A Message from the Board of City Park Alliance

City Park LakeFor over a century, visitors and residents of Denver have enjoyed playing and relaxing in City Park. In times of turmoil, City Park has been a respite to escape when we feel overwhelmed.  This holds true even as the City navigates the Coronavirus outbreak.

City Park has remained safe and accessible to everyone.  People in the park have been honoring safe distancing and wearing nose and mouth coverings. We ask you to please continue these practices.

Sadly, many things that had been planned in the Park for Spring and Summer have been put on hold.  Our traditional Ice Cream Social and the installation of the Color Fields art project by the lily ponds have been postponed.  Keep coming back to cityparkalliance.org for dates/times if we are able to secure new dates this Summer.

City Park Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works with Denver Parks and Recreation to “protect and improve” our beloved City Park.

Thank you.

The Board of City Park Alliance

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Driving to Completion

Image courtesy of cityofdenvergolf.com

Coming Soon: Grand Opening of the newly redesigned City Park Golf Course! Watch this space.

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Color Field Denver

Color Field Denver

City Park Alliance (CPA) is participating in a collaborative public art installation in the Lily Pond. Local artists Sarah and Josh Palmeri will activate the space through a colorful, site-specific installation of roughly 7,000 painted gardening stakes in the seedbeds of the drained pond. The six uniquely shaped seedbeds will transform into abstract forms of lenticular colors, bringing attention to this underutilized area of the City Park.

Sponsored by City Park Friends and Neighbors, supporters in addition to CPA include Denver Arts and Venues, Denver Parks and Recreation, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver ZOO.

To learn more and to learn how you can be involved, visit the Color Field website.

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Redevelopment of the small playground area on the east side of City Park

Denver Parks and Recreation is working with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to create “nature play” space in City Park

The recently completed City Park Master Plan calls for the replacement of the small playground on the east side of City Park, just south of the Museum. Denver Parks and Recreation announced a partnership with DMNS to redevelop the small playground area.

DMNS has launched a Nature Play survey to gather input to help inform the concept and design of natural play spaces in City Park. What makes nature, science and play meaningful to you?

Take the DMNS Nature Play Survey

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We have a new Board of Directors

Visit our list of new directors.

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Greater & Greener is the Premiere International Urban Parks Conference

Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections is presented by City Parks Alliance, the only independent, nationwide membership organization dedicated solely to urban parks. The conference will bring together more than 1,000 leaders from parks and recreation, public works, transportation, city planning and other municipal agencies, mayors, advocacy and funding organizations, community leaders, designers and landscape architects, real estate developers and other stakeholders involved in city building.

For more than a decade, Greater & Greener has been the leading international conference for urban park leaders, city planning and design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators to explore the role of parks and recreation in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing 21st Century cities. The highly curated sessions, workshops, and tours facilitate an honest dialogue around solutions, cross-sector and peer-to-peer networking, and tools for building successful park partnerships.

Greater & Greener 2019: Exploring Natural Connections comes to Denver, CO, July 20-24. The Denver metropolitan region is one of the fastest growing in the U.S., due in part, to the city’s ongoing commitment to an outdoor urban lifestyle. The entire city is our venue as historic vision and modern execution of the Denver park system provide first-hand examples of urban park planning, partnerships, design, and programming.

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New Sidewalk Construction on Colorado Boulevard

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.

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