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Apr
29
Sat
Doors Open Denver CITY PARK TOURS @ Denver City Park
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tour #14

Join us for a tour of Denver’s Crown Jewel, City Park, also known from Denver’s early history as the “people’s park.” We’ll explore City Park’s history and also its intrinsic beauty, sculpted by the vision of Denver’s pioneer founders and leading designers, such as Reinhard Scheutze, S.R. De Boer, George Kessler, and Charles Robinson. The Olmsted Brothers landscape firm worked on design elements in City Park in the early 1900’s and praised City Park’s “sense of spaciousness in contrast with the crowding that is elsewhere forced by the high land values of a city.” Photographs of City Park’s “early days” will be passed around.

Guide: Georgia Garnsey, Patty Paul, and Barbara Wright, City Park Friends & Neighbors
Duration: 90 minutes

Meet at the Snowmastodon sculpture at the NW corner of DMNS

Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and flat walking shoes.
Consider bringing an umbrella, sunglasses, water, and snacks.
Young children must be supervised at all times.

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Apr
30
Sun
Doors Open Denver CITY PARK TOURS @ Denver City Park
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Tour #14

Join us for a tour of Denver’s Crown Jewel, City Park, also known from Denver’s early history as the “people’s park.” We’ll explore City Park’s history and also its intrinsic beauty, sculpted by the vision of Denver’s pioneer founders and leading designers, such as Reinhard Scheutze, S.R. De Boer, George Kessler, and Charles Robinson. The Olmsted Brothers landscape firm worked on design elements in City Park in the early 1900’s and praised City Park’s “sense of spaciousness in contrast with the crowding that is elsewhere forced by the high land values of a city.” Photographs of City Park’s “early days” will be passed around.

Guide: Georgia Garnsey, Patty Paul, and Barbara Wright, City Park Friends & Neighbors
Duration: 90 minutes

Meet at the  Snowmastodon sculpture at the NW corner of DMNS

Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and flat walking shoes.
Consider bringing an umbrella, sunglasses, water, and snacks.
Young children must be supervised at all times.

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May
4
Thu
CPFAN Board Meeting @ FORD WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

MAY MEETING AGENDA
• . COMMITTEE ORGANIZATION
• . UPDATES
•  CITY PARK GOLF COURSE LAW SUIT / ACTIONS
•  CPFAN PETITION TO SAVE CITY PARK GOLF COURSE (3634 Signatures so far!)
•  PARK HILL GOLF COURSE  A”NEW” PARK FOR DENVER?
•  NEW CPFAN VIDEO TO SUPPORT THE CITY PARK GOLF COURSE LAW SUIT
.RESOLUTION AGAINST PLATTE TO PARK HILL DRAINAGE BY EXEC, COMMITTEE OF DENVER DEMOCRATIC PARTY
• .INTER-NEIGHBORHOOD COOPERATIVE (INC) UPDATE

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May
5
Fri
Citizen Jane The Movie @ Chez Artist Theater
May 5 – May 11 all-day

We encourage all of you to go and see the movie, Citizen Jane. Jane Jacobs organized her community and saved New York City from the destruction of urban renewal , bad city planning and a catastrophic freeway through Greenwich Village. Sound familiar? It happened all over the USA and it is happening still , here in Denver; Bad urban planning from the top down with no regard for what happens on the ground or what people want.

We encourage all of you to go and see the movie, Citizen Jane. Jane Jacobs organized her community and saved New York City from the destruction of urban renewal , bad city planning and a catastrophic freeway through Greenwich Village. Sound familiar? It happened all over the USA and it is happening still , here in Denver; Bad urban planning from the top down with no regard for what happens on the ground or what people want.

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May
30
Tue
City Park Master Plan Update @ Denver City Park Pavillion
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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 | kelly.ream@denvergov.org

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Jun
1
Thu
Ice Cream Social @ Denver City Park Pavillion
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The City Park Ice Cream Soctal kicks off the season for the Denver Municipal Band with a concert, entertainers, free ice cream, and free face painting.

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Jun
6
Tue
CPFAN JUNE MEETING: @ FORD WARREN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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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Jun
7
Wed
Citizen Jane Screening @ Sie Film Center
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Hosted by Candi Cdebaca, Brad K Evans, Christine O’Connor

 

 

DITCH THE I70 DITCH

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Jun
10
Sat
backyard barbecue and support the effort of the neighbors of Globevllle , Swansea and Elyria to stop the expansion of inner city Highway I 70.
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

JOIN us on Saturday, June 10, from 2 -4 for a backyard barbecue and support the effort of the neighbors of Globevllle , Swansea and Elyria to stop the expansion of inner city Highway I 70.
ANY DONATION IS WELCOME.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Please join the Sierra Club Foundation, Unite North Metro Denver, the Cross Community Coalition and our generous hosts and sponsors listed below for a fundraiser for our ongoing fight against the I-70 Central Expansion. Learn the latest updates about lawsuits and other actions fighting the proposed expansion through the Globeville, Swansea and Elyria neighborhoods.

It’s Not Too Late to Ditch the Ditch!

