by Greg Davis, City Park Alliance
A music festival in City Park known as Chive Fest is garnering a lot of attention recently. This music festival proposed to take place on August 16th will host 7,500 people in an all-day event on the East Meadow of City Park.
Prior to the permits office approving the permit, City Park Friends and Neighbors urged City Park Alliance to sign a letter to the mayor opposing this event. This letter strongly voices disapproval for the event based on concerns such as parking and noise. City Park Alliance elected not to sign this letter and not to specifically oppose Chive Fest as the process is within the scope of the Admission Based Events Policy approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board in 2010. This policy gives the Manager of Denver Parks and Recreation authority to approve admission based events in City Park, Civic Center Park, Skyline Park, Central Park-Stapleton, Parkfield Park, and Ruby Hill Park.
We at City Park Alliance would like to like be proactive regarding the current and future implementation of the permitting policy for ticketed events at City Park. Please consider attending a meeting with representatives from the City of Denver and the event producers of Chive Fest in the VIP room of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Wednesday, July 30th from 6-7pm.
We also need the views presented by City Park Alliance to reflect all park users and not a vocal minority. Please provide your thoughts using the following polls.