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Triangle Park Public Meeting
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:00 PM
End Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Description:

Denver Parks and Recreation and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) are hosting an informational meeting to discuss new plans for Triangle Park

RedLine Art Gallery
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205

Come and provide your input on draft plans to transition Triangle Park into a new Denver Urban Garden. DUG will also lead a discussion about garden organization and plot availability for the garden’s opening season in 2014.

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Rules, Regulations & Public Policy

1. Dogs and pets must be on leash and under physical control at all times.

2. Pet waste must be picked up and disposed of properly.

3. No alcoholic beverages or public consumption of alcohol (only 3.2 beer is allowed).

4. No use or display of marijuana or use of illegal drugs.

5. No glass bottles or any glass containers allowed in parks.

6. No littering. Use trash cans and dumpsters or pack it out.

7. No weapons, firearms, or fireworks.

8. Disturbing the peace, including loud music or sound, is prohibited.

9. The sale of goods and services requires a Parks and Recreation Permit.

10. No overnight camping, tents, enclosures, or other unpermitted structures such as air castles, pools, or water slides.

11. Motorized vehicles allowed only on roads and in parking areas.

12. Large gatherings normally require a permit. To reserve a permit site call Denver Parks and Recreation Permit Office at (720) 913-0700

13. Do not attach anything to trees or structures.

14. Removal or damage to plants or structures is prohibited.

15. Fires and coals are allowed in grills only. Grills must be least 12 inches off the ground.

16. Thoroughly extinguish all charcoals, dispose of properly or pack it out.

17. No feeding or disturbing wildlife. A license is required for fishing.

18. No boating without a permit. Safety equipment is required including a personal flotation device.

19. No swimming is allowed except in swimming pools.

20. Swimming or wading in fountains is prohibited.

21. Rock climbing and off-trail use is prohibited at Red Rocks and Summit Lake Parks.

A full copy of the Department of Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations is available here.  Violators of park rules and regulations are subject to fines and eviction from the park.

Notice of Public Hearing
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wellington Webb Municipal Building- Room 4.G.2

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, the Denver Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on proposed updates to the Department of Parks & Recreation Rules and Regulations. The DPRAB meets on the fourth floor of the Wellington Webb Municipal Building at 5:30PM.

Members of the public are invited to speak during the hearing. Interested parties must arrive prior to the start of the meeting to sign up to speak and comments are limited to 3 minutes per person. The Wellington Webb Municipal Building is located at 201 W. Colfax Ave. in downtown Denver.

View the proposed updates to the Rules and Regulations. 

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


City & County of Denver
Department of Parks & Recreation
Notice of Public Hearing regarding
Proposed Changes to Rules and Regulations

Notice is hereby given that effective June 12, 2014 the Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations amendments will be amended to address the following issues:

8A.0 
Marijuana. (39-10)  The prohibition of the consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, or growth of marijuana, as specified herein, is important to the safe and harmonious public use of Park Facilities.

8A.1: Violation: The consumption, use, display, transfer, distribution, sale, or growth of marijuana in a Park Facility is prohibited.

The Administrative Citation Rules and Regulations for the Denver Department of Parks and Regulations, as adopted May 11, 2012, are hereby amended with respect to Attachment B (Penalty Fines) to add the following fine for violation of Section 39-10(c), D.R.M.C., regarding marijuana, which fine is in accordance with Section 39-10(d), D.R.M.C.:

Section 39-10(c)
Marijuana     $150.00

The existing provisions in Attachment B pertaining to a second offense within one year and a third offense within one year shall be applicable to violations involving marijuana.

A copy of the Rules and Regulations, as amended, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and is available for public inspection on the website
. A public hearing will take place June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building located at 201 W Colfax Ave., 4th floor, room 4.F.6.

By:  /S/  LAURI DANNEMILLER
Manager, Parks and Recreation

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.

 

Representatives to the Park Designation Steering Committee

Tentative list of Proposed Designations for spring 2014 - Round 3

Park Designation Policy (Draft)

The 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.

Full Report, June 10, 2013
Summary, June 10, 2013

Timeline (as of May 21, 2013)

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