Saco DeBoer & the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach for Denver Botanic Gardens will present a free program and slideshow on Saco DeBoer and Walter Pesman, the landscape architects who shaped most of Denver’s parks, parkways, and schools. DeBoer created the De Boer Canyon and Waterway and the Lily Ponds in City Park. Come learn about these towering figures who brought gardening as we practice it today in Colorado. “Saco DeBoer & the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy,” by Panayoti Keladais Feb. 4, 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church (free parking behind the church off

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Artists, Sarah and Josh Palmeri will activate City Park’s Lily Pond

 “COLOR FIELD at the LILY PONDS” PROJECT Denver Arts & Venues has announced their 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” funded projects. These projects are designed to revitalize neighborhoods through collaborative and community-led outdoor experiences. CPFAN is one of the eleven grantees. Our project, “Color Field at the Lily Pond,” (Color Field) was created and will be executed  by Denver artists and City Park enthusiasts, Sarah and Josh Palmeri. The project has also received funding from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Color Field will draw attention to the historic Lily Pond that lies deserted for now southwest of the

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UPCOMING CPFAN EVENTS – GEESE AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

  Scott Gilmore, Deputy Manager of Parks and Recreation, will address wildlife management issues in City Park, particularly the management of the goose population, at the CPFAN December 3 meeting from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd. Gilmore worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife before working for DPR. He is very knowledgeable. There will be an extensive Question and Answer session to follow his remarks. CPFAN presents Wildlife Management with DPR’s Scott Gilmore Messiah Community Church 1750 Colorado Blvd. Nov. 5, 6-8 pm Free parking behind the church, off 18th Ave. Senior City Planners, Scott Robinson

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How will ECAP effect City Park? Senior City Planner will respond

    Update from CPFAN President, Stephen Eppler View this email in your browser Our Mission: “To actively protect the classical, pastoral character of Denver’s City Park.” Denver’s Senior City Planner, Scott Robinson, will discuss the East Central Area Plan (ECAP) at the City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN) meeting on November 5 from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd. The East Central Planning area includes Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, City Park and City Park West. An upcoming draft plan will include “summaries of the public input we have received,” according to the ECAP website,

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The History of City Park

City Park, Crown Jewel of the Queen City Do you know how much Denver taxpayers paid for the 320 acres of barren land out in the country to become City Park in 1882? Where did the Zoo’s first elephants, Cookie and Candy live in City Park before their move to the Zoo? What Breckenridge taxidermist donated the collection that started the Denver Natural History Museum? Come find out!!! The History of City Park, presented by Kris Haglund and Liz Clancy, sponsored by City Park Friends and Neighbors Tuesday, July 2, 6pm Messiah Lutheran Church 1750 Colorado Blvd. Free parking behind the

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