We’re belatedly catching up on this year’s news around the Denver Mountain Parks system. Here are some of the developments since we last posted on this site:
- In February, we published a recap of news and events in 2015, including launch of our capital campaign for shelter restoration and our fundraiser in October. Read or download the PDF here.
- In June, Mayor Hancock announced the designation of 98 acres of land adjacent to Red Rocks (purchased in 2000) as official “parkland,” protected by City Charter. Denvergov.org press release | Via HistoricRedRocks.org
- CDOT is making progress on construction of its 2.4-mile trail from I-70’s Genesee exit (#254) to El Rancho (#252). Updates at CODOT.gov; read/download as PDF.
- Sally L. White, co-author of our “Magnificent Dream” book, has been profiling mountain parks weekly this summer for Evergreen’s community news website, JustAroundHere.com. Thanks go to editor Linda Kirkpatrick for requesting and hosting this series to help foothills residents get to know the parks. Browse the collection of profiles at JustAroundHere Parks and Recreation.
- Thanks to DMPF fundraising, design and/or construction progress is underway on some of the neglected shelters targeted in our capital campaign. Our 2016 fundraiser will be held in September.
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