Connecting places, people, and nature is a quintessential example of why Kyle does what he does. The River Run project includes a new segment of the South Platte River Trail along with soft surface trails, themed rest areas, expanded parking at the trailheads, new vegetation, riparian habitat improvements and river access. Working collaboratively with McLaughlin Whitewater Group, the team created river improvements including a unique surfing experience. Today, the park is a huge draw for people seeking fun both in and out of the river.
Wave Surfer at River Run Park
I like seeing how much it’s used. People will line up on each side of the river to surf the waves, and the trail is one of the most active along the Front Range.”
Kyle discovered landscape architecture having gained an appreciation of art and science from his master gardener mother and structural engineer father. He is currently the chair of DHM’s Leaders in Training Committee, which focuses on mentoring the next generation of leaders within the profession.