Adams County Government Center & Natural Park

Brighton, Colorado

The 90-acre Adams County Government Center and Natural Park is designed to engage, educate and evoke a direct emotional connection to the natural environment and the County’s strong historical foundations. While the Government Center welcomes visitors to the natural surroundings, the gem of the center is the Natural Park that buffers it from nearby major highways while encouraging exploration of the natural setting. This portion of the site was historically utilized as irrigation storage ponds for adjacent farms. In a new sustainable use, the ponds have been rehabilitated and preserved into a series of wetland cells that cascade down and around the site. A regional pedestrian and bike trail winds its way around the wetland cells, connecting users with the native landscape and diverse wildlife species that call this area home.


  • Landscape Architecture
  • Branding
  • Community/Public Engagement
  • Construction Services
  • Entitlements/Zoning
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D Visualization


  • 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Chapter, Land Stewardship Award
  • 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects, Colorado Chapter, Merit Award, Design Category


  • Pocket Park
  • Signage/Monumentation
  • Sustainable Design
  • Trail
  • Wayfinding