Color Fields Denver At The Lily Ponds

A man standing in front of some water features.

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

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Color Field at the Lily Ponds

A drawing of a plate with many colors

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

A view of the city from above, taken by a helicopter.

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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