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
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
On February 4 at Messiah Community Church, City Park Friends and Neighbors launched its newest project, Color Field with a public program presented by Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Outreach Director for Denver Botanic Gardens. The program and slideshow, “Saco De Boer and the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy,” highlighted famed Denver landscape architect Saco DeBoer who designed the Lily Ponds at City Park in 1925. In 1970, a severe storm flooded the area, and the ponds have since been waterless (with one exception) with the sandstone seedbed walls exposed.