Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) is in the process of implementing a “technical update” to its current Dog Park Master Plan, which was completed in 2010.
Currently, there are more than 50,000 dogs registered in the City and County of Denver and 12 designated off-leash dog parks. Much like Denver’s human population growth, it’s expected that the number of dogs will continue to increase. To help alleviate the various issues that arise from an increasing dog population in a growing city, many municipalities are looking towards dog parks.
What’s a “technical update”?
The term “technical update” is used to describe the re-examination of an existing plan. After almost 10 years of use and changing city demographics, Denver’s 2010 Dog Park Master Plan is now outdated.
Visit the project page to find more information and resources, including Frequently Asked Questions.
Online survey open until September 30, 2018!
This survey is intended to identify the public’s needs and priorities for current and future dog parks in Denver. The input gathered will inform details of the technical update.Whether you’re a dog owner or not, we need your input—thank you for your time and feedback; and for sharing this survey with your neighbors! Take the dog park survey now!
El Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Denver (DPR) está en proceso de implementar una "actualización técnica" de su actual Plan Maestro de Parques para los Perros, que se completó en 2010. Actualmente, hay más de 50,000 perros registrados en la Ciudad y el Condado de Denver y 12 parques para perros sin correa asignados. Al igual que el crecimiento de la población humana de Denver, se espera que la cantidad de perros continúe aumentando. Para ayudar a aliviar los diversos problemas que surgen de una creciente población de perros en una ciudad en crecimiento, muchos municipios están buscando parques para los perros.
¿Qué es una actualización técnica?
El término "actualización técnica" se usa para describir el reexamen de un plan existente. Después de casi 10 años de uso y de cambiar los datos demográficos de la ciudad, el Plan Maestro de Parques para los Perros 2010 de Denver ahora está desactualizado.
Visite la página del proyecto para encontrar más información y recursos, incluidas las Preguntas Más Frecuentes.
La encuesta está abierta hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2018:
Esta encuesta tiene como objetivo identificar las necesidades y prioridades del público para los parques para perros actuales y futuros en Denver. La información recopilada informará los detalles de la actualización técnica. No importa si eres dueño de un perro o no, necesitamos su aporte - gracias por su tiempo y comentarios; ¡y por compartir esta encuesta con tus vecinos!
¡Haz la encuesta sobre el parque para perros ahora!
Starting this weekend, Denver Public Works will be removing an old, unused bridge over Alameda Avenue just west of Cherokee Street. The work will require four weekend closures of Alameda Avenue between South Santa Fe Drive and Cherokee Street. Fully closing the roadway will allow crews to complete the work more quickly.
Full closures on Alameda are scheduled for the following weekends:
Each weekend, the road will reopen to traffic on Monday morning. Drivers should plan on taking alternative routes during these weekend closures. Access will be maintained for people walking and riding bikes, except for the weekend of August 9.
The public’s patience and cooperation during construction are greatly appreciated. All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
Two Upcoming Public Hearings on Aug. 8 - Athletic Fields Permitting Policy and Proposed Naming of Unnamed Asbury & Tejon Park to "La Lomita Park"
CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
NOTICE OF PROPOSED NAMING OF PARK AT ASBURY & TEJON
Notice is hereby given that the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation is considering the naming of the Unnamed Asbury & Tejon Park between W Jewell Ave and W Evans Ave and S. Tejon St and S. Vallejo St as “La Lomita” in response to a community wide effort led by Councilman Clark, District 7. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this petition on August 8, 2018 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 petition is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation.
CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
NOTICE OF UPDATED PARKS AND RECREATION ATHLETIC FIELDS PERMITTING POLICY
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Parks and Recreation has proposed revisions to the Parks and Recreation Athletic Fields Permitting Policy. The intent of the proposed revisions is to update the current system for how permitting in DPR is fulfilled, how requests are prioritized, state the regulations and allowable use for permittees, permittable hours and dates, and consequences for policy violations. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hear public comments on this revised policy on August 8, 2018 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 Athletic Fields Permitting Policy, as modified, is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and accessible through the Denver Parks and Recreation website.
