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Midland & Old Pond Park

Midland & Old Pond Park

Basalt, CO
Connecting two parks with over 500 linear feet of boardwalk resting on adjustable, non-penetrating, pan-foot legs with cable handrails

Design Challenge

Midland & Old Pond Park

After decades of mismanagement and intermittent  flooding and water challenges, it was time for a makeover for the two parks. Surrounding construction and misuse of the area prevented the Roaring Fork River from flowing on its natural path. The solution needed to address this issue. 

Additionally, to maximize visitation and enjoyment of the park, it was essential to create a system of trails that enabled visitors to access improved areas.

Design Solution

Midland & Old Pond Park

This new and improved park helped to return the Roaring Fork River back to its native flow and original banks. Over 25,000 native species of plants and grass were also planted. The elevated trail helped to move people across affected areas, preserve the nature below, and connect all parts of the two parks.

To eliminate further damage the land and respect the rejuvenated beauty of the area, a non-penetrating, adjustable pan-foot boardwalk was the perfect solution. This specific boardwalk incorporated artistic natural elements and path layouts.