PROPOSED CHANGES TO DENVER PARKS ALCOHOL POLICY

If you haven’t heard, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) has a plan to expand the sale and service of alcohol in ALL Denver parks, “in an effort to simplify how rules and regulations are enforced at DPR facilities across the city.”
DPR has also posted a survey. Please take it by April 20, 2018

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INC PARC Meeting Notes March 18 2018

A policy change planned by DPR could make the rules for festival park use apply to ALL parks, which would mean all parks in the system will have the same alcohol regulations, some of which now allow greater use only in festival parks. Please read the proposed revisions carefully and distribute to your respective RNOs and friends. The city’s parks department is circulating a proposal for significant changes to alcohol policy in Parks. Laura Morales and Fred Weiss will attend our April 17 meeting to discuss. Of note: The INC PARC meeting is considered to be one of the 4 public meetings for outreach to the community.

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INC PARC FEBRUARY 20 2018 MEETING NOTES

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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INC PARC HOLIDAY GREETINGS

We continue to keep close eye on the Park Hill Golf Course and found Denver Council finance committee was scheduled to reviewed a contract with SEMA to design the retention pond for I-70 in the PHGC Dec. 5th. The contract language is critical as the conservation easement becomes null and void if an 18 hole golf course is not considered and in the contract.

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INC PARC Meeting Notes Nov 21, 2017

PARC said it has long been asking for Denver Parks and Rec numbers regarding costs and income from park use. PARC also is interested in the taking of park property for other uses. O’Brien indicates this accounting is improving, but still problematic. Every city contract includes the requirement of an audit by the City Auditor. PARC emphasized the need of returning park zoning to a form that requires vote of City Council (citizens’ elected channel) for use changes. Mr. O’Brien said that some City Councilpersons are in close contact with his office for information, and all are welcome.

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