As CPFANÂ continues discussions with the Denver Department of Parks and RecreationÂ 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,Â gave the students a hearty send-offÂ as the students, armed with DPR buckets and grabbers, crossed the esplanade and entered the park, spendingÂ 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
The Color Field art installation at City Park’s historic Lily Pond is the brain child of Denver artists’, Sarah and Josh Palmeri. It is also their loving gift to Denver park visitors. Conceived of pre-pandemic, Color Field was scheduled for installation in May, 2020 toÂ great fanfare and recognition of its sponsor,Â City Park Friends and Neighbors (CPFAN)Â and funders, Denver Arts and Venues, CPFAN, City Park Alliance, Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature andÂ Science. When the pandemic hit, all well-laid plans went by the wayside. Denver Arts and Venues and the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation came to the
Opposition is growing. Last week the Denver Democrat executive committee passed a resolution opposing the project. On Monday a legal fund reached its first goal through online fundraising.
Goldhamer is preparing for an August trial against the city to stop the project.
The city deadline for bids on the project is just a few weeks away.