City Park Resolutions for 2021; Richard E. Sopris, the “Father of City Park”

JOIN US ON JAN. 5 TO BRAINSTORM IDEAS FOR SUPPORTING AND ENHANCING CITY PARK IN 2021! Please join us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 pm. to share your ideas about City Park’s future. What would you like to see happen and continue to happen in the park in 2021? Pursuing volunteer opportunities like preparing and planting beds, adopting flower beds for specific attention, exploring the prospect of fewer cars in the parks, collaborating with East High School students on horticultural projects and rotating art installations are some of the ideas we have heard so far.

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GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK

DESIGNS FOR “NEARBY NATURE” PLAY SPACES IN CITY PARK AT CPFAN’s DECEMBER 1 PROGRAM Please joins us for a Zoom Program on Tuesday, December 1 at 6 pm. Jacqueline Altreuter, Director of Volunteer Engagement at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will present three possible new designs for the Museum’s “Nearby Nature” project and is eager to get the public’s reaction and ideas. “Nearby Nature” is a concept for a nature-based children’s play space extending from the DeBoer Canyon (south of the museum’s west entrance) to the small South Playground below. According to the Museum that is partnering with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation

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EAST HIGH STUDENTS HELP SPRUCE UP CITY PARK

As CPFAN continues discussions with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation about volunteer opportunities in City Park, new CPFAN Board member, Kelly Crosby organized a clean-up with twenty East High students providing the labor. East High Principal, John Youngquist,  gave the students a hearty send-off as the students, armed with DPR buckets and grabbers, crossed the esplanade and entered the park, spending the next few hours scouring the park for any trash. DPR Superintendent for the East District, Adam Smith, whose office is in the City Park pavilion, has reported that DPR staff has been slashed to 50% capacity. CPFAN is hopeful that

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