Woodbriar Park: Nature-based Stormwater Management & Community Recreation | U.S. Green Building Council
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Woodbriar Park: Nature-based Stormwater Management & Community Recreation

GBCI: 0920019139

The Woodbriar Park Renovation improved an existing 7-acre neighborhood park to include flood control storage while enhancing a highly-valued community open space. Unique project elements included collaborative community engagement; a multi-functional detention facility and separate natural creek channel; integration of environmental art with the creek; and site-sensitive nature play recreation.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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About

Repeated stormwater flooding of the residential neighborhood
prompted the City of Greeley to seek options for better stormwater
management. The Woodbriar Park Renovation Project improved an
existing 7-acre neighborhood community park to include flood
control storage while enhancing a highly-valued community open
space. An extensive public engagement process identified
community preferences for the park improvements while also
educating park users on the stormwater management objectives.
Unique aspects of this project included a community engagement
process that created excitement for the project; a multi-functional
detention facility and separate natural creek channel; integration of
environmental art with the natural creek channel; and site-sensitive
nature play recreation. The $2.5M multi-city agency project included:
• Multi-use, peak-shaving detention facility
• Natural creek channel daylit from previously piped flow
• Nature playground utilizing on-site park materials
• Interactive creek “diversion plaza” including a Parshall flume, slide
gate, diversion runnels, and interpretive artwork
• Sustainable landscape conversion to reduce irrigation consumption
and increase biodiversity within the park

Objectives

  1. Understand storm water management and flood mitigation.
  2. Learn how community-based recreation planning and design can contribute to storm water management and flood mitigation.
  3. Understand natural playground design.
  4. Identify environmental art and its contributions to sustainable landscape design.

This course is approved for GBCI CE hours, but is not available through Education @USGBC.

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Created by

USGBC Colorado
Denver, CO
United States

Leaders

Ian Anderson
Adam Bienenstock