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A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request, three business days in advance. Contact to make your request. For any other public accomodation requests or concerns, email

Un interprete de lengua de signos (CART) será proporcionada (con tres días anticipados) por mandar un email a Para otros servicios públicos, contactar



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South Platte River Ecosystem Restoration

Date: Wednesday, November 1
Time: 6:00-7:30PM (presentation at 6:30pm with an open house before and after)
Location: Harvard Gulch Recreation Cewnter | 505 E. Iliff Ave. 80210

The City and County of Denver and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will host a second public meeting to gather public input on ecosystem restoration solutions for degraded habitat  approximately 1.8 miles of the South Platte River from West Harvard Avenue downstream (north) to West Mississippi Avenue.

For any questions please contact Cincere Eades in Parks and Recreation:;  or Jennifer Williams in Public Works:


Cherry Creek Greenway

Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Halcyon Hotel; 245 Columbine St. 80206

Please join us for the third and final public meeting of the Cherry Creek Area Greenway Implementation Plan process. Learn about the recommendations for proposed improvements to the Cherry Creek Greenway which were developed based on the first two public meetings, guided group walking tours, surveys and multiple meetings with city officials and development interests.

For more information and special requests, contact Marge Price, Capitol Representatives at (303) 433-1804 or Please specify language need and/or hearing impairment.

If you are unable to attend this public meeting, the Cherry Creek Area Implementation Plan recommendations will be available online after the meeting:

Cherry Creek Area Business Alliance and its partners – Denver Parks and Recreation, Councilman Wayne New, and The Greenway Foundation – is seeking input for the planning effort to improve access to Cherry Creek and to enhance the creek, its trails and parks and its regional access. The area included in the study is from Colorado Boulevard west to University Boulevard and from 6th Avenue on the north to Cherry Creek Drive South.

Notice of Rules & Regulations Adoption

Proposed updates presented at the Department of Parks & Recreation’s May 14, 2015 Public Hearing have been duly adopted effective May 27, 2015, in accordance with the rule-making requirements of Section 39-2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and are in accordance with the authority of the Executive Director of the Denver Department of Parks & Recreation under Section 2.4.4 of the Denver City Charter.

View full rules and regulations (PDF)

View the rules and regulations summary (PDF)

Washington Park Passive Recreation Use Areas (PRUA) Amendment

The purpose of the PRUA Regulation is the protection and management of public health and safety, as well as public park land, and to assure fair and equitable use of Washington Park by all patrons. High levels of active recreational use of Washington Park, particularly on weekends and holidays during the warm seasons, have resulted in public conflicts and misconduct in Washington Park. It also causes significant wear and tear on portions of the turf inside the park. The PRUA Regulation is necessary to reduce, if not eliminate, these conflicts, misconduct and park damage, and to allow effective enforcement by park rangers and police. 

View the full Washington Park Passive Recreation Use Areas Amendment

This Policy is adopted by the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation (“DPR”) for the purpose of providing some clarity as to the designation status of and the protections afforded to Denver parks under the existing legal framework and to make clear the public process with respect to designation of Denver parks in accordance with the City Charter and City procedures.


Developed in 2013, the RAP Plan identifies core services, points out duplication in services, recommends service provision strategies, and recommends resource allocation and pricing strategies. It enhances partnerships and helps meet the future needs of Denver residents, and those who work in and visit the community.

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