CPFAN Meeting April 4 2017

  Dear CPFAN Member, The following topics will be discussed at our April 4 CPFAN meeting: Upcoming April 20 election of CPFAN Board and Officers, and slate of candidates. Watch for a separate announcement. Reports on activites: Outreach to other RNO’s that will be affected by the Golf Course “disaster”. The City Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) “shake up”. Update on the City Park Master Plan. Fundraising efforts for the golf course lawsuit.. Financial Report Warmest regards, Hank Bootz President, CPFAN 303-495-0819

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City of Denver shifting toward natural playgrounds

A large tree that is laying down on the ground
Playground at Pasquinel’s Landing Park should be complete by end of March

Those old playgrounds in some Denver parks might look a lot different in the coming years when they are replaced as the Parks and Recreation department is focusing on nature play options in its parks moving forward.Natural playgrounds, made of recycled trees and boulders, have become a popular option over traditional playgrounds with slides, monkey bars and swings, and Denver Parks and Recreation has multiple natural playground projects planned.

“Studies show that when kids go to a traditional playground, they get bored quickly, whereas with nature play done well, kids stay longer and come back more frequently,” said Gordon Robertson, director of park planning for Denver Parks and Recreation.experience.”

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Denver As ‘China Town’

A poster for chinatown with a woman and man.

From the Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle Raises Funds And Awareness A few months ago on December 7, 2016, more than 100 people attended the showing of the movie Chinatown, at the Sie Film Center, in support of the lawsuit to stop the destruction of historic City Park Golf Course and the Globeville Landing Park. Both parks are part of the Platte to Park Hill Storm Drainage project (P2P) being done to enable expansion, undergrounding and partial cover of I-70 and the massive public/private development of the Platte Valley north of the River North Art District (RiNO). The movie, set in

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