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

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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


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



Chivefest Letter of Concern July 2014

Urban Drainage Letter To Mayor Hancock Jan 2016

Meeting Minutes


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Parks and Recreation Completes Additional Park Designations

A view of Hentzell Park along the Cherry Creek bike path 2013

The department began the designation process in the spring of 2013 in an effort to ensure that the City’s parkland is protected from future development and real estate transactions. Through this process, Denver Parks and Recreation is taking steps to officially designate all applicable park land and open space around the city through city ordinance. Once a park has been dedicated, it can only be used as a park and that cannot be changed without approval by Denver’s voters.

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Globeville Landing Park Update


To: “Proud, Christopher N. – CPD North Denver Comerstone”
Cc: ,,, , “Wenskoski, Todd T – CPD Planning Services”
,, “Leid, Kelly R – Mayor’s Office”
,, Debbie Ortega – At Large
Bcc: Mickey Zeppelin
Chris – thanks for the conversation and quick hierarchy project leadership. l am emailing on behalf of the Globeville Civic Partners and representative of Globeville community.

As stated in previous correspondence, we are concerned about the proposed transformation of Globeville Landing Park from its existing conditions to a major detention and conveyance area without full discussion with the community.

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