Color Field at the Lily Ponds

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.

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City Park Master Plan Update and Design Guidelines Program

Denver Museum of Nature and Science February 22, 10 am-noon VIP Room This is an important meeting for City Park lovers!  Mallory Bettag, East Denver Parks District Planner will present a program reviewing the City Park Master Plan Update and Design Guidelines for City Park, the “People’s Park” and the “Crown Jewel of the Queen City.”  There will be a description of the City Park Design Advisory Committee composed of architects, officials and citizens that meets to review proposed projects for City Park to DPR. Peggy Day, Director of Strategic Planning for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will speak about the museum’s Nature

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Saco DeBoer & the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach for Denver Botanic Gardens will present a free program and slideshow on Saco DeBoer and Walter Pesman, the landscape architects who shaped most of Denver’s parks, parkways, and schools. DeBoer created the De Boer Canyon and Waterway and the Lily Ponds in City Park. Come learn about these towering figures who brought gardening as we practice it today in Colorado. “Saco DeBoer & the Visionaries Who Shaped Our Western Gardening Philosophy,” by Panayoti Keladais Feb. 4, 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church (free parking behind the church off

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Artists, Sarah and Josh Palmeri will activate City Park’s Lily Pond

 “COLOR FIELD at the LILY PONDS” PROJECT Denver Arts & Venues has announced their 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” funded projects. These projects are designed to revitalize neighborhoods through collaborative and community-led outdoor experiences. CPFAN is one of the eleven grantees. Our project, “Color Field at the Lily Pond,” (Color Field) was created and will be executed  by Denver artists and City Park enthusiasts, Sarah and Josh Palmeri. The project has also received funding from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Color Field will draw attention to the historic Lily Pond that lies deserted for now southwest of the

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UPCOMING CPFAN EVENTS – GEESE AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

  Scott Gilmore, Deputy Manager of Parks and Recreation, will address wildlife management issues in City Park, particularly the management of the goose population, at the CPFAN December 3 meeting from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd. Gilmore worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife before working for DPR. He is very knowledgeable. There will be an extensive Question and Answer session to follow his remarks. CPFAN presents Wildlife Management with DPR’s Scott Gilmore Messiah Community Church 1750 Colorado Blvd. Nov. 5, 6-8 pm Free parking behind the church, off 18th Ave. Senior City Planners, Scott Robinson

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