Parks and Recreation

Mission Statement: Members of any Registered Neighborhood Organization may  participate in the Parks & Recreation Committee as citizens representing Denver’s neighborhoods, to act as stewards of the public’s interests, to solicit and share information, to study, to express collective needs/desires and when appropriate;  investigate and make recommendations regarding standards, use, amenities and services for Denver’s parks and recreation programs and centers.


Meeting Schedule:

This committee normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please contact either Chair for location.

Check the INC Calendar for a list of upcoming Parks & Recreation committee meetings.

Co-Chair: Cindy Johnstone, FANS
Co-Chair: Maggie Price, Congress Park Neighbors

For more information or to volunteer, contact us:

[contact-form 6 “Parks & Recreation Committee Info Request”]

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Denver Parks and Recreation Info Links

Contact Information for:

Director Natural Resources – Bob Finch
Manager Park Rangers – Bob Toll
Program Coordinator Denver Parks and Rec Volunteers – Tina Myers
Operations – Doug Wood  Organizational chart
Parks Operational Districts

2014 Parks and Rec Performance Audit

City Wide Land And Infrastructure Capital Assets March 2016 with designation appendix


2013 Rules and Regulations for Denver City Parks

Documents provided by Denver Parks and Recreation

Complete Lists of Denver Parks and Status- May 2013
Proposed Park Designation – 2013 (Jan)
Proposed Park Designation – 2013 (Aug 7)

Outdoor Fee Presentation 2-19-2013 Contains Maps and Quadrants of Parks to be used
Draft of Private Outdoor Fee Based Activities (Commercial Use, utilizing portions of the parks for private business purposes)
PARKS policy update and project schedule 2013
PARKS Policy update and Change May 2013
City Loop New Play Experience presented to PRAB

Public Engagement Communication and Notification May 22 2013 text
Pecan Power Point May 22

Park Rules Regulations and Proposed Public Policy (Park Designation Policy,RAPP,PECAN)

Documents Provided By Denver Water 06-16-2015

Letter To Denver Water April 23 2015

Denver Water provided four documents regarding studies of recycled water effects in parks and golf courses.

Platt River

Platt River Vision

Catherine Sandy – Shadduck Dump Site Cleanup



Letter To City Council Re:Park Hill Golf Course Sep 1 2017

Letter To Council  RE: Admission Based Events  Mar 2017

Letter From PARC to Aaron Goldhamer re: City Park Law Suit Mar 2017

Letter Mayor Hancock Red Rocks Aug 6 16

Letter Mayor Hancock Urban Drainage Jan 16

Letter Scott Gilmore Lost Parcels Thank you 3-16-2016

Request To Be Part Of Park Planning July 2015

Letter to Jeanne Robb Re:Gasification Dec 2014

Letter Dannemiller/Gilmore Recycled Water April 2015

Letter To Denver Water April 2015

Chivefest Letter of Concern July 2014

POFA 8-27-2013
Urban Drainage Letter To Mayor Hancock Jan 2016

Meeting Minutes

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Jan 2013
Feb 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
Aug 2013
Sep 2013
Oct 2013

Nov 2013
No December Meeting



Jan 2013
Feb 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
Aug 2013
Sep 2013
Oct 2013
Nov 2013
No December Meeting

Jan 2014
Feb 2014
Mar 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
Aug 2014
Sep 2014
Oct 2014
Nov 2014
No December Meeting


Jan 2015
Feb 2015
Mar 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
Aug 2015
Sept 2015
Oct 2015
Nov 2015
No December Meeting


Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Mar 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
No Aug meeting
Sep 2016
Oct 2016
Nov 2016
No Dec meeting

Jan 2017
Feb 2017
Mar 2017
April 2017
May 2017
Jun 2017
July 2017
Aug 2017
Sep 2017
Oct 2017
Nov 2017
Dec 2017





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Maggie reported that there will be a community forum updating the Park Hill Golf Course situation on Sat., March 10 at Park Hill Congregational Church. 2600 Leyden St. from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A panel of speakers will talk about options. That morning at the same place, INC will hold its March meeting, with elections, and focused on a fair and balanced discussion of a Colorado Olympics bid.

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INC PARC NOTES Jan 16 2018

PARC discussed its many goals for 2018. These include work with INC ZAP (Zoning and Planning) to require density development to provide adequate open park space for residents. PARC will meet with ZAP to get this underway while DenveRight is working to improve the city zoning. PARC also continues to work for more open park space in all areas, with special emphasis on more playing field area with multiple uses. PARC will look for one new possible park space and work to make this a reality. More small play areas also are needed. A resource person will be Grace Lopez-Ramirez of the Mayor’s office.

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View Of The Golf Course

Take away that space and you’re taking away something sacred we’re quickly losing – our connection with the earth, the community, and the importance of play. Spaces to calm our busy minds in, to let go in the warm sun, to enjoy stunning snow peaked mountain views and crisp fresh air. Spaces that teach vision, confidence, action, follow through, and consistency.

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