Colorado Springs, Colorado
For this city park and interpretive playground in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we dug a three-acre lake, battling the shallow water table in a natural drainage area. The end result was a 40’ length of waterfalls that utilizes a special filtering intake. A permanent de-watering sump was added to keep the ground water on top of the membrane.
The walkways surrounding the park cross the lake over large 20’ long flagstone slabs that cantilever the edge. These provide unique viewing areas so that visitors can observe the multitudes of aquatic life that live in the lake, such as tadpoles and turtles. These creatures essentially provide an outdoor aquarium for the children from the adjoining playground.
Thomas & Thomas Landscape Architects