Joseph P. Martinez Park


The Joseph P. Martinez Park Master Plan provides a model for blending environmentally sensitive design with culturally responsive design through a community-driven vision to honor and celebrate the history of Joseph P. Martinez and the community of Villa Park. Located in West Denver, the 12-acre park is embedded in the diverse and underserved west Denver community. The new vision for the park reflects the diverse and rich culture of the neighborhoods, honors its namesake, and enhances the natural ecology of nearby Lakewood Gulch with health and wellness opportunities.

Livable Cities Studio led the Joseph P. Martinez Vision Plan for the City and County of Denver and is currently finishing the design for the first phase of improvement. Throughout the planning process and within the design phase, our team engaged deeply with the surrounding community, schools and neighborhood organizations building ownership along the way.