Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) has launched its Strategic Acquisition Plan.
With the passage of Measure 2A and the establishment of the Parks Legacy Fund in November 2018, DPR has a dedicated source of funds for park, trail and facility improvements, including acquisition. Building off Game Plan for a Healthy City and the Parks Legacy Fund (2A) Five-Year Plan, DPR is developing a Strategic Acquisition Plan to help grow and maintain an equitable, sustainable and resilient parks and recreation system for a healthier city.
The Strategic Acquisition Plan will provide a clear framework for decision-making that identifies priorities, describes strategies and explains criteria for success associated with completing and funding future acquisitions in six focus areas as identified in the Parks Legacy Fund (2A) Five-Year Plan:
- 10-Minute Walk or Roll to a Park (5-Minutes Downtown)
- Resiliency, Habitat Restoration & Waterways
- Downtown, High-Density & Growth Areas
- Mountain Parks
To assist with this planning effort, DPR has hired Design Workshop which has a long track record of working with both the City and County of Denver and other local and regional municipalities on strategic planning.
DPR is committed to a collaborative planning process with multiple opportunities for public engagement. Outreach efforts will include online engagement tools such as surveys and virtual meetings and presentations. Until guidelines allow in-person contact and exposure all public input opportunities will be virtual.
The acquisition planning process begins with extensive research and analysis on the historic development of Denver’s park system and best practices and case studies as well as mapping related to the acquisition focus areas. The Strategic Acquisition Plan’s vision, goals and outcomes will be developed by community input, Technical Focus Area Groups, a Technical Partners Group and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Technical Advisory Committee:
Meeting #1 Presentation
Join us and provide your input on this important planning and implementation strategy.
Public Meeting 2:
Thurs. March 11, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
Join via Zoom: https://denvergov-org.zoom.us/j/88451663772
Based on the results from the first public meeting and survey, we have developed draft recommendations for DPR’s Strategic Acquisition Plan. Participate in the 2nd virtual public meeting and provide your feedback on the draft recommendations. Building off Game Plan and the Legacy Fund Five-Year Plan, the Strategic Acquisition Plan will guide the growth of an equitable, sustainable and resilient parks and recreation system for a healthier Denver.
Download the meeting flyer(PDF, 543KB) | En Espanol(PDF, 572KB)
[Survey closed 12/2020]
Public Meeting 1:
Thurs. October 22, 2020
Virtual Meeting #1 Presentation
For questions and more information, email the project manager.