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River North Park

Date: Thursday December 3, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Industry; 3001 Brighton Blvd.

Denver Parks & Recreation and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative will discuss the preferred design concept of River North Park. Learn more about this project at

Notice of Rules & Regulations Adoption

Proposed updates presented at the Department of Parks & Recreation’s May 14, 2015 Public Hearing have been duly adopted effective May 27, 2015, in accordance with the rule-making requirements of Section 39-2 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code and are in accordance with the authority of the Executive Director of the Denver Department of Parks & Recreation under Section 2.4.4 of the Denver City Charter. View full rules and regulations document.

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

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)

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:

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., 4
th floor, room 4.F.6.

Developed in 2013, the RAP 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.

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The Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is a 19 member advisory board, with 13 members appointed by City Councilmembers, five by the Mayor, and one from Denver Public Schools.

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