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.