39th Avenue Greenway is more than a park—it is an essential part of infrastructure that collects and directs rainwater during a flood. This piece is connected to the park by highlighting a catastrophic Denver flood from 1965, a projected 100 year flood that has yet to happen, and the impact of Denver’s history of flooding on the local neighborhoods. Housed below a ghostly water tower shaped structure reminiscent of one removed nearby, a map of Denver has the flood events marked with glass marbles. “We wanted to do a piece that had a direct connection to the actual function of the site,” the artists say. “It’s a playful way of reminding everyone why they’re there.”

Images by Wes Magyar