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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CPFAN Annual Meeting Goes Electronic!

City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN) will not hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, April 6. Our usual meeting place, Messiah Community Church will be closed. Our speaker for the meeting, Adam Smith, Superintendant, Denver Parks and Recreation, is not able to attend due to new city policies arising from the coronavirus pandemic. This program will be rescheduled. CPFAN is a membership-based Registered Neighborhood Organization with 500 members. We hold annual meetings to elect the coming year’s board members and officers. All members are welcomed to attend our annual meetings and vote on the year’s slate of board members. Nominations

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CPFAN Request for ECAP Comment Period Extension, Problems with ECAP Planning Process and PUMA Contract Non-Performance

ARTICLE III RNO Ordinance – City Charter PUMA Prof Svcs-Agreement – PUMA-and_City-County-Denver   Dear Denver City Council Members, City Planners and Auditor O’Brien: I am the president of City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN), a delegate to Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), a member of Congress Park Neighbors, Inc.(CPN) and a 40 year resident of Congress Park. I have known about the East Central Area Plan (ECAP) for almost 2 years and attended many meetings with City Planners. My comments reflect these experiences, conversations with residents and leadership of many ECAP Registered Neighborhood Organizations (RNOs) and observations of City Council Meetings. My

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Color Fields Denver At The Lily Ponds

City Park Friends and Neighbors has received a PS You Are Here grant from Denver Arts and Venues to sponsor an art installation in City Park at the Lily Ponds located SW of the Museum of Nature and Science. The project, Color Field at the Lily Ponds, was conceived of by Denver artists, Sarah and Josh Palmeri to draw attention to the historic Lily Pond space through a colorful, site-specific installation of roughly 6,000 painted gardening stakes in the seedbeds of the drained pond. The six uniquely shaped seedbeds will transform into abstract forms of bright colors, recalling the history

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