At the time Jane Jacobs was born in 1916, the Congress Park neighborhood was known as Capitol Heights. Already incorporated into Denver, our middle class suburb was firmly established yet still growing. Through photowalking, story sharing and a self-guided scavenger hunt, neighbors of all ages will develop a picture of how and why for the past 100 years Congress Park has been great place to live. Bring your passion for exploring and if you wish, a camera, sketchpad, neighborhood stories and trivia. On this walk expect to meet neighbors and learn about the heritage of our neighborhood in an informal setting.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 3pm: meet in front of Under the Umbrella
5pm: wrap up at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli
Through photowalking, story sharing and a self-guided scavenger hunt, neighbors of all ages will develop a picture of how and why for the past 100 years Congress Park has been great place to live. READ MORE
Thank you! Over 200 people attended the 2016 event and experienced neighbor-to-neighbor greening!
We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, exhibitors, Green Team members and all that supported and attended the event!
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In partnership with Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Councilwoman Robin Kniech,
and Councilman Albus Brooks, join the City and County of Denver for a
presentation and discussion on Denver’s affordable housing policy and
funding proposals, resources, and services. READ MORE
Walk2Connect is an innovative social enterprise working to create whole-health walking programs focused on connection to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves. With thousands of individuals and a growing variety of organizational/governmental partners, their cooperative model works hard to help people and communities become healthier and more connected while also advancing awareness and education around making the walking experience safer and more accessible for all. READ MORE
The Capitol Heights Faith Communities and the Green Team of Congress Park Neighbors, Inc are partnering to host a free Earth Day event for all ages. The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Capitol Heights Faith Communities on 1100 Fillmore Street. Indoor and outdoor activities will be held from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. A community music experience led by NOENEMIES will begin at 5:30 pm indoors. READ MORE
Short Term Rental
Denver’s proposed regulation of short term rentals is a hot topic with wide community interest. In order to give constituents a way to voice their opinions, I sent an informal survey to over 3,800 District 10 residents. 805 residents responded, and the results are as follows:
Are you currently impacted by the short-term rental of a residential property?
Do you agree that short-term rentals should be regulated in the City of Denver?
No: 17.85% READ MORE
As the attached presentation notes, the core “funded” program for the Rec Center remains on track, with the 8 lane lap pool, the leisure pool, a multipurpose room, a kid watch room, a gym, a fitness room, a group exercise room, and a smaller dog park on site.
Unfortunately, however, there a number of hoped-for features that do not have funding at this time. The City has made some efforts to obtain sponsorship funds from philanthropic and corporate sources, perhaps in exchange for some naming rights in connection with rooms. The City has not engaged an outside consultant to help with that process, to the dismay of some of the Stakeholders Committee. As the City’s efforts to date have been unsuccessful, some