As a Registered Neighborhood Organization (RNO), City Park Friends and Neighbors’ (CPFAN) board meetings are always open to the public. Our board of eight members welcomes this city requirement and are very happy to have CPFAN members and members of the community attend to learn about our activities and priorities. We particularly enjoy your joining in on our conversations about City Park, its past, present and future – often with representatives directly involved with the park, like DMNS, the Denver Zoo, East High School and its Sustainability Board, City Park Alliance and City Council members like Candi CdeBaca who represents District 9 where City Park resides.
We hope you will join us at this month’s Board meeting on Dec. 6. The board meeting will take place at 5:30 pm before the Nature Play program with Jackie Altreuter. The Board meeting will begin with a 30 minute presentation by Maro Casparian, Director of Community Engagement for the Denver District Attorney’s Office on Safety, regarding issues facing the city and specifically City Park. Because the City Attorney’s Office manages municipal issues including grafitti, the unhoused, vagrancy, etc., Marley Brodovsky, Director of Prosecution at the City Attorney’s Office,will also attend the meeting to answer any questions you may have.
The Dec. 6 Board agenda will also include the effort headed by CPFAN member Hank Bootz to renovate the City Park handball or wall courts just to the east of the tennis courts. Board member Patty Paul will give an update about republishing Denver’s City Park by Bette D. Peters. This scholarly work, now out-of-print, is the only book ever published about City Park and is an important resource for historians and for our CPFAN City Park tour guides. Finally, Board member,Brooke Badon will talk about her Herbal Workshop that will be our Jan. 2, 2023 program. This hands-on workshop will give you a healthy and invigorating outlook on the New Year.
Please join us for our 5:30 board meeting and then our 6:30 pm program at the Multi-Purpose Room at Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Ave., on Dec. 6! Light refreshments will be served.