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Once A Landfill, Johnson Habitat Park Is Helping Improve South Platte Corridor

DENVER (CBS4) - Johnson Habitat Park in Denver is now open to visitors.

Mayor Michael Hancock helped celebrate the grand opening of the newly remolded park Monday afternoon.

Johnson Habitat Park
Johnson Habitat Park (credit: CBS)

The park cost more than $7 million to rebuild. It was once a city landfill but today it's filled with bike trails, playgrounds and access to the South Platte River.

"Today we are cutting the ribbon of not just a newly renovated park, but a new chapter in our city's rich history," Hancock said.

This project is one of five aiming to improve the South Platte River corridor.

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