Project Profile:

Garden of the Gods

Project Summary

Commercial horse trail through this beautiful park with a view of Pikes Peak. Gravelpave2 was used to stabilize eroding loose soils and maintain the natural appearance. A 7% sandstone colored cement was added to 3/16” sharp gravel, compacted into the rings, misted with water, let set for 48 hours to cure, and finally top dressed with site soils. “I estimate the Gravelpave2 installation has cut maintenance cost and time by 80 percent.” - Greg Jensen, Senior Park Maintenance Technician

Address

1401 Recreation Way Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Install Size

190 m2 (2045 sq ft) and 500 m2 ( 5382 sq ft)

Designer

City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Dept.

Contractor

Invisible Structures, Inc.

Project Gallery

Gravel Pavers were installed at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, using Gravelpave2.
Prior to installation, horses would rut the trail and rain would erode away the soil causing large, dangerous trenches.
Permeable Pavers were installed at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, using Gravelpave2.
Trenches filled and smoothed. Base course installation was not needed in this case since the existing rocky/sandy soil was optimal for support.
Pervious Paving was installed at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, using Gravelpave2.
Shaping the Gravelpave2 rolls to fit the curves and hills. Gravelpave2 was pinned down using eight inch anchors and washers (provided with the order).
Porous Paver was installed at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, using Gravelpave2.
Compacting the site soil into the rings.
Aggregate Paver was installed at the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, using Gravelpave2.
Problem Solved. The trails, which had previously been prone to erosion and rutting, are now virtually maintenance free.