REACHING OUT FOR YOUR HELP: Disposition of Memorial Benches at City Park Golf Course
A request from Denver Parks and Recreation
Denver Parks and Recreation is nearing the final stages of the remodel of City Park Golf course and will be putting the finishing touches on the project over the next few months. This includes finalizing how the existing memorials will be incorporated into the new golf course.
At this time, we have approximately eight memorial benches that have not been claimed. If no close family or friends associated with the memorial item come forward, we intend to document these items and then recycle them after June 17.
If you are a friend or family member associated with these unclaimed memorials, please contact Pam Smith at 720-865-0455 or email@example.com to help us finalize arrangements for these items.
- Ed and Ted Calloway
- James “Jenks” and Bernice Jenkins
- Don M. Adams
- Earl G. Brown
- Viki’s Tee Box
- Booney Davis and Ralph Knight
- Eunice A. Prince
- Jack Girtin
Additionally, if you have a memorial at the City Park Golf Course and have not been recently contacted by the City on this memorial, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Friday, May 31, Starting at 6:30 p.m.
Grab a picnic basket and join your friends and neighbors in City Park on Friday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. for a free concert at the City Park Pavilion and Bandshell. Founded in the 1860s, the Denver Municipal Band is the longest continually operating professional concert band in the United States. This concert will kick off another impressive Denver Municipal Band summer season with conductor Joe Martin. For more information, visit denvermunicipalband.org
New Sidewalk Construction on Colorado Boulevard Starting April 1, 2019, Temporary Closure of RTD Stop Starting March 28.
On Thursday, March 28, the RTD bus stop at 26th and Colorado will close, as crews begin prep work to install new sidewalk on the west side of Colorado Boulevard from 23rd to 26th Avenues.
Along Colorado Boulevard, the RTD stops at 29th Avenue and just south on 23rd Avenue will remain open.
Beginning Monday, April 1, sidewalk installation will start, requiring one southbound lane to close on Colorado Boulevard along that stretch to accommodate equipment and safety of crews. Work is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting.
The public’s patience and cooperation during construction is greatly appreciated.
As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis.
More than a century ago, Denver’s leaders — inspired by the City Beautiful movement — built toward the ideal of a “city within a park.” But the last 20 years have seen immense change, as Denver’s population has exploded and developers cover more and more of the city’s remaining nature. Green space per capita is decreasing in the Mile High City as leaders sign off and developers transform urban environment.
In the series
- Part 1: Green space disappearing in Denver faster than in other cities.
- Part 2: Residents facing green space crunch seek room to roam.
- Part 3: Push to regain green space faces obstacles of environment, equity.
The Denver Post’s analysis found
- Green space in Denver is disappearing faster than in most other cities, with paved-over cover increasing from 19 percent of the city in 1974 to 48 percent in 2018 (not including Denver International Airport), federal and city data show. Up to 69 percent of the city is expected to be paved or covered by 2040. Only New York and a few mega cities exceed that level of what planners call “imperviousness.”
- Denver ranks nearly last among major U.S. cities, including New York, in park space as a percentage of total area. It also ranks nearly last in park acres per resident.
- City leaders are overriding residents’ desire for increased green space as they sign off on more high-density development.
- The dwindling of nature in Denver could lead to potentially overwhelming increases in stormwater runoff, and is causing worsening heat-wave impacts and likely hurting residents’ physical and mental health.
- The situation has reached a point that clashes with the “green” images Denver economic development officials project to promote growth, tourism and the outdoor recreation industry.
Installation of New Traffic Signals
Starting Monday, January 14, 2019, work crews will install new traffic signals on E 23rd Avenue at the new entrance to the golf course, which is across from the main entrance to the Denver Zoo.
Expect Minor Delays
Expect minor delays from January 14 to January 25 while crews install utilities for the new traffic signals. Workers will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction on E 23rd Avenue during this two-week period. Crews will work on the north side of E 23rd Avenue from January 14 to January 18, 2019, and then will continue work on the south side of E 23rd Avenue the following week. The sidewalk on the south side of E 23rd Avenue and the entrance to the Denver Zoo will remain open during this time. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.
Once installation of the utilities for the traffic signals is complete, crews will reconfigure the center traffic island and traffic lanes, construct new curbs, gutters and pedestrian ramps, and install the new traffic signals. This street work is expected to last throughout the month of February 2019. Details regarding traffic control for this phase of construction will be forthcoming.
RTD will close the bus stops at the Zoo entrance for both east and west bound buses (Route 32) for the duration of the construction. The other stops along E 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street will remain open, per RTD.
City Park Golf Course Redesign – Contact Information
Denver Parks and Recreation wants your ideas and feedback for the design of a new City Park playground.
- The online survey remains open through November 30.
- A final open house event at the Carla Madison Recreation Center on December 15.
City Park’s Dustin Redd Playground Open House
Join Denver Parks and Recreation for the unveiling of the preferred concept for Dustin Redd Playground. This is an opportunity for the community to provide final input on the design.
Public Open House #3
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm
Carla Madison Recreation Center Multipurpose Room, 2401 E. Colfax Ave.