The “Denver Mountain Parks Preservation Master Plan,” authored by Anderson Hallas, for the interconnected 14,000-acre mountain park system established the preservation of this remarkable network of historic resources and roadways. Rehabilitation work is ongoing and include life safety and structural upgrades to 40 historic park structures ranging from stone shelters and warming houses to lodges and cultural landscape.
- Designed by visionary landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and constructed between 1912-1941
- System of interconnected historic, natural, physical landmarks and roadways nominated to the National Register in 1990
- Historic structures – designed by prominent Denver architects
- Developed for Denver’s citizens to experience the richness of the Rocky Mountains from the safety of their cars
- The City requested development of a “District-wide Historical and Cultural Facilities Assessment” – a document that continues to guide the parks’ preservation, 18 years later – rehabilitation work that Anderson Hallas continues to guide