What's Out There Weekends

Lawrence Halprin's Legacy: Skyline Park

Denver, CO

Guides: Ann Mullins, FASLA, & Tina Bishop, ASLA 

Mullins has over 30 years’ experience working as a landscape architect. Her focus is cultural and historic landscapes.

Bishop is a founding partner of the award-winning Denver-based landscape architecture firm Mundus Bishop. 

Constructed between 1972 and 1975, Halprin conceived Skyline as a one-acre linear park and plaza at the center of Denver’s downtown urban renewal district. The design was reminiscent of the Red Rocks and separated from the busy streetscape with heavy plantings and a continuous berm. The park was intended to provide an urban oasis.

In the early 2000s, Skyline underwent large-scale renovation. Much of Halprin’s original design was lost. Mullins and Bishop proposed alternative designs during the renovation process and helped document the original park prior to demolition. As tour guides, they will discuss the history of the site, the renovation process, and current perceptions of the park. This tour is offered in conjunction with a tour of Babi Yar Park. Participants may register for one or both tours.  

This tour is part of a larger program intended to celebrate the life and legacy of landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. Learn more about the program and view other tours by returning to the event page for What's Out There Weekend: The Public Landscapes of Lawrence Halprin.