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It's time to plan for Denver's future! Visit denvergov.org/denveright to learn more about plans for land use & transportation; parks & recreation; pedestrian walkways & trails; and transit.

Get involved and share your voice! View the full Denveright calendar.

A sign language interpreter or CART will be provided upon request, three business days in advance. Contact signlanguageservices@denvergov.org to make your request. For any other public accomodation requests or concerns, email disabilityaccess@denvergov.org

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NOTICE OF REVISED PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT COMMUNICATION AND NOTIFICATION POLICY (PECAN)

Wednesday, July 12 @ 5:30PM

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City & County of Denver has proposed revisions to the Public Engagement Communication and Notification Policy (PECAN), as of May 26, 2017. The revisions adjust the time period stated for notice of public hearings, to align with the requirement cited in the City Charter. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this revised policy on July 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A copy of the PECAN Policy, as modified, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and available for download via this link.

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NOTICE OF REVISED NAMING OF PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES POLICY

Wednesday, July 12 @ 5:30PM

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City & County of Denver has proposed revisions to the Naming of Parks and Recreational Facilities Policy as of May 26, 2016. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this revised policy on July 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the regular meeting of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, held at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, located at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 4.F.6. A copy of the Naming of Parks and Recreational Facilities Policy, as modified, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and available for download via this link.

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Stream Management Strategies

Join the Urban Drainage Flood Control District (UDFCD) and the City & County of Denver to discuss citywide stream management strategies. Stop by one of the following meetings to learn more about how streams are managed throughout Denver.

Pick a time and location that works for you!

    1. JULY 6 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

    Northeast: Central Park Recreation Center

    9651 MLK Jr. Blvd, Denver, CO 80238

    2. JULY 11 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Southwest: Harvey Park Recreation Center

    2120 S. Tennyson Way, Denver, CO 80219

    3. JULY 20, 2017 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

    Southeast: Thomas Jefferson High School

    3950 S. Holly St., Denver CO 80237

    4. AUGUST 2, 2017 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

    Northwest: Barnum Recreation Center

    360 Hooker St., Denver, CO 80219

Official flyer is available for viewing and download via this link.

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Bear Valley Park Restoration

Date: Saturday, August 12
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Bear Valley Park; Dartmouth & Harlan | 6400 W. Dartmouth Ave.

Please join us at Bear Valley Park, at the intersection of Dartmouth and Harlan, to learn about the water quality vegetation enhancement project at Bear Valley Park. It will be a fun day in the park to look at the proposed restoration site and learn more about the importance of water quality projects. The meeting will be “open house style” and Denver Parks and Recreation will be providing refreshments to those who participate in the activities of the day.

For more information, contact Cinceré Eades, Natural Resource Planner | 720.913.0655 | Cincere.eades@denvergov.org

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

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.

 

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:

8A.0 
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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