All donations to City Park Alliance are used directly toward projects in City Park, and every effort is made to leverage your donations with other partners to maximize the impact of your contribution.

HistoricDenver2017 Master Plan & Design Guidelines

The Alliance provided financial support and is participating in the planning workgroup to create Design Guidelines for City Park and update the City Park Master Plan.  City Park Alliance provided letters of support for grants and raised $7,300 to provide the community match for the planning contract.

Picnic Area 1 mapPicnic Area #1 Renovations

Picnic Area #1 is being re-developed in 2017 consistent with the new Denver Parks and Recreation Picnic Areas Master Plan. Denver Parks and Recreation is matching
$25,000 from donation from City Park Alliance.

Street Performer Sven JorgensenCity Park Ice Cream Social

The City Park Ice Cream Social is an annual event provided by the City Park Alliance in partnership with City Council District 9. The Ice Cream Social is a family-friendly event that kicks off the concert season for the Denver Municipal Band.

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Ecological Master Plan

The Alliance solicited two graduate students from the CU-Denver Masters of Urban Planning Program to develop an Ecological Master Plan for City Park. The purpose of this plan is to provide recommendations which improve and preserve the ecological services in City Park in support of the 2017 revisions to the City Park Master Plan.

Literary Hide & Seek

cassadyandkerouacThe 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 Alliance is helping plan the project with the neighborhood advisory committee and is serving as the non-profit fiduciary agent from which the grant funds can be managed.

Horseshoe Court RenovationHorseshoe Courts

Renovations to the horseshoe court in City Park were designed by the Alliance working with the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association and through soliciting feedback from park users.  An overhaul of the horseshoe courts was completed in March of 2016 with Denver Parks and Recreation matching a $16,000 donation from the Alliance.

The Mile High Loop

DSC_7124The Mile High Loop is a 5k (3.1 mile) running path which traverses City Park along the 5,280 foot elevation contour line. The Mile High Loop was the brain-child of former City Park Alliance Board Member Paul Davis, and with the full support of the Alliance and the Department of Parks and Recreation his dream turned into reality in 2008. The Alliance has supported the Mile High Loop through planning, grantwriting, fundraising, and trail maintenance.

Public Advocacy

StakeholdersThe Alliance has provided years of advocacy for park policies and projects.  The Alliance hosted community forums on permitting movies in the park, managing off-leash areas, and event policies. The Alliance promotes planning and fundraising activities for City Park and participates as a member of the City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee.

Planning Workgroups

The Alliance provides input and expertise through participation in workgroups and promotion of planning efforts for City Park.  Workgroups have addressed:

2017 Public Art Selection – Denver Zoo Waste to Energy Building
2017 Master Plan & Design Guidelines 2017 Updates
2015-2016 City Park Historic Designation
2016 Public Art Selection for “The Edge” tiger exhibit
2014 City Loop (Reimagine Play)
2008 Mile High Loop Creation & Funding
2010 H2O Odyssey (Interactive Fountain) Fundraising and Naming Competition