Parks, Rivers, Trails & Trees: 2024 Recap

On Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 474 volunteers spread out across 17 parks throughout the city to ensure our parks remain vibrant, sustainable, and accessible to all.

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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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Denver Park Trust Welcomes Mikayla Perry

October 4th, 2023: The Denver Park Trust (DPT) has named Mikayla Perry (she, her, hers) as its first Director of Development and Engagement. In her role, Perry, a top talent with a track record of success, will lead fundraising, event planning, and community outreach for DPT. 

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Parks, Rivers, Trails & Trees (PRTT) 2023 Recap

Held on May 13, 2023, the Denver Park Trust’s second annual Parks, Rivers, Trails, & Trees was a success! Over 300 volunteers came out to clean up 13 parks throughout Denver, showcasing the importance of our parks and shared public outdoor spaces.

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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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Rec center in Denver in the snow.

DPR’s Outdoor Adventure Plan, Rec Centers Reopening After COVID!

December 16, 2021: Denver Parks and Recreation Want to Know What Gets Community Members Outside with the Outdoor Adventure Plan; Recreation centers return to full operating hours after COVID

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DPR’s Resiliency Program, Unveiling Madam CJ Walker Park’s New Interpretive Signs, and the 39th Avenue Greenway

September 30, 2021: Why you should clean up after your dog; All about DPR’s resiliency program; Explore the 39th Avenue Greenway; Unveiling of the new Madam CJ Walker Interpretive Signs

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About the Whittier Neighborhood, DPT’s 2nd Birthday, and the North American Beaver

July 29, 2021: Whittier’s History and Walking Tour; Help us celebrate the Denver Park Trust’s 2nd Birthday; Critter of the Month: the North American Beaver

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