Through our Community Grant Program, capital project campaigns, and the Park Fund, the Denver Park Trust funds and supports park improvement and new park projects in historically under-resourced neighborhoods. Explore our work below!
Community Grant 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.
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.
George Morrison, Sr. Park Interpretive Sign & Monument 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.
Healthy Walking Trail in Montbello
Elmendorf Park | Montbello
The Denver Park Trust is partnering with the John H. Amesse Elementary Roadrunner Walking Trail committee to create a healthy walking trail that starts on school property and continues through Elmendorf Park.
Madam C.J. Walker Park Interpretive Sign Restoration
Madam C.J. Walker Park | Whittier
The Denver Park Trust partnered with the Madam C.J. Walker Park Coalition to restore the three interpretive signs describing the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker in her namesake park.
Sonny Lawson Park Pollinator Garden
Sonny Lawson Park | Five Points
The Denver Park Trust partnered with Curtis Park Neighbors to help fund a new pollinator garden at Sonny Lawson Park, establishing a native habitat for birds, bees, and bats within the park.
Sunnyside Parks Enhancements
Chaffee Park, Ciancio Park, and 46th & Pecos Park | Sunnyside
The Denver Park Trust is partnering with Sunnyside United Neighbors, Inc. (SUNI) and Denver Parks & Recreation to bring quality-of-life enhancements, including benches, bike racks, trash cans, and pet waste stations, to three (3) Sunnyside parks, with a fourth expected later this year in 2023.
Skatepark in Southeast Denver
Kennedy Sports Complex | Kennedy
The Denver Park Trust, the Cornerstone Skate Foundation, and City Council District 4 have teamed up to support a group of middle and high school students who are advocating for the addition of a skatepark in their Southeast Denver community.
St. Charles Place Park Natural Playground
St. Charles Place Park | Cole
The Denver Park Trust, in partnership with the Five Points Youth Ambassadors, raised $150,000 for the addition of a natural playground at St. Charles Place Park.
Tribute to Private Joe P. Martinez at Martinez Park
Joseph P. Martinez Park | Villa Park
The Denver Park Trust, in partnership with residents of the Villa Park neighborhood, veterans groups, Medal of Honor supporters, Denver Parks and Recreation, and Denver Arts & Venues, is pursuing an opportunity to fundraise to create a lasting tribute to Private Joe P. Martinez.
New Park Projects
New Park & Mobility Trail in Sunnyside
TBD | Sunnyside
The Denver Park Trust, in partnership with residents and businesses in the Sunnyside neighborhood and Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval’s office, is pursuing an opportunity to add new 4.5 acre park and 0.85 acre trail in Near Northwest Denver.