Fryingpan Kilns and Arbaney Park
Basalt, CO

As the first and oldest remaining structures in Basalt, the Fryingpan Kilns are a historic icon in the Roaring Fork Valley. Over the years, exposure to the elements threatened the structural integrity of the beehive-shaped domes once used for the production of pinon charcoal used by the local mining industry. BMC staff spearheaded efforts to secure a Great Outdoors Colorado grant for the project and oversaw the structural rehabilitation of the kilns. The restoration effort was recognized with a Merit Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. BMC has laid the groundwork for the second phase of the project including interpretive design for the landscape surrounding the kilns, to make the landmarks a vital and exploratory component of Arbaney Park. More recently, BMC has been helping the Basalt Parks, Open Space & Trails Committee evaluate improvements to Arbaney Park in accordance to their recently adopted master plan (see Urban Design and Planning projects).