Over the past two weeks, students in Instructor Siobhan Brooks’ landscape architecture studio have been exploring Boulder County, learning firsthand about the structure of community parks and their role in regional recreational planning. The studio will be collaborating with the City of Longmont’s senior planners and landscape architects to develop masterplan schemes for a future community park in southwest Longmont.
During the first week, students visited Foothills Community Park, Sandstone Rand and Dry Creek Community Park. This week, students launched their site reconnaissance analysis phase, with a site visit to the 80-acre Sisters of St. Francis property. The studio was accompanied by City of Longmont Senior Project Manager Steve Ransweiler, PLA.
During the first clear and cool day of the semester, Brooks and the students enjoyed marching through the cornfields, hopping across irrigation ditches and investigating riparian zones.