Colorado State Parks Camper Services

Feasibility Study + Design

Colorado State Parks asked Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture to develop a prototype visitor facilities building for three of its parks. With its low-profile, natural stone base and simple geometry, it fits nicely into all three locations: Cherry Creek State Park, Chatfield State Park and St. Vrain State Park.

At Chatfield State Park, the building serves as a camper services center, providing laundry facilities, showers, restrooms, a fish cleaning area, meeting room and administrative office. The camper registration building at Cherry Creek State Park includes a visitor center with exhibits, ranger’s desk, gift shop, restrooms and offices. Shower rooms offer the same amenities as those of the Chatfield camper services, and a self-service fee station provides a map and interpretive display of the park. For St. Vrain State Park, we developed design guidelines defining the character and scale to be used for a future visitor center, nature center, entry station and additional camper services facility. Camper services are identical to those of Chatfield State Park.

Project at a Glance


Chatfield, Cherry Creek and St. Vrain State Parks, Colorado


Colorado State Parks


  • Cherry Creek Camper Services: $1.2 Million
  • Cherry Creek Camper Registration: $1 Million
  • Chatfield Camper Services: $672,000
  • St. Vrain Camper Services: $425,000


2005 - 2009

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