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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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Oct
26
Thu
City Park Law Suit Pleading
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The plaintiffs in the state case will appear in court on October 26, at 2:30 PM, in Denver District Court to plead their case.

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Dec
3
Sun
A WAKE FOR CITY PARK GOLF COURSE DEC 3 @ City Park Golf Course Denver Colorado
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Demonstration in front of Hancock’s CPGC “wall” at 26th and York. Bring Kleenex.

The trees can live without us, but we cannot live without the trees,”

The Lungs Of Our City

This mature pine is one
of 261 trees slated to be removed from City Park Golf Course this month as part of a city stormwater drainage project. The 261 trees represent one-third of the total tree canopy at the golf course, which is bordered by Colorado Boulevard and York Street, between 23rd and 26th avenues. The city plans to plant new trees as part of the stormwater project.
Photo by Cara DeGette

Regarding what is happening at City Park Golf Course: As a former 17-year member of the Denver Parks & Recreation Advisory Board back when it had solid participatory inputs from all council districts, it is extraordinarily painful for me to see what is happening to the very lungs of our city in the semi-desert ecosystem. And I’m a 70-year golfer, too.

Past, present and future, the city is practicing clear-cut logging at Hentzell Park, now Globeville Landing, City Park Golf Course and next, Park Hill Golf Course. The latest related insult is the mayor’s rejection of the Green Roof’s initiative on the Nov. 7 ballot. It’s a sustainably sound measure that pays for itself in a few years, besides doing local small-scale urban drainage as a side benefit. The criteria that any property less than one acre does not require surface drainage is absurd. I refer you to the state-of-the-art new Natural Grocers solution on site at 38th and Brighton Boulevard. It was my good fortune to learn these techniques in the late 60s, when we were in the highly wet cycle, i.e. the 500-year flood in 1965.

There is wisdom in the old adage, “The trees can live without us, but we cannot live without the trees,” especially in these once-prairie grasslands from the Flatirons through Iowa to the Mississippi. A modest-sized tree produces the equivalent of one-half ton of air conditioning per day. The U.S. Forest Service indicates that the life span of a mature tree is worth $100,000: the massacre of these trees in City Park represent a loss of more than $25 million of benefit to our city.

Tom Bendelow’s design for City Park Golf Course was a low-water need, small-greens, high plains links layout with magnificent views over a city center that had 12-story height limits until the 1950s with two exceptions: The D&F Tower and Mountain States T&T headquarters.

John Prosser, Denver

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Dec
13
Wed
CPFAN Holiday Party @ Tears MacFarlane Mansion
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Feb
1
Thu
City Park Master Plan Update @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

City Park Needs your Input!!!

On Thursday, February 1 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, there will be an Open House for the public to review the work of the City Park Master Plan Update and to offer their recommendations and voice their concerns as to how the plan evolves. The event is hosted by the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation and takes place from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

The City Park Master Plan Update (updated from the 2001 Master Plan) will be finalized in March, so it is imperative that the public’s opinions and concerns be registered NOW.

What do you care about in City Park? What are your concerns? What would you like to see changed and what would you like to stay the same? Below are a few of the issues you might want to address:

*Parking: how are the needs of the Museum and Zoo for additional parking going to effect City Park proper?

*When will water return to the DeBoer Canyon?

*What are the plans for beautifying the Zoo’s Gate 15 service area behind the Asian Elephant Exhibit and fronting the City Park by Duck Lake?

*What are the plans for activating the Lilly Pond?

*There is a committee suggestion to install an ice cream store in the historic Bible House and a similar amenity in the Elephant House (also know as the Pump House). Do you prefer further activating the park or retaining its passive character? What are you concerns about additional parking needs such amenities would stimulate in City Park?

You have other concerns and questions as well. Please come to the City Park Master Plan Update Open House on Feb. 1 and lend your voice to the future of City Park.

City Park Needs Your Active Participation and Your Help

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National Western Center Placemaking Public Meeting @ Colorado Miners Community Center
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The National Western Center and its partners are currently undergoing a study to gather input from neighbors and surrounding communities on how the public areas of the new center will be used. This input will help create a year-round destination that connects communities through education, entertainment, history and culture. In addition, there will be an opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from
other projects in the area and get your questions answered.Please go to nationalwesterncenter.com for more information or call Julie Skeen, National Western Center Placemaking Team Contact, at 303-905-4108; this number can also be used for Spanish-language
questions or a sign language interpreter request.
National Western Center Placemaking Public Meeting

PARKING:
On-street parking available
WHERE:
Colorado Miners Community Center
4809 Race St. Denver, CO 80216
A light meal, childcare and
Spanish language translation will be provided.

El Centro National Western y sus socios están llevando a cabo un estudio para recolectar la opinión de los
vecinos y las comunidades colindantes sobre cómo se usarán las zonas públicas en el nuevo centro. Estas
opiniones ayudarán a crear un destino de uso el año entero que conectará las comunidades con la
educación, entretenimiento, historia y cultura. Además, tendrá la oportunidad de hablar individualmente
con representantes de los otros proyectos en la zona y que le contesten cualquier pregunta que tenga.
Por favor visite nationalwesterncenter.com para obtener más información o llame a Julie Skeen, Contacto
del Equipo de Crear un Lugar del Centro National Western, al 303-905-4108; este número también se
usará para preguntas en español o para solicitar un intérprete de lengua de señas.

