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.
Aerial photo of City Park Golf Course under construction
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.
If you were not able to attend the last Open House Meeting to review the design concepts for the Dustin Redd Playground on October 17, you can now take the online survey to share your thoughts. This survey reflects the information shared at the public open house, and is now online to gather more of your comments and ideas. To learn more, and read the project FAQ’s visit www.denvergov.org/parkprojects.
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The summer of 2017 brings a number of exciting events to City Park. Events in the summer of 2017 are highlighted by 10 weeks of City Park Jazz concerts, the newly reformatted Colorado Classic Bike Race, the Colfax Marathon, several museum and zoo free days sponsored by the SCFD, and of course, the City Park Ice Cream Social. While it’s unfortunate to see some of the more popular events like National Get Outdoors Day and the Tour de Fat move on to different venues, there is still plenty to get excited about this summer in City Park.
Events in City Park are available on the Office of Special Events Calendar, but we took the time to extract the events in City Park and post them on the City Park Alliance web site:
City Park 2017 Events Calendar
Neal Cassady (left) and Jack Kerouac
City Park already features important literary elements with the Shakespeare Elm and a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (CPNAC) would like to enhance the literary elements in the park by adding a tribute to Denver’s own Neal Cassady.
Cassady attended East High School where he met Hal Chase who introduced him to Jack Kerouac and other writers associated with the Beat Movement. Cassady became a muse for Kerouac, who attributed his writing style made famous in his Novel, On The Road, to a letter received from Cassady. Kerouac called this letter, now known as the Joan Anderson Letter, “the greatest piece of writing [he] ever saw, better’n anybody in America…” Cassady’s writing inspired Kerouac’s style, and his outsized personality inspired some of Kerouac’s characters, like the thinly disguised Dean Moriarty from On the Road.
The City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee received a grant from the City of Denver as part of the P.S. You Are Here grant program, to celebrate Neal Cassady through a temporary art project in City Park. The City Park Alliance has agreed to support this effort as a non-profit fiduciary agent from which the grant funds can be managed. The Neal Cassady tribute is designed to bring people to the park to celebrate his influence and further enhance the literary elements in the park with a vision of eventually bringing a long-term tribute to Cassady into City Park and/or the East High School Esplanade.
The project will use Rainworks paint, a paint which is visible only when it is wet, to showcase excerpts of Neal Cassady’s work onto the sidewalks of City Park. Clues will be provided on social media as to the location and content of these paintings, and people will be encouraged to bring water bottles or use existing water sources to uncover Cassady’s musings. CPNAC recognizes that City Park often functions too much as an event space; a place where people drive to an event, then leave shortly thereafter. In addition to enhancing the existing literary elements in the park and celebrating the influence of East High School graduate, Neal Cassady, this project will improve “placemaking” in the park by providing a unique experience that encourages people to linger and explore City Park.