Livable Cities Studio is excited to celebrate the completion of Denver Parks and Recreation’s La Alma-Lincoln Park Vision Plan! This plan illustrates the community vision and guides future improvements for the 15.4-acre park located just southwest of downtown Denver.

“Alma” translates to “soul” and this park has historically functioned as the heart and soul of the surrounding neighborhood. One of Denver’s first parks, it played a key role in the city’s Chicano/a movement, providing gathering space for organizing and becoming a symbol of Chicano/a identity in the 1960s and 70s.

Livable Cities Studio led the La Alma-Lincoln Park Vision Plan process with Denver Parks and Recreation. Over the course of 10 months, our team had a total of 2,539 engagement touchpoints and facilitated a robust engagement process with the help of two Community Connectors —including three public meetings, three community surveys, and 12 community events and focus groups.

Through these engagement efforts, we developed a park concept that weaves together places to celebrate the park’s unique history with active recreation opportunities. A primary loop connects the park and is punctuated with areas to stop, enjoy community artwork, and learn about the neighborhood’s identity through interpretive installations.

Livable Cities was honored to lead this planning effort in collaboration with Matrix Design Group and There There Architecture.