These communities are in the most heavily polluted zip code in the United States. No other populated area in the country carries as high an environmental risk. Childhood asthma rates are 40% higher and congestive heart disease is 70% greater than in other Denver neighborhoods. The environmental and social injustice will continue unless we continue!

Your donation at any level  is very much appreciated. To give at a higher level and be recognized for your gift at the event, the following sponsorships are available. In addition, an anonymous donor has agreed to match all donations up to a total of $15,000.

Host – $500
Jake Jakubowski, Ed and Alice Harris

Sponsor – $250

Co-Sponsor – $100
Bettie Cram & Peggy Abeyta

Refreshments will be served. A short program of information about the project will begin at 3:00 pm

If you cannot make our event, you may always make a tax-deductible donation online at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club at: https://sierra.secure.force.com/donate/rc_connect__campaign_designform?id=70131000001Lqmt&_ga=2.5381754.8375557.1493871983-14532696.1493337289#!form=00P3100000UILq7EAH
Simply cut and paste the link into your browser.

photo credit: Steve Kinney

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Jun
17
Sat
Dustin Redd Cleanup Day CANCELLED @ Dustin Redd Playground City Park
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

CANCELLED at request of Parks and Rec. Will be rescheduled for fall

 

Help

 

 beautify a well-loved corner of City Park! Join your neighbors and Denver Parks and Rec on June 17th from 8am-noon for a light workday at Dustin Redd Playground. This first workday will focus on trash and debris removal, sweeping mulch, and weeding. We’ll also identify projects for future workdays. This event is organized by the City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (CPNAC), which consists of representatives from all of the RNOs bordering City Park (and two at-large representatives).  CPFANS is a member

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Jun
22
Thu
WALK IN DENVER CITY PARK @ Bogeys on the park
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a sunset walk in one of the most beautiful, historic places in Denver, City Park ,Denver’s Crown Jewel.

WHEN: Thursday, June 22 , 6PM

WHERE:  26th Ave. & York St. , 80205. Steps at North entrance Club House (Bogey’s)

Join us for a walk around City Park ( about 1 hour) and end up back at Bogey’s for libation, food ( very reasonable)
and good conversation with friends, old and new. All abilities and speeds are welcome.
WALK WILL BE CANCELLED IF LIGHTENING IS IN THE AREA. WE WILL RETREAT TO BOGEY’S.

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Jul
4
Tue
Join CPFAN At Park Hill 4th of July Parade @ Park Hill 4th of July Parade
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN) has reserved a spot in the famous, Park Hill 4th of July Parade

many politicians attend along with the press.  It will be a friendly way to let the community know that we are concerned about CPGC, COLE and GSE and I 70.
Join us for a fun filled 4th in Park Hill. CPFAN will be joined by friends and neighbors and we will march in the parade together. Bring your bikes, trikes, your horns, whistles, dogs, kids , house guests, signs  and march the 1 mile parade route from Eudora to Krameria. Get there early ( approach from the north) and have a hot dog and a beer on us!

Louis Plachowski, CPFAN Board Member, will drive the Official CPFAN 1971 VW Camper in the parade . Anyone who would like to ride is welcome… first come first served.

WHEN:  12:30 , July 4th , 2017  (parade starts at 1:30)
WHERE: Meet up at 4909 East 23rd Ave, 80207 / NE corner of 23rd Ave. and Eudora St.
phone: 720.440.3562

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Jul
5
Wed
CPFAN July Meeting @ Park Hill Library
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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Jul
21
Fri
City Park Law Suit
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am
Jul
26
Wed
City Park, Walking Edutainment Game & dinner at Bogey’s with Dennis Gallagher. @ City Park - Ferril Lake - DMNS
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

  • For the walk, meet Fran, Richard and TTW Frog on the outside northwest corner of the DMNS front entrance and parking, next to the statue of the Mastodon Statue facing the lake and the mountains.
  • We are so very honored to announce that we’ll be walking to have dinner with  Dennis Gallagher, at the  Bogey’s On The Park restaurant, in the  City Park Golf Course, at 6:30 PM.

    Dennis has accepted our dinner invitation to tell us about the ancient Irish tree alphabet, called “ogham.”

    Dennis has been a Colorado State Senator, State Representative, City Councilman, Regis University Professor for 50 years, and Denver City Auditor.  Channel 12 broadcasted the documentary titled “Gallagher: One of a Kind” (now on Vimeo).

    We owe this great honor to this month’s “Forests” theme, and our collaborative co-hosts from the City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN), Cooperative Community Schools (CCS) and Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks).

    During our walk (from 5:30-630 PM) for this month’s “Forests” theme, we’ll be adding an improv comedy “Only Questions” game for ages 3 to 93.

    We’ll be walking 1 mile from the Snowmastodon on the NW corner of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, to the Bogey’s On The Park restaurant in the City Park Golf Course, at 2500 York Street, Denver 80205.

    We’ll be walking on the south side of the lake, and then an extra half mile to 25th and York Street to the restaurant.  After dinner, we’ll walk back together, to our starting point .  Roundtrip, it’s about 2 miles.

