Shelter Reconstruction Underway

Several neglected historic shelters in the DMP system are getting upgrades, thanks to DMPF's capital campaign, and more projects are planned. We're happy to see these projects moving forward, thanks to all our donors! In conjunction with the construction of CDOT's bike trail along I-70 from Exit 254 to Exit 252, a new Bison Overlook … Continue reading Shelter Reconstruction Underway

Red Rocks Park and CCC Camp New Landmark

As of August 4, 2015, Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp have been designated as Colorado's newest National Historic Landmark (NHL)! This long process officially began in about 2004 at the suggestion of the Friends of Red Rocks, a nonprofit group formed in 1995 to advocate for the park. The work … Continue reading Red Rocks Park and CCC Camp New Landmark

Red Rocks Park on its way to National Landmark Status

Since 2006, the Intermountain Regional Office of the National Park Service has been working with Denver staff and other parties to nominate Red Rocks Park and amphitheatre, including the Mount Morrison CCC Camp and associated resources, as a National Historic Landmark. Following extensive review and revision of the nomination documents by NPS staff here and … Continue reading Red Rocks Park on its way to National Landmark Status

Mayor Hancock accepts Tourism Award

[Courtesy VISIT DENVER, the Convention and Visitors Bureau] Mayor Michael Hancock accepts Visit Denver Tourism Star Award on behalf of Denver Mountain Parks March 20, 2014. W. Bart Berger also received the award on behalf of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. Let me thank Visit Denver and the Foundation for this award. Let me thank … Continue reading Mayor Hancock accepts Tourism Award

Mountain Parks Receives Tourism Award

Tonight, Denver Mountain Parks will be honored as a recipient of Visit Denver's Tourism Star Award for the historic system's contributions to Denver tourism. On behalf of the City, Mayor Michael Hancock will accept the award, and Chair W. Bart Berger will receive the award on behalf of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. The award … Continue reading Mountain Parks Receives Tourism Award