Creating Balance in Our Parks & Neighborhoods

Hello again! Many of you may have heard that the new Ofice of Special Events (OSE) is updating Denver’s procedures in regards to special events like races, walks, festivals and farmers markets that take place on city property. Like many other cities, Denver is experiencing a surge in special events. It’s been an exciting year. We’ve spent the past 10 months bringing Denver’s procedures up to industry standards by creating better internal and external communication mechanisms about special events; improving our processes; and providing better guidance to special event organizers so that we can ensure safe, compliant and successful events. READ MORE

Proposed City Park Esplanade Setback Modification Denver Rec Center

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On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy. On Thursday, November 12, 2015 the Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) will hold a public hearing and invite general comments on a proposed amendment to Parkway Building Line Restriction Policy. READ MORE

Helping Communities and the Homeless

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The homeless do have the right to “loiter” in public spaces (sidewalks) and ask for assistance from residents. At the same time they cannot create unsafe conditions (block public passageways); interfere with business entrances and customers (aggressively panhandle); or engage in illegal behavior that negatively impacts the quality of life in the area (drinking in public, public urination, etc). The following are helpful tips given by District 6 Commander Tony Lopez, City Attorney Chris Gaddis, and Denver’s Road Home Executive Director Bennie Milliner. READ MORE