Old Yellowstone District Pathway, Pavilion, & Landscaping
WLC was hired by the City of Casper and Platte River Trails Trust to conceptually design and develop a cost estimate a new pedestrian bridge, additional connective pathway, pavilion and landscaping in the northwest portion of the Old Yellowstone District improvement area. This project included meetings with several stakeholder groups to help identify the vision for the area. Several conceptual ideas were provided to accommodate various budget levels. The new pedestrian bridge will begin south of the Jonah Bank parking lot and span the North Platte River to the south. Once across the river a new portion of pathway will head east to connect with the existing pathway located at the First Street bridge. Decorative landscaping along the pathway and a new pavilion providing a venue for small concerts, gatherings and an outdoor meeting place were also incorporated into the project. The City of Casper is doing exciting things in the area known as the Old Yellowstone District. An area once run down with many vacated or abandoned properties is now receiving a much needed face lift bringing new life to an increasingly active community. The improved pathway system along the river and adjacent to the Old Yellowstone District will allow for increased activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and commuting to downtown local businesses.