Denver Mountain Parks staff provided a lists of updates and notes about major projects and activities going on in the parks this year.
Today, Denver Mountain Parks Foundation, along with three of our closest partners (The Park People, the Greenway Foundation, and the Civic Center Conservancy), released this letter of concern regarding Initiative 300.
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
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
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
Here's a little quiz to help sharpen your park know-how. Can you identify the parks shown in our header images? We have five rotating headers. John Fielder taking a photo of the view from _______ Park. Most of the land for this park (our second largest) was acquired in 1937. Sunrise from ________ Park. This … Continue reading Guess our header images
Not only has Westword magazine named Summit Lake Park the Best Denver Mountain Park in this year's poll, but we received an extra award! The entire Denver Mountain Park system has been designated Best Outdoorsy Gift from the Past, in recognition of its 100 year history! THANKS, WESTWORD!! Check out other "Best of" awards at … Continue reading Best of Denver 2013