Outdoor Adventures & Alternative Sports Master Plan

collage of alternative sports including cross-country skiing, bike park, and rock climbing

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is developing an Outdoor Adventure and Alternative Sports Master Plan.  The plan will identify nontraditional outdoor recreation trends, best practices, and how DPR can better leverage its current assets while identifying new opportunities (i.e. partnerships, mountain parks, etc.) over the next 20 years, specifically focusing on equity. The planning process will consist of:

  • Inventory and needs assessment (including gap analysis)
  • Community outreach to identify needs, priorities, and opportunities
  • Exploring and leveraging partnerships to deliver programming
  • Creating a phased implementation and financial plan

The Outdoor Adventure and Alternative Sports Plan builds off DPR's Game Plan for a Healthy City and Strategic Acquisition Plan

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Community Outreach

DPR is committed to a community informed process focused on equity. The Outdoor Adventure and Alternative Sports Plan’s vision, goals and outcomes will be informed by community input, a Technical Advisory Committee, and the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be intentionally inclusive of black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) who are currently engaged in outdoor adventure and alternative sports. The TAC will also focus on reaching target communities identified in DPR’s Neighborhood Equity Index Map(PDF, 318KB) to ensure that the voices and recommendations of marginalized/untapped communities are included in this process.

Outreach efforts will include online engagement tools such as surveys; focus groups and roundtable discussions; and virtual public meetings and presentations. 

Public Meeting 3

See how your input in our surveys and previous meetings has shaped the plan! Join Denver Parks & Recreation for the final public meeting to learn about recommended plan goals, strategies, and near term priorities. The Outdoor Adventure and Alternative Sports Master Plan will provide new and innovative ways to access the outdoors and opportunities to recreate with a focus on providing access in underserved areas.

WHEN: Thursday, August 18, 2022  |  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Zoom Webinar: Register at https://link.livable-cities.com/outdoor-adventure

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Download the meeting flyer(PDF, 550KB)

Public Meeting 2 

Thurs. February 24, 2022

Survey 2 

Download Survey Flyer #2(PDF, 108KB)

To arrange a presentation or delivery of the survey to your organization, email laura.morales@denvergov.org

Public Meeting 1

Thurs. September 30, 2021

Survey 1

Survey closed October 31, 2021. 

To arrange a presentation or delivery of the survey to your organization, email laura.morales@denvergov.org