The redevelopment of this riverfront park focused on enhancing existing park infrastructure and offering additional recreation opportunities for the growing community of Cochrane.
With strong rural heritage and small town character in a scenic valley, Riverfront Park enhances sense of place and fosters outdoor experiences that reflect the surrounding landscape.
Following an assessment of the existing pathway infrastructure, a hierarchy of new and existing pathways were established to create an accessible trail network throughout the park. By creating meaningful connections, and promoting exploration, pedestrians are encouraged to interact with the natural environment. Located on the Bow River and encompassing multiple creek and drainage outlets, the site offers a bounty of opportunities for interaction with the natural hydrology. These opportunities come with a necessity and responsibility to be protected, restored and enhanced.
The design of the park was revisited following the 2013 floods as much of the shoreline, banks and existing crossings were affected. The redesign included a post-flood assessment and respect to future hydrological events.