In what is hopefully the first of many collaborations between Northeast Park Hill Coalition and Greater Park Hill Community Inc. a grill-out was held at the Dahlia Campus off of Dahlia and 33rd Ave., part of Mental Health Center of Denver's network of sites.
It was a great time with food, games, and community coming together to tour the facility (home to several local urban farms and neighborhood amenities) as well as get to know one another. I had a great time connecting with constituents and learning more about their Denver experience and hopes for the community.
“How many of our areas are drive-in, drive-out communities? Can we bring amenities, resource, retail into the community?” he said. Part of the answer is to build denser buildings along larger roads and transit corridors.
“I would like to see potentially road widening, a better sidewalk network, more transit that runs through neighborhoods, ” he said."
Great turnout for the Far Northeast Planning Initiative at Montbello Campus! It was a warm evening inside the building but people were active in reviewing, voting and approving, and contributing ideas.
One that has me most excited is the possibility of expanding green space throughout the Montbello neighborhood by turning additional traffic lanes into parks, bike lanes, and tree lawns.
For more information, including reviewing planning so far and to provide input please visit the city site by clicking here.
The sun was out and people were ready for the 9th annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! I had a great time getting to meet so many residents, neighbors, and friends while we passed out candy, beads, and blew bubbles with the kids and talked about what our campaign visions for Denver.
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the parade and to those who talked with the campaign.
For a neighborhood organization named City Park Friends and Neighbors, you can imagine the hurt that is felt when reminded that City Park is now a gated community, home to bulldozers. The I-70 expansion has had impacts throughout Denver and if you are a fan of parks, you know most notably the effects it is having on golf courses across the city. City Park is already offline for construction and Park Hill Golf Course will go offline in early 2019.
While meeting with this group of still optimistic and cheery group of neighborly advocates we had the opportunity to discuss the golf courses as well as the improvements to Denver Museum of Nature and Science which has beautified most of the exterior sides of the building with plants, trees, shrubs, and sculptures.
One may not realize the power that our parks and museums have on communities until they are gone. These amenities bring neighbors together and draw people from around the city and beyond. They are investments into what it means to be a community and a world-class city and I intend to ensure that the city adopts the importance of parks, art, nature, and science as foundations for a well balanced and healthy lifestyle.