Garland Park – Walk Replacement & ADA Updates


6300 E Mississippi Ave


Denver Parks and Recreation


Completed Fall 2021

Services Provided:

Concept design
ADA assessment and review
Irrigation design services
Construction documents
Bidding assistance
Construction period services

Project Overview:

Denver Parks and Recreation engaged Em Dub Design to help remediate several DOJ-specific ADA accessibility deficiencies identified at Denver’s Garland Park as well as update all remaining old asphalt trails.

Em Dub Design was tasked with conducting a review of the ADA deficiencies and determining appropriate solutions. Because the findings were not specific enough to translate into clear implementation plans, Em Dub Design worked with our ADA consultant to determine the scope of improvements. We reviewed the scope with Denver’s Division of Disability Rights to confirm that the proposed design solutions would remedy the identified deficiencies, and helped the City define the final project scope.

Solutions included redesigning parking lots with accessible parking spaces and connections to accessible routes and park amenities. A new sidewalk was added along Tennessee Ave. which created an accessible route from the elementary school to the main park sidewalks. A permitted picnic area was redesigned with new walks, tables, and seating to meet current ADA requirements. Most of the existing asphalt trails were also replaced with concrete.

Finally, the park’s use of non-potable water for irrigation required working closely with city irrigation staff to design significant irrigation adjustments around the new picnic area and sidewalks to a system already at capacity.