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

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


Jan 2017
Feb 2017
Mar 2017
April 2017
May 2017
No June Meeting
July 2017
No August Meeting
Sep 2017
Oct 2017
Nov 2017
No Dec Meeting




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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


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.



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.