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Beautiful Denver park with leaves beginning to change.

Why Are Parks Important?

March 15, 2023: As countless studies have shown, parks and open space are a vital source of both physical and mental wellbeing for humans. Parks provide innumerable benefits for people, our communities, and the environment.

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Party at Martinez Park in Denver, with adults and children.

Birthday Celebration at Martinez Park

July 27, 2022: The Villa Park Neighborhood Association and nearly 150 residents celebrated Private Joseph P. Martinez’s birthday. Private Martinez was the first Latino and Coloradan to receive the Medal of Honor in World War II, and his birthday was celebrated by the community in his namesake park. If he were alive today, Private Martinez would be 102 years old.

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Park Spotlight: Paco Sanchez Park

March 17, 2022: All about Paco Sanchez Park, a 30 acre park along Lakewood Gulch just east of Knox Ct. that boasts a very cool adventure playground designed to challenge and engage park lovers of all ages and abilities with climbing nets, a spiral slide, a zip line swing, and much more.

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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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Kids at a Denver skatepark in Southeast Denver

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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George Morrison, Sr. Park Interpretive Sign Restoration

George Morrison, Sr. Park | Whittier

The Denver Park Trust is partnering with The George Morrison Sr. Park Committee to restore the interpretive sign describing the life and legacy of George Morrison, Sr. in his namesake park.

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