Welcome to City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN). Our mission is to actively protect the classical pastoral character of City Park, located in Denver, Colorado. Membership is free.
City Park Master Plan Update
Public Open House
Tuesday, May 30th
5PM to 7PM
City Park Pavilion
1700 N. York Street
Project: City Park Master Plan Update
Purpose: Join Denver Parks & Recreation and Historic Denver at City Park Pavilion to learn about the master plan update, discuss what makes City Park “the people’s park” and share your ideas for this planning process!
For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/parkprojects or contact Kelly Ream | Project Manager 720.913.0671 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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CPFAN JUNE MEETING FEATURED SPEAKER
CPFAN JUNE MEETING:
Tuesday, June 6
Ford Warren Library . 2825 High St, Denver 80206
We are happy to announce that Phil Goodstein, independent historian, renowned speaker and one who knows where all of the bodies are buried….. will be our featured speaker at CPFAN’s June meeting.
Well known Denver historian and prolific author, Phil Goodstein will talk about where Denver is headed.
The city is in a crazy building boom. Vintage buildings fall victim to development as developers and the media tout trendy new builds in LoDo, RiNo, Hi-Lo, and more.I 70 expansion compounds environmental and social injustice.
What’s going on? How does development impact Denver residents? How does the city’s history affect current development decisions? What part does Denver’s energy economy and its boom-and-bust cycles play? How does Denver’s sports fixation affect its future?
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Denver Faces Lawsuit Over City Park Golf Course Flood Prevention Plan
DENVER (CBS4) – Some Denver residents are questioning an expensive plan to prevent flood damage.
The $300 million project would turn part of the City Park Golf Course into a lake. The city says it has to be done, but some neighbors argue the plan just doesn’t make sense.
The Platte to Park Hill Project consists of four smaller projects and promises to stop flooding like one that occurred in the Cole neighborhood. But the part drawing the most ire is the plan to turn the City Park Golf Course Into a retention pond.
“You’ve seen more and more attention being paid to this. There’s a $300 million cost for this whole project which is a ton of money and we think it can be used better,” attorney Aaron Goldhamer said.
Opposition is growing. Last week the Denver Democrat executive committee passed a resolution opposing the project. On Monday a legal fund reached its first goal through online fundraising.
Goldhamer is preparing for an August trial against the city to stop the project.
The city deadline for bids on the project is just a few weeks away.
Denver Public Works has a detailed plan of the stormwater detention area.
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We need your generous help to win the legal battle to save City Park Golf Course.
Why does City Park Golf Course need to be saved?
As you know, the city is proceeding with its plans to “repeal and replace” City Park Golf Course as part of its agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide drainage for the I-70 lowered highway project.
How can we save it?
Since the City Park Golf Course project is only one piece in a very large interconnected series of projects that include local, state, and federal involvement, the best, and possibly only, way to stop its destruction is through the lawsuit initiated by Aaron Goldhamer, representing JD MacFarlane (former Colorado Attorney General). Recently a number of other neighbors and Council Member Rafael Espinoza have requested to join as plaintiffs.
Why is the lawsuit a good bet?
We believe that this suit is the right thing to do and that it stands on the right side of the letter and spirit of the common law and the Charter.
How will my donation be used?
Aaron is conducting the litigation pro bono, but he needs our help with funds to pay for expenses related to the suit, including deposition costs, court fees, document production costs, and expert witnesses. He has asked us to raise $20,000 by the end of this month. We are calling on every member of CPFAN to help with a donation.
Where do I send my donation and how will the money be held?
Aaron’s firm, Keating Wagner Polidori Free, has established a client trust account for the City Park Golf Course litigation. Donations can be made:
- online at GoFundMe webpage Save City Park Golf Course Legal Fund
- by check made out to “Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C. Client Trust Account” indicating in the lower left corner “CPGC Lawsuit” and mailed to Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C., Attn: Aaron Goldhamer 1290 Broadway, Suite 600 Denver, CO 80203
Please donate today!
Many of you have already contributed. If you have not yet donated, please do so today.
CPFAN Board: Hank Bootz, John Van Sciver, Louis Plachowski, Jacqui Lansing, JD MacFarlane, LaMone Noles, Vicki Eppler
P.S. Don’t miss a bonus opportunity to boost your donation’s value: Susan Barnes-Gelt will match new contributions to the GoFundMe page up to $2000. Thank you, Susan!
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Sign our petition to stop Denver Mayor Michael Hancock from destroying an historic public park to put in an industrial storm drainage sump. Click the button at left to see more and sign the petition.
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