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Aug 31, 2018

Denver Dog Park Master Plan: 2018 Technical Update

Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is in the process of implementing a technical update to its current Dog Park Master Plan, which was completed in 2010.

Aug 31, 2018

Denver DA Citizens Academy

The Denver District Attorney’s Office is launching the revival of its Citizens Academy program to provide ongoing practical information to the citizens of Denver regarding the criminal justice system.

Aug 31, 2018

Things You Might Not Know About Denver Solid Waste Management

In Denver, trash, recycling, and compost collection are provided to single family homes by Denver Public Works’ Solid Waste Management Division. Most Denver residents are aware of the cart-based services available to them, but they are often not aware of some of the other great services and resources provided included hazardous waste collection, Keep Denver Beautiful program, electronics and appliance recycling, and others.

Aug 02, 2018

Marijuana Survey

Marijuana use in Colorado remained stable for young people and increased slightly for adults, according to two recent surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Aug 02, 2018

Denver Releases Action Plan to Reduce Wasted Food and Feed More Residents

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently released its Food Action Plan, a set of strategic projects to increase food equity in the city. The plan serves as an action-oriented companion piece to the Denver Food Vision, an aspirational view of advancing our food system in Denver.

Aug 02, 2018

Tossing Your Old Textiles is So Last Year – Recycle Them Instead!

According to national estimates, Americans generate nearly 16 million tons of textile waste each year (think clothes, sheets, towels, etc.), yet only 15% of that waste gets recycled.

Aug 02, 2018

Arts & Venues Releases Denver Music Advancement Fund

A combined $80,000 in grants is being made available as part of a long-term plan to build and maintain Denver’s music scene. The funds, called the Denver Music Advancement Fund, are being released as part of a new City-sponsored Denver Music Strategy.

Aug 02, 2018

Nominations Open for Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts and Culture

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting nominations for the Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, and proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants now through Aug. 10.

Jun 28, 2018

Give Yourself a Break This Summer by Grasscycling

Save yourself time and energy this growing season by grasscycling, which is the process of leaving your grass clippings on your lawn after mowing. Grasscycling makes mowing quicker and easier, and is the natural way to return nutrients to your lawn. More than a quarter of Denver’s household trash is composed of yard debris, and grass clippings account for a large portion of this material from April to September. By grasscycling, you can help stop this material from ending up in landfills and have a real impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If you’re not already a grasscycling pro, give it a try this summer!

Jun 28, 2018

Proposed Alcohol Policy Revisions

Thank you to all for sharing and participating in the Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) survey this past April. The feedback heard from more than 4,000 respondents is being taken into consideration as the draft policy is created. The survey findings can be found online. For most of the questions asked in the survey, more than 50% of respondents agree with the proposed changes. DPR is taking all outreach results into consideration as a draft policy is being created.