The Jefferson County Historical Commission and its Friends group jointly sponsor an annual discussion on a theme of historic interest. This year, Historical Tourism in Jefferson County was the theme, and Foundation founder Bart Berger was one of the featured speakers. Bart's wide-ranging presentation covered The Role of Denver's Mountain Parks in Early Jeffco Tourism, … Continue reading The Role of DMP in Early Jeffco Tourism
The Foundation's founder, Bart Berger, was awarded the Dana Crawford Award on May 13 for his work in historical preservation. The Foundation's accomplishments for Mountain Parks were a key feature of the evening presentation. From the CPI website: “Dana Crawford, the evening’s namesake, presented Mr. Berger with the award for his work with the Denver … Continue reading 2019 Dana Crawford Award goes to Bart Berger
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.
We have worked for 15 years to bring new life into these great parks and open spaces. Now a measure on the ballot can make that investment sustainable!
This year, JCHC is pleased to give the Award jointly to Denver Parks and Recreation and the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation (DMPF) for their collaborative work in restoring and improving the Denver Mountain Parks.
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
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 … Continue reading Around the DMP System
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
We won! In case you missed it, on June 13th, we were awarded the Colorado Book Award for Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream. Authors Wendy Rex-Atzet and Erika Walker traveled to Aspen with high hopes, and indeed, the trip proved to be a huge moment for the book, and for all … Continue reading Colorado Book Award in History
We just got the good news: "Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is pleased to announce that your entry, Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Colorado Book Awards History category." This is a really significant thing. The exposure that this book has … Continue reading Colorado Book Awards Finalist!