A boat floating on the water near a tree.

Photo: Katy Charles


Please join us on Tuesday, April 5 for our 2022 Annual Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave. Parking is available behind the center and can be accessed off 16th Ave and then turning south into the lot. The meeting will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room just off the lobby. Signs will direct you to the beautiful room. You may also access the meeting and program by registering on Zoom. If you prefer just to attend the program and not the meeting, click the Zoom link at 6:30 pm.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The meeting will begin with general business followed by a presentation by Frank Rowe, Executive Director of the Denver Park Trust. Frank cofounded the Denver Park Trust with Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black in 2019. The mission of the non-profit, in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation, is to raise funds to improve and add to Denver’s parks “where they are needed most.†Frank will expand on the organization’s mission and accomplishments to date and announce a special celebration of Colorado’s public parks, “Parks, Rivers, Trails and Trees†that the Trust will sponsor in City Park on May 21.
The election of CPFAN Board of Directors Members for the 2022-23 term will follow Rowe’s presentation. The Nominating Committee has presented a slate of eight nominees:

Brooke Badon
Fred Bender
John Brett
Kelly Crosby
Georgia Garnsey
Joe Mauro
Patricia Paul
Sandy Robnett

Nominees will present brief bios and their reasons for wanting to serve on the CPFAN Board. At the meeting, members may nominate other Board candidates “from the floor” and any such additional candidates will also present brief bios and their reasons for wanting to serve on the CPFAN Board. Once all the candidates are published, CPFAN members will be asked to vote for individual candidates by ballot if you attend in person or by email if you attend by Zoom (the email address will be provided at the meeting in Chat). Once the new Board has been elected, the new Board will will elect the new officers. We will announce the new CPFAN Board and officers no later than the next CPFAN Mail Chimp in May.

Following the meeting at 6:30 pm, Park Hill artist and photographer, Katy Charles will present a slideshow of her photographs of City Park along with vintage photos from DPL’s Western History Department. CPFAN is honored to cap off the Annual Meeting with this talented and visionary artist’s work. 

Katy Charles
Katy Charles is a fourth generation Park Hill resident. She received her M.A. in art history from CU Boulder, and served as curator for William King Museum in Virginia. She is a painter and photographer and has been documenting Historic City Park for the past several years. As evidenced by her photographs, Katy believes in the power of parks. She says: “Our city parks are a refuge. The few wild and open spaces left in our quickly changing urban landscape are critical to our well-being, and bring us closer to our true nature.”

Her paintings are in local collections including the Lindsay Flannigan Courthouse, Nagel Hall (DU), and O’Brian Architecture in NY. Her photographs can be seen in private collections in England, Alabama, California, Chicago, and Denver.