Game Plan for a Healthy City is Denver Parks & Recreation’s (DPR) vision for creating parks, gathering places, activities and more that are easily accessible, well-maintained and equitable in every neighborhood.
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In 2020, our mental and physical health were challenged like never before. With many of us relying on outdoor spaces to stay active and get a break from our homes, more demand than ever was placed on Denver’s park system while our recreation programs faced unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. To pursue social and environmental justice for all residents, implementation of Game Plan for a Healthy City must continue to move forward despite challenges the future may hold. Continued stewardship of our legacy park system helped us make excellent progress in 2020 on the Game Plan’s goals to create a sustainable, equitable park system that embraces Denver’s innovative western spirit. Learn more in the 2020 Annual Report.
In August 2020, we welcomed a new park to Five Points complete with green space and river access! Watch the virtual ribbon cutting event at Arkins Park with Mayor Hancock:
In September 2020, we revealed the new Paco Sanchez Park in West Denver! Watch this video to virtually experience the community-led design, including a new plaza and stage:
In spring 2021, a renovation of Rude Ballfield was complete, bringing it to Tier 1 standards and providing a more accessible, equitable amenity in an underserved neighborhood.
Game Plan's Mission
Game Plan projects are focused on adapting to the community’s needs, connecting people to each other through nature and culture, creating diverse spaces, supporting the growth of Denver’s community and fairly reinvesting funds. Learn more about the Game Plan's guiding principles below.
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Adapt to the changing climate and limited resources to maintain Denver Parks & Recreation spaces and services for generations.
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Protect the culture and nature that is uniquely Denver to ensure it’s accessible for generations to come.
Seek to create parks and recreation services that embrace Denver’s uniqueness through programming, outreach and communications.
Utilize existing and new resources for funding, partnerships and collaboration that is focused on equity throughout Denver.
Expand Denver Parks & Recreation to meet Denver’s growth and evolving community.
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