Meet the Movers & Shakers in City Park, Sept. 8, 6 pm at the Pavilion

A large tree in front of the water

    City Park Friends and Neighbors invite you to join us on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Pavilion at 6 pm to meet with Julie Lehman, Manager of the Greenhouse and Horticulture program for the City of Denver and the Citywide Median Renovation team, and Adam Smith, Superintendent of the East District that includes City Park for a presentation on current and future projects in City Park. Julie will expand on her vision for City Park’s flowerbeds and Adam will describe City Park’s current irrigation system and discuss the new irrigation plan (as recommended in the 2018 City Park Master Plan

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Adopt-A-Flowerbed Volunteers Conquer all

Two women standing in front of a statue.

Several teams are weeding away at the Sopris Garden, located to the west of the Pavilion where many weddings take place throughout the summer and fall. This garden is named in honor of Mayor Richard Sopris, one of the enterprising pioneers who came to Denver seeking a fortune in the gold fields and ended up returning to Denver to establish a city of beauty and culture, rivalling in their minds Paris, NYC and beyond. After serving as mayor, Sopris became Denver’s  parks commissioner in 1881. He was devoted to City Park and spent much of his own money to plant

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Adopt-A-Flowerbed in City Park!

A garden with many different plants and trees

ADOPT-A-FLOWERBED IN CITY PARK LAUNCHED:   Well over 50 volunteers responded to the call for help in maintaining flowerbeds in City Park this summer. Eleven teams of 5-8 members from neighborhoods surrounding City Park have been formed with Captains heading each team. Participating neighborhoods include Whittier, South City Park, South Park Hill, North Park Hill, Congress Park  and Mayfair. Teams are assigned to the Rose Garden, the Cordova Rock Garden, the Sopris Garden, the Burns Garden, the MLK Garden and Urns and Ida’s Rock Garden. Adam Smith, Denver Parks and Recreation Superintendent of the East District that includes City Park,

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