As Denver Parks and Recreation’s official nonprofit, the Denver Park Trust works closely with community leaders, neighborhood associations, and residents to expand and improve parks in a thoughtful, equitable, and sustainable way.
Adding new parks and improving existing parks is at the core of what we do. To help select projects that are most in need of support, we have developed a Project Selection Criteria that considers everything from access to green space, to community interest and involvement. Our goal is to ensure every resident, in every neighborhood, has access to a high quality park.
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.
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.
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.
Community Grant Program
Through its Community Grant Program, the Denver Park Trust supports community-driven park projects and initiatives that make Denver parks demonstrably better in historically underserved areas of the city.More About This Initiative
The Pollinator Trail
The Pollinator Trail is an effort to restore native landscapes throughout Denver, providing resilient habitats in which nature can thrive. Designed as a public-private partnership The Pollinator Trail will launch in Summer 2023.More About This Initiative
Commemorative Bench Program
Denver Parks and Recreation’s Commemorative Bench Program, administered by the Denver Park Trust, provides a meaningful way to pay tribute to a person or event in a Denver park of your choosing.More About This Initiative