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Meet Me In Confluence

by Michael Polzella
Confluence Park in Denver

After two years and nearly $10 million, Denver’s revamped Confluence Park has reopened.

Confluence Park, the site of Denver’s birthplace, is located where Cherry Creek and the South Platte River converge. The renovation project was designed to make the park compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The discovery of coal tar and resulting cleanup slowed the process and doubled the cost.

Now, Confluence Park has wider pedestrian paths, separate bike paths, safer river access and an overhauled centerpiece, Shoemaker Plaza. It’s part of the city’s eight-year, $50 million River Vision project to restore green space along the river.

– Leah Steinberg, The 100 Companies

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