In City Park, on man-made islands in man-made lakes, tall, old trees offer refuge to large colonies of wading birds. The park provides breeding habitat for approximately 100 black-crowned night herons, roughly 300 double-crested cormorants and several species of milk-white egrets, ethereal as angels.
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New York City Department of City Planning commissioner Amanda M. Burden talks to Urban Land magazine about the value of urban open space, how it can be a catalyst for economic development, why she created the Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award as well as how cash strapped cities can create open space on a shoestring budget.
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Despite more opposition than support, the City of Denver is moving forward with plans for a massive music festival at the historic Overland Park Golf Course.
The city is now working on a multi-year contract with the promoter Superfly, which has put on similar events in San Francisco and Tennessee, for a festival that would bring crowds between 30,000 to 60,000 people per day.
Since public meeting started earlier this year, city officials have said if the nearby neighborhoods didn’t support the festival then it wouldn’t happen.
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Doors Open Denver 2017 is sponsoring tours of City Park on Saturday, April 29 (10:30 am) and Sunday, April 30 (1:00 pm). City Park enthusiasts, Patricia Paul, Barbara Wright and Georgia Garnsey will lead the tour, “City Park, Crown Jewel of the Queen City” for the third year. Tour participants will stroll though City Park’s green expanses and past its lovely gardens, fountains and statues for 60-90 minutes. We’ll explore City Park’s history and also its intrinsic beauty, sculpted by the vision of Denver’s pioneer founders and leading designers. Historic photos will be passed around. Meet at the Snowmastodon sculpture
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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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