FROM THE ARCHITECTS:
Barefoot Lakes is a 1300-acre master planned community situated thirty minutes north of Denver, CO. The property includes 100-acres of man-made lakes, formed from inactive gravel quarries along the St. Vrain River, and over 150-acres of active and passive recreation programming. The recreation master plan includes regional, community and neighborhood parks with activities ranging from swimming, kayaking, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening, and sports.
The project was put on hold during the recession and the current master plan aims to leverage the quality and quantity of recreation opportunities to help build a narrative that engages public and private support of the project. During the planning process, the design team distilled the various project requirements from the client, county and potential homebuyers into four key goals. The resulting narrative and design graphics are currently being used to gain county approval for the project, engage community groups to help fund and maintain sports fields, and to garner private investment from home builder groups and recreation providers. Tomecek Studio Architecture is developing the architecture and signage for the public portion of this project.