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City Park Master Plan Update

Final Plan


Design Guidelines

Since 2001, more than $60 million has been invested in City Park, implementing many of the 2001 Master Plan recommendations, including:

  • Restoring sculptures and fountains
  • Improving conditions at Ferril Lake and Duck Lake
  • Working with institutions in the park to create parking solutions

The following map illustrates investments made in the last 15 years and highlights 2001 Master Plan recommendations that have been implemented. 

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Why update the City Park Master Plan in 2018?
The 2001 City Park Master Plan, Revitalizing the Legacy of City Park, provided guidance on park projects for more than 15 years. Over that time, the neighborhood changed and additional park studies were conducted, prompting the 2017 outreach process to update the park's master plan. Goals of that process were to:

  • Be an inclusive and transparent planning process guided by community and partner input
  • Identify and meet the needs of a growing and diverse population
  • Create positive connections between City Park, its institutions, and neighborhoods
  • Build on the legacy as a city-wide park while celebrating its history
  • Create a sense of stewardship for all users

The 2018 Master Plan update was funded by Denver Parks and Recreation and a Historical Fund Grant from History Colorado, with contributions from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; the Denver ZooHistoric DenverCity Park AllianceCity Park Friends & Neighbors; and dozens of individual donors.