    NOTE:  The Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) planetarium’s free “60 Minutes in Space” presentation, will not be on its usual last Wednesday schedule this month.  Instead it will be on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.  We do not have a walk scheduled for that day.

    ABOUT OUR “ONLY QUESTIONS” GAME
    Have you watched the improv comedy “Questions Only” game on “Whose Line Is It Anyway“?  Our “Only Questions” game also has no winners or losers, just a whole lot of fun, with the additional educational co-creativity!  You can read more about the evolution of the “Rules of the Game” on a photo in on our collaborative Topic-Talk Walks’ Facebook album.

    We’re building up questions for our scheduled  October 25, 2017 collaborative event on this “Forests” themed topic.

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1451336108274910/

    Meetup:
    https://www.meetup.com/TTWalks/events/239762327/

    Please feel free to contact me, your volunteer collaborative co-host, if you have any questions, or comments.

    Fran Rew

 

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Aug
2
Wed
CPFAN Meeting Aug 2 @ Park Hill Library
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Aug
6
Sun
CPFAN Party
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and Party with CPFAN!
CPFAN actively supports the law suit brought by Aaron Goldhamer, on behalf of many plaintiffs, to STOP Denver’s plan to destroy historic City Park Golf Course …to install a large industrial drain for toxic storm water.
All this to keep the planned expansion of the killer Highway I 70 expansion from flooding. Click for short video: https://vimeo.com/169650756

We have raised over $25,000 for the law suit so far! It goes to trial on august 21, 2017.
TOGETHER….WE WILL WIN!
We think that a party is in order to celebrate this feat and many other CPFAN accomplishments over the past few years.

Aaron Goldhamer, the lawyer who has brought this sut pro bono ( FOR FREE) will be our honored guest .

You might even be moved to donate to the law suit fund to help save CPGC from destruction. You can donate now or at the party , if you are able. https://www.gofundme.com/cityparklegalfund

See you on August 6 at 6:00PM!

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Aug
10
Thu
Community forum #2 future of park hill golf course @ Clayton Early Learning Campus, Administration Building
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
5
Tue
CPFAN Monthly Meeting @ Park Hill Library
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CPFAN September Meeting: Please join us for an important update on issues that affect all of our lives and our parks.
UPDATES
1. City Park Golf Course Lawsuit: Hear a recap of the trial and perhaps we wil have a decision.

2. City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee

3. Superfund Sites. : We are all affected because we live right next to the most toxic zip code in the USA, 80216.Colorado Department of Transportation and Denver are doing a removal of dirt from the 39th Avenue in Cole to install a mile long open storm water drain, a continuation of the drain that they want to place in City Park Golf Course. The drain would carry toxic storm water and industrial waste through CPGC and Cole on its way to Globeville, where it will dump into the South Platte River through a controversial, large outfall.
This project and the Highway I 70 expansion that it is designed to keep from flooding, have many ramifications for our air , water and soil, trees, health and safety.
CPFAN is a part of the Community Advisory Group (CAG)formed by EPA and Denver.
COME AND LEARN …. BE INFORMED… SPEAK UP… LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.

4. INC: Highway I 70 Expansion. CDOT wants to lower a portion of I 70 , 20 feet below the water table, next to the river,in the path of a large drainage. Is this project going to affect your life? How will this huge, 5 year long project affect your life, the air you breathe , your water and your soil?
Inter Neighborhood Cooperation(INC) will soon hold an informational meeting for citizens to learn about this project. We will have an update.
COME AND LEARN …. BE INFORMED… SPEAK UP… LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

5. Recycled water: Is Denver Water’s recycled water safe? What’s in it? Is it killing the trees in the parks? Is it safe to put on your veggies and to give to livestock to drink? Where does recycled water come from and what are the concerns

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Oct
3
Tue
CPFAN OCTOBER MEETING @ Park Hill Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

GUEST SPEAKER:Chuck Norris, Hydro Geologist
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6 – 8PM, Park Hill Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 80207


Hydrology Expert Chuck Norris
Click here:Getting to Know Chuck

TOPIC: “Demystifying the I 70 Vasquez Superfund  CAG”

I 70 Vasquez Superfund Site has a new CAG

WHY ARE WE WORRIED?
Please click here to watch an informative video done by CPFAN’s own Michele Swenson.  The entertaining video covers the questions and concerns of many citizens about Denver and EPA’s ‘time critical removal” of dirt and water in the I 70 Vasquez Superfund Site in Globeville, Swansea, Elyria and Cole. CPFAN is concerned about the health and safety of our neighbors who use and love the park.

WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? CAG.
CPFAN members and friends pushed the EPA to recognize a Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) for this I 70 Vasquez Superfund Site (SS), It is the first CAG since 1999, when the site was first put on the EPA’s National Priorities List for the most toxic sites in the USA. CPFAN has many members who live by the SS and /or will be affected by activity that includes the most toxic zip code in the USA, 80216.

CPFAN  CARES ABOUT OUR CITY PARK-CLOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

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