City Park’s Water: Jeff Prink, Denver Parks and Recreation Irrigation Project Manager to Speak, March 1

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As concerns about the effects of Global Warming are felt throughout the world, Denver, like other U.S. cities, struggles to meet the challenges of a warming climate. With Denver’s dry, sunny weather, its residents are particularly attuned to the pressing need to conserve water and establish gardens and landscapes that support water-conserving strategies. In the 2018 City Park Master Plan Update, recommendations supported new strategies for conserving water and creating exciting new, native landscapes in City Park. For example, the Master Plan suggests transforming the expansive blue grass lawn of the South Meadow (just south of the Denver Museum of

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The Elephant House – Horticulturists, Aaric Starks & Deb Gallegos

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Have you ever wondered about the history of the charming brick bungalow standing at the foot of Ferril Lake northeast of the Pavilion? Welcome to City Park’s Elephant House! First known as the Parks Maintenance Building, the structure was built between 1907 and 1908 and started its life as the pumping station for the park’s irrigation system. According to Denver’s City Park by Bette D. Peters, the station circulated the water from Ferril Lake to the electric fountain and “had the potential for supplying a town of 75,000 with drinking water.†The little building packed a wallop of irrigation equipment within its

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VIDEO, Meet East High’s Principal, Terita Walker, January 4, 2022

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City Park Friends and Neighbors’ January 4 Zoom program featuring East High Principal, Terita Walker was informative and enjoyable. Click Read More below to watch the video. Ms. Walker spoke eloquently about the deep connection between East High School and neighboring City Park and her desire to promote more student engagement in the park.  Participants on the call learned a lot and felt they really had a welcoming and engaging contact at East with our new Principal. CPFAN Board member and Community Outreach chair, Kelly Crosby hosted the program. Kelly’s son and East High student, Gage Crosby provided fresh perspective

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