The City of Lead has transformed from “the richest little city in the world” from mining gold to mining the deep mysteries of the universe at the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake. A new visitor center perched on the edge of the infamous Open Cut revealed opportunities in the adjacent parks. Tallgrass Landscape Architecture worked with the City to develop a visionary Master Plan for Manuel Brothers Park to better meet the current and future needs of the community. The plan quickly expanded to include the entire “South Rim” of the Open Cut, including Prospect Park, Manuel Brothers Park, the Rifle Club, and the Dog Park.
This plan provides the missing Town Center that Lead has long been searching for, yet includes space and program area for the recreational aspects of the park and the acknowledgment that you are on the edge of a huge hole in the earth that is absolutely awe-inspiring. An initial phase of the project bid in the winter of 2017 to allow for a summer construction schedule.