Building on a Legacy
An overview of the history of greenway development along the South Platte River.
Speakers: John M. Pflaum, P.E. Professional Engineering Consultant; Jeff Shoemaker, Executive Director, The Greenway Foundation; H. William Woodcock, ASLA, Owner of Landscape Solutions 3, Inc.; Bill Neumann, ASLA, Principal DHM Design Corporation
The speakers bring different perspectives to Greenway Planning and Design, from managing a non-profit Greenway foundation to managing planning, design and construction for a Park District, to design and construction as a consulting engineer and a landscape architect. Together they will share more than 30 years of experience on the South Platte River Greenway development in metropolitan Denver, Colorado. They will present an overview of the history of greenway development along the South Platte River and along tributary stream corridors and how greenway development has helped to make trails part of the everyday life of residents in the Denver metro area.
With this document, the Dakota County Greenway Collaborative takes the approach used in roadbuilding and applies it to creating a countywide network of greenways.
Times of crisis challenge social sector leaders in extraordinary ways. The unprecedented circumstances brought forth by COVID-19 and recent acts of police brutality call on each of us to individually reflect, collectively support, and intentionally adapt our work to meet the urgent needs of this moment.
We asked you to give us your recommendations for durable pants that can withstand trail work. These are the results.
In August of 2020 American Trails held a webinar called "Balancing Recreational Area Use with Homelessness and Vagrancy." This webinar discussed how the city of Modesto, California dealt with the challenge of homelessness and vagrancy in their parks and trails. These are some key takeaways from the webinar.