The Elephant House – Horticulturists, Aaric Starks & Deb Gallegos

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

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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Meet East High School Principal, Terita Walker

    Terita Walker is a dynamo with a vision, and the East High School community feels lucky to have her as their new principal. Equipped with multiple degrees and years of teaching experience in many different fields, Ms. Walker comes to her new position with confidence, drive and compassion. She is committed to celebrating the diverse community at East and to bringing students, parents, teachers and staff together in a caring, supportive and vibrant environment where all students are expected to excel. Walker arrived in Denver fifteen years ago from Chicago. She has been at East since 2008. With

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