Overland Pond Dock Restoration

Overland Pond Dock Restoration

Landscape Architecture > River Restoration > Overland Pond Dock Restoration

Denver, Colorado 

Client: The Greenway Foundation and the City and County of Denver

South Platte River – Overland Pond Dock Restoration:  THK Associates, Inc. helped to prepare funding grants, construction documents and construction administration for numerous restoration projects for Denver’s historic Overland Pond.

The project generally includes three elements. These elements include:

Project Area One – Overland Pond Dock Replacement

The emphasis of this project involved the removal of an existing dock structure and replacing with a new dock structure.  The look of the reconstructed dock was designed to reflect a traditonal dock structure with a connection to a riverine/pond environment. Natural appearing corten steel and stamped and stained “barn board concrete were used. ADA accessible fishing area were incorporated to make this accessible to all users.

Project Area Two – Accessible Boat Launch

A proposed accessible boat launch was planned for the site.  This boat launch is located at the northern edge of Overland Pond and will consist of a gravel trail and a faux rock/concrete structure at the pond edge. 

Project Area Three – Warm Water Fish Habitat Creation

Three areas of Overland Pond were excavated to create deeper warm water fish habitats in Overland Pond.

The Fountain Creek Restoration at Gold Hill Mesa was one of the first projects for the South Platte River South Greenway Master plan