 

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Apr
4
Wed
Photos of Historic City Park & Golf Course “PUBLIC SPACE in TRANSITION” @ Denver Athletic Club - 2nd Floor
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Photos of Historic City Park & Golf Course
“PUBLIC SPACE in TRANSITION”
Nostalgic and Current
by Kathryn Charles 

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Apr
19
Thu
City Park Master Plan Update: Open House #3 @ East High School Cafeteria
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to attend the next (and final) Open House for the City Park Master Plan Update with Design Guidelines! Join Denver Parks & Recreation and Historic Denver at this public open house to review and provide feedback on draft master plan recommendations and priorities. For more information and to see what has been developed so far, click here or visit www.denvergov.org/parkprojects. Facebook event here.

 

WHEN: Thursday, April 19th, 2018  | Stop by anytime between 5:00PM to 7:00PM

WHERE: East High School Cafeteria | 1600 City Park Esplanade

*The survey shared after the last public meeting is still open! Please participate if you have not done so already: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3QT9Z2*

 

For sign language interpreter/CART services, e-mail signlanguageservices@denvergov.org. For other disability accommodations, email disabilityaccess@denvergov.org.

For Spanish language interpretation, email Laura.Morales@denvergov.org. Para interpretación en español, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a Laura.Morales@denvergov.org.

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Apr
26
Thu
CPFAN ANNUAL MEETING & BOARD & OFFICER ELECTIONS @ Messiah Community Church
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the meeting, members** will elect a new Board. The new Board will elect officers, appoint standing committees and/or task groups, and take any other desired action.Membership is FREE. JOIN TODAY.
We encourage CPFAN members interested in serving on the Board to notify us no later than March 30.  
Please email:
Hank Bootz (hankbootz@msn.com) and
John Van Sciver (john.vansciver@earethlink.net).
•• . A member is entitled to vote if the person: (a) has been enrolled for at least three (3) months as a member in the manner proscribed by the Board, (b) is current on payment of any assessed member dues, and (c) certifies at the time of voting in the manner proscribed by the Board that she/he supports the principles set forth in the then approved current CPFAN mission statement.
We welcome your interest and possible participation in CPFAN on this deeper leve

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Jul
23
Mon
Volunteer Opportunity at Garden Place Academy @ Garden Place Academy
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Place Academy was opened in 1904 to serve the Globeville neighborhood, and has continued to serve the community for the past 100 years. Its values focus on teamwork, integrity, grit, enthusiasm, and respect. They provide not just education to the children of the neighborhood, but serve as a focus point for the community.

Commitment: Two-hour time shifts (they prefer people to volunteer for longer amounts of time)

What: Cleaning classrooms and organizing school supplies

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Jul
24
Tue
Volunteer Opportunity at Garden Place Academy @ Garden Place Academy
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Place Academy was opened in 1904 to serve the Globeville neighborhood, and has continued to serve the community for the past 100 years. Its values focus on teamwork, integrity, grit, enthusiasm, and respect. They provide not just education to the children of the neighborhood, but serve as a focus point for the community.

Commitment: Two-hour time shifts (they prefer people to volunteer for longer amounts of time)

What: Cleaning classrooms and organizing school supplies

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Jul
25
Wed
Volunteer Opportunity at Garden Place Academy @ Garden Place Academy
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Place Academy was opened in 1904 to serve the Globeville neighborhood, and has continued to serve the community for the past 100 years. Its values focus on teamwork, integrity, grit, enthusiasm, and respect. They provide not just education to the children of the neighborhood, but serve as a focus point for the community.

Commitment: Two-hour time shifts (they prefer people to volunteer for longer amounts of time)

What: Cleaning classrooms and organizing school supplies

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Jul
26
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity at Garden Place Academy @ Garden Place Academy
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Place Academy was opened in 1904 to serve the Globeville neighborhood, and has continued to serve the community for the past 100 years. Its values focus on teamwork, integrity, grit, enthusiasm, and respect. They provide not just education to the children of the neighborhood, but serve as a focus point for the community.

Commitment: Two-hour time shifts (they prefer people to volunteer for longer amounts of time)

What: Cleaning classrooms and organizing school supplies

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Jul
27
Fri
Volunteer Opportunity at Garden Place Academy @ Garden Place Academy
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Garden Place Academy was opened in 1904 to serve the Globeville neighborhood, and has continued to serve the community for the past 100 years. Its values focus on teamwork, integrity, grit, enthusiasm, and respect. They provide not just education to the children of the neighborhood, but serve as a focus point for the community.

Commitment: Two-hour time shifts (they prefer people to volunteer for longer amounts of time)

What: Cleaning classrooms and organizing school supplies

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Aug
7
Tue
CPFAN August Meeting @ Messiah Community Church
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
16
Thu
City Park Golf Course Redesign August Community Open House @ Carla Madison Rec Center
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The City and County of Denver and Saunders Construction are hosting a community open house to share updates on the redesign of City Park Golf Course.

There will be stations with information on the following aspects of the project:

  • Clubhouse final design
  • Interpretive/historical exhibits design concepts
  • 23rd Avenue intersection design concept
  • Stormwater irrigation
  • Golf course routing and design
  • Construction progress update
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