MIDLAND PARK MASTER PLAN
Client: Town of Basalt
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Project Status: Phase 1 Completed Summer 2015
Midland Park began as a collaboration between a group of forward-thinking citizens and the Town of Basalt with the shared goal of creating a diverse, beautiful, and peaceful destination along the Roaring Fork River and adjacent to the Town’s new showpiece library. In collaboration with the Midland Park Committee and the Town, Connect One designed an inclusive park that visibly and physically connects the town to the Roaring Fork River in an ecologically sensitive manner.
The park is intended to be a place of quiet, natural beauty punctuated with elements that highlight the nature, history, and folklore of the river via sculptures and other creative elements. Small seating and gathering venues are scattered throughout the site inviting visitors to enjoy the woods, meadow, and river. The park features three primary spaces connected by a raised walkway which allows access to the site during high water as well as winter. A Spirit Nest highlights folklore relating to the river and provides an outdoor space for library activities. A Gathering Tree bridges the emotional and physical connections people share with the river, and a splash pool allows safe, universal access to the water at the river’s edge.
This project won a 2019 CCASLA Honor Award.