City Park Resolutions for 2021; Richard E. Sopris, the “Father of City Park”

JOIN US ON JAN. 5 TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING CITY PARK IN 2021! Please join us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 pm. to share your ideas about City Park’s future. What would you like to see happen and continue to happen in the park in 2021? Pursuing volunteer opportunities like preparing and planting beds, adopting flower beds for specific attention, exploring the prospect of fewer cars in the parks, collaborating with East High School students on horticultural projects and rotating art installations are some of the ideas we have heard so far.

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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

DESIGNS FOR “NEARBY NATURE” PLAY SPACES IN CITY PARK AT CPFAN’s DECEMBER 1 PROGRAM Please joins us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, December 1 at 6 pm. Jacqueline Altreuter, Director of Volunteer Engagement at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will present three possible new designs for the Museum’s “Nearby Nature” project and is eager to get the public’s reaction and ideas. “Nearby Nature” is a concept for a nature-based children’s play space extending from the DeBoer Canyon (south of the museum’s west entrance) to the small South Playground below. According to the Museum that is partnering with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation

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EAST HIGH STUDENTS HELP SPRUCE UP CITY PARK

As CPFAN continues discussions with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation about volunteer opportunities in City Park, new CPFAN Board member, Kelly Crosby organized a clean-up with twenty East High students providing the labor. East High Principal, John Youngquist,  gave the students a hearty send-off as the students, armed with DPR buckets and grabbers, crossed the esplanade and entered the park, spending the next few hours scouring the park for any trash. DPR Superintendent for the East District, Adam Smith, whose office is in the City Park pavilion, has reported that DPR staff has been slashed to 50% capacity. CPFAN is hopeful that

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Cars In Parks

Cars in Parks survey: To prevent overcrowding and to encourage social-distancing, many Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) parks saw internal park roads and parking lots closed during the summer. This survey will allow you to share general opinions of closing roads and parking lots within DPR parks, and will also focus on certain parks that we need to hear community input on. This survey will close NOVEMBER 2, 2020. SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ParkRoads It is important to note that Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) considers many factors when evaluating whether continued closure, or partial closure, of a park road would be appropriate (e.g.,): If the park is

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City Park Projects, 2020-2021

Adam Smith, DPR’s Superintendent for the East District with offices in the Pavilion, has updated his report about the challenges and opportunities facing City Park presented to CPFAN  members at the Sept. 3 Zoom meeting with a list of the following projects slated for implementation in City Park: 1. Sullivan gateway Phase II Rehab – in construction 2. Tennis Court Light LED conversion – spring 2021 3. Tennis courts 1-6 resurfacing – spring 2021 4. City Park Irrigation Master Plan – nearing completion 5. Dustin Redd Playground – fall 2020 6. Sediment Pond on 17th (site of City Park’s first Lily Pond

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Tina Meyers, Denver Parks and Recreation’s Program Administrator, speaks about Volunteering in City Park on CPFAN Oct. 6 Zoom Program

Have you ever wanted to get your hands dirty outside of your own garden, like digging into projects at City Park, dubbed the People’s Park since 1906? Zoom with City Park Friends and Neighbors on October 6 at 6 pm to learn about the many fun and educational opportunities available to you through DPR. From tree planting and planting flowers and shrubs as individuals to adopting a park or a flower bed as a group like CPFAN, there are many ways we can give back to our park. Ranger Volunteer Courtesy Patrol and Forestry Field Volunteer are other positions listed on DPR’s

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