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


Second Round of Pedestrian and Trails Public Meetings

As a part of Denveright and Denver Moves: Pedestrians and Trailsthe City and County of Denver invites you to attend this second round of public meetings to examine costs, funding options and policies needed to achieve the community’s vision for a walkable Denver and a world-class trail system.

Come to a meeting near you!

Meetings will be from 5:30-7:00pm and will present the same material and opportunities for input:


Join Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR), Council District 9 and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC), for a public meeting to review the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) and plans for transitioning the management of the Globeville Recreation Center to the community. Spanish interpretation and snacks will be provided!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: Globeville Recreation Center

4496 Grant St. Denver 80216

Sign language interpretation (CART) provided upon request with three business days’ notice: email

For other public accommodation requests, please

For other questions please email Laura Morales

El Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Denver (DPR), el Distrito de la Ciudad #9 y el Grupo Colaborativo Fundamental del Norte de Denver (NDCC)les invita a una reunión pública para revisar el boceto de la Solicitud de Ofertas (RFP) y los planes para el futuro del centro de recreación (y su transición a la comunidad). Interpretación en Español y refrescos gratis serán proporcionadas!

CUÁNDO: Miércoles, el 4 de octubre de 2017 6:00pm -- 7:30pm

DÓNDE: Centro de Recreación de Globeville

4496 Grant St. Denver 80216

Un interprete de lengua de signos (CART) será proporcionada (con tres días anticipados) por mandar un email a

Para otros servicios públicos, contactar

Para otras preguntas, contactar


Please join Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC) on Saturday, October 7 for fun activities in the park! The Heron Pond/Heller/Northside Park Master Plan is currently re-envisioning 80 acres of the river front open-space in Globeville. Come chat with the DPR and NDCC staff involved in this project, and bring the family for FREE food, face-painting, pumpkin painting, giveaways, and site walks of the area.

WHERE: Northside Park in Globeville (51st Ave, two blocks east of Washington St.) or 53rd Ave, one block west of Franklin St). *In case of bad weather, the event will be held at the Colorado Army National Guard Armory, 5275 Franklin St

WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Facebook Event Here.

Spanish language translation will be provided. For sign language interpretation or CART, please contact For other public accommodation requests emailDisabilityAccess@denvergov.orgVisit to learn more about this project and sign up for email notifications.

Participe en el evento del Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Denver (DPR) y NDCC, el sábado 7 de octubre 2017, para actividades en el parque! El Plan Maestro de Heron Pond/Heller/Northside Park es re-imaginando 80 acres de espacio abierto frente al rio en Globeville. Venga a hablar con el equipo de DPR y NDCC y participe en juegos para la familia, comida GRATIS, pintado de caras, pintado de calabazas, regalos, y paseos por el lugar.

DONDE: Avenida 51-dos cuadras al este de la calle Washington o la Avenida 53-una cuadra al oeste de la calle Franklin. *En caso de que el tiempo no lo permita, el evento se realizará en la Colorado Army National Guard Armory (Guardia Nacional Armada del Ejército de Colorado), 5275 Franklin St.

CUANDO: el sábado 7 de octubre 2017 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Facebook Event Here.

Habrá comida y servicios de traducción en español. Un intérprete de lenguaje de señas o CART será provisto si

se solicita. Favor de solicitarlo 3 días de trabajo antes del evento. Comuníquese con Para cualquier otra solicitud o inquietud relacionada con

las instalaciones comuníquese con DisabilityAccess@denvergov.orgSi no puede asistir a este evento, regístrese en más información y para recibir notificaciones en su correo electrónico.

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.


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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