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32nd Annual Bison Auction Coverage from Denver Post and 9NEWS

Denver Mountain Parks had a successful bison auction March 3rd at Genesee Mountain Park raising a record amount. The charismatic bison and mountain parks staff once again captured some local media attention around the annual event. You can read the Denver Post story, and watch a great short video about the auction, featuring Denver Mountain Parks … Continue reading 32nd Annual Bison Auction Coverage from Denver Post and 9NEWS

Special Thanks to Colorado Gives Day Donors

We would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who contributed to our first Colorado Gives Day campaign this past December 6th. We were thrilled to raise $5,000 from 41 donors, including many first time contributions. Beyond December 6th, ColoradoGives.org provides a convenient, year round place to make contributions, including the option to setup … Continue reading Special Thanks to Colorado Gives Day Donors

Give Where You Live (and Play) This Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6th

Visit our profile page on ColoradoGives.org to learn more about our programs. This year our foundation has made huge strides in its mission to increase the visibility and relevance of the Denver Mountain Parks. We have assisted in the refurbishment of the historic shelters and well houses at North Genesee, Bergen Park, Little Park, Starbuck … Continue reading Give Where You Live (and Play) This Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6th

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