The Backyard will open at CSU Spur in Summer 2023.
This outdoor space features landscape architecture depicting the watersheds of Colorado, and allows visitors to enjoy a break in the Colorado sunshine while connecting them with educational opportunities and rotating interactive programming.
In addition to all that The Backyard has to offer, the space parallels the South Platte River, where restoration and new riverfront offerings, including walking paths and an amphitheater, are under development. It’s an easy walk down to the river from The Backyard to explore one of Colorado’s most important waterways.
The Backyard is also home to one of CSU Spur’s eight art installations, titled Crescendo, made up of large concrete waves, designed and installed by local artist Nikki Pike.