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The Denver Park Trust celebrates Black History Month

Did you know there are at least eleven parks in Denver named after Black leaders who helped shape our history? From local trailblazers like Sonny Lawson to national icons like Madam C.J. Walker, we’re celebrating the individuals who have made Denver a better place and shining a spotlight on the parks that serve as living tributes to the diversity and strength that built our community.

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Community Unity: Preserving Denver’s Parks Amidst Budget Cuts

February 14, 2024: In an emotional press conference last Friday, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston announced heavy budget cuts of close to $5 million to Denver Parks & Recreation and the DMV—and it’s not expected to end there.

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George Morrison, Sr. playing violin

George Morrison, Sr. will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame

The Denver Park Trust and Colorado Music Hall of Fame are proud to announce that George Morrison Sr., Denver’s ‘Godfather of Jazz’, will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on October 17th.

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Our Projects

Athmar Park Story Walk

W. Tennessee Ave | Athmar Park

The Denver Park Trust partnered with the Athmar Park Neighborhood Association to develop and implement a Story Walk, a placemaking element consisting of a bilingual children’s book displayed one page at a time along an eight block mobility trail along West Tennessee Ave.

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Building a Skateboarding Community

Rosamond Park | Hampden

The Denver Park Trust is partnering with Cornerstone Skate Foundation to create a skateboarding community through a series of pop-up learn to skate clinics in Southeast Denver.

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Future Park in Globeville

TBD | Globeville

The Denver Park Trust (DPT), in a partnership led by Denver Parks and Recreation, has assisted in the acquisition of two properties adjacent to existing city owned land at 44th and Pearl St. for a future public park in Globeville. The DPT contributed $50,000 from its Park Fund to support DPR’s purchase and fund future park amenities.

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