We're seeking your nominations for the 2018 Mayor’s Design Awards!
Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, and artists for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design.
Many different types of projects are eligible. Previous award winners range from restaurants and galleries to private single-family homes to plazas and other shared public spaces. What each of the projects have in common is the imaginative and innovative way they enhance public spaces and create a sense of community.
Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in late fall. To nominate a project, learn more about the Mayor’s Design Awards and see past winners, visit DenverGov.org/MDA .
Mi Casa Resource Center’s Financial Services Technical Training is a 3-week program that trains for customer-facing roles in banks and credit unions.
Upcoming training: Application deadline: July 25th
Dates of training: Wednesday, August 1 – Wednesday, August 22nd
9:15 am- 2:45 pm Monday- Friday
Emily Thomas | Career Recruiter | Direct 303.539.5611
Rev-up Your Resume is a monthly workshop to learn basic tips to tailor your resume and successfully apply for jobs in the digital world.
Date: Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m
*Limited space, RSVP required.*
Emily Thomas | Career Recruiter | Direct 303.539.5611
SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC:
There will be four full weekend closures of Alameda Avenue between South Santa Fe Drive and Cherokee Street for crews to remove an old, unused bridge over Alameda Avenue just west of Cherokee Street. Fully closing the roadway to vehicle traffic will allow crews to complete the work more quickly. Drivers should plan on taking alternate routes during these weekend closures. Access will be maintained for people on foot and bikes - except for the weekend of August 2.
WHEN ARE THE CREWS WORKING?
There will be full closures of Alameda on the following weekends:
The public may contact 303-991-4591 with any questions regarding project scheduling.
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently signed the Energy Future Partnership with Xcel Energy that will help Denver meet climate and energy goals through clean and renewable technology, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and grid resilience.
Through July 18, Xcel Energy and DDPHE are encouraging residents to sign up for the Renewable Connect program to help Denver achieve its renewable energy goals. The program aims to deliver clean, affordable solar energy to Denver residents with no equipment necessary.
Renewable Connect Benefits
Denver Human Services’ eighth-annual Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive is going on now! Throughout the month of July, staff at the DHS GIVE Center work with community members and donors to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for children whose families are clients of Denver Human Services, including children in foster care, experiencing homelessness, or whose families otherwise can't afford to help them. To make this year’s drive a success, they your help!
Here’s how you can help:
Discover Denver, a project to identify historic and architecturally significant structures citywide, begins work along South Broadway this month. The survey is gathering information about all Denver buildings using public records, neighborhood canvassing, academic research, and tips from the public. Findings from the survey will later be accessible online so that everyone can learn about Denver’s past — building by building.
Historic Denver, Inc. and the City and County of Denver lead this project, funded mainly by a Colorado State Historical Fund grant.
As a part of its efforts this summer, the project will hold a Discovery Day event on August 25th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Emerson School, at 1420 Ogden St. Residents are invited to bring historical information, old photographs, and memories to share with Discover Denver. Volunteers will be on hand to scan documents and photos, and to capture stories.
Denver joins other major cities, including Los Angeles and Phoenix, that are conducting building surveys. Project benefits include:
Over the next few months, residents and business owners will experience minimal – if any – impact from volunteer surveyors working along South Broadway between 1st Avenue and Alameda. Survey volunteers observe a property from the public street or sidewalk, taking notes on its physical integrity (whether or not the building retains its historic features). Volunteers will have project-specific identification and should identify themselves to you if asked. No one associated with Discover Denver will enter or access your property without your permission.
Community input is key to the success of the project! Tell us your stories and learn more about the project at www.DiscoverDenver.CO.
The public is invited to learn about and provide feedback on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommendations for the South Platte River, Weir Gulch, and Harvard Gulch.
All meetings begin at 5:30 pm. There will be a presentation at 6:00 pm followed by an open house until 7:30 pm.
July 31, Weir Gulch Study – Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker Street.
August 1, South Platte River Study – REI, 1416 Platte Street (3rd Floor).
August 2, Harvard Gulch Study – Porter Hospital, 2525 S. Downing Street (Grand Mesa Conference Room).
In 2015, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City and County of Denver began a feasibility study of three urban waterways in Denver. Previous rounds of public meetings were held in both 2015 and 2016. General study background and information on the previous public meetings is available for review at www.denvergov.org/denverwaterways.
The ecological health of the South Platte River has been adversely affected by encroaching urbanization and past flood control projects. The primary goal of the South Platte River recommendations is to develop a cost-effective, multi-pronged approach to river restoration that will restore ecosystem habitat, with secondary goals to improve water quality and reduce flood risk, where feasible.
Weir Gulch and Harvard Gulch have been primarily impacted by encroaching urbanization. For Weir Gulch, the primary goal is flood risk reduction, with a secondary goal of ecosystem restoration, where feasible. For Harvard Gulch, the primary goal is flood risk reduction through implementing nonstructural flood risk management measures to individual homes and businesses within the floodplain. On all three waterways, a complementary goal is to improve community access to recreational and environmental education opportunities.
The draft feasibility report and environmental impact statement and study recommendations will be released on July 2nd and will be available at:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with the City and County of Denver, the Greenway Foundation, the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, and the Colorado Water Conservation Board to complete the study.
The Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study is scheduled for completion in 2019. The study marks the beginning of a long-term partnership to secure funding, plan, design, and build the selected alternatives.
The USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, more than 50 locations throughout Denver will be offering meals to children 18 and younger. Find the site nearest to you here.
Progress to date and work hours:
Work crews continue to excavate Sanderson Gulch between Sanderson Gulch Park and S. Platte River Drive in order to prepare the site to receive large underground concrete culverts and make room for an improved drainage way on the surface. Heavy equipment remains on site for excavation, drilling, and soil removal. Crews will not be working from July 4 through 8, 2018.
Project managers want to emphasize that this is an active construction site. In order to keep everyone safe, trails and sidewalks within the construction zone are not accessible to pedestrians.
Traffic and Trail Alerts
S. Platte River Drive and W. Florida Avenue Traffic Alerts:
One lane of S. Platte River Drive going southbound will be reopened on July 2, 2018, and remain open for the remainder of the summer. Northbound traffic on S. Platte River Drive will be detoured onto W. Florida Avenue to S. Tejon Street or Santa Fe Boulevard.
S. Jason Street is open for business, but remains closed to through traffic. S. Huron and S. Inca Streets are also open for business, but only southbound traffic will have access to S. Platte River Drive.
The timing of traffic lights at S. Platte River Drive and W. Florida Ave has been adjusted to more efficiently move traffic through the construction zone.
W. Arkansas Avenue and S. Lipan Street Traffic and Trail Alerts:
The intersection of S. Lipan Street and W. Arkansas Avenue will be closed beginning on July 9, 2018 to accommodate increased excavation in Sanderson Gulch Park. S. Lipan Street remains open for business.
Traffic detours around this intersection are on S. Tejon Street and Santa Fe Boulevard from W. Florida or Mississippi Avenues. W. Arkansas Avenue, on the south side of Sanderson Gulch Park, will remain closed between S. Mariposa Street and S. Lipan Street.
Sanderson Gulch Park trails adjacent to the construction site are closed. For your safety, please observe the ‘Trail Closed’ signs.
Remember that Fireworks are illegal in Denver (even sparklers!) but there are lots of ways to have fun this 4th of July. Check out Wash Park the Independence Day Celebration at Wash Park Boathouse!
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 11am - 1pm
Bring your picnic lunch • Kids Bike Parade begins at 11:45
• FREE Decorations • FREE Face Painting • FREE Ice Cream!
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