Russell Square Park


The renovation of Russell Square Park is the culmination of a multi-year community process that began in 2016, when the My Outdoor Colorado Cole Coalition received the Inspire Planning grant. Though 74% of Cole residents live within ¼ mile of a park or open space, the neighborhood parks are largely underused.

Livable Cities Studio worked with the community to re-envision Russell Square Park as a place to reconnect with nature through play features, an outdoor classroom, a multi-use basketball court, picnic areas, and public art. New amenities nestled beneath a mature tree canopy create a welcoming space for residents to stroll and gather daily. A community-driven mural by a local artist Lauri Keener was recently completed as the final touch on the newly renovated park. Livable Cities Studio worked with the City and County of Denver, the Coalition, and the community to develop the park concepts and advance the design through full construction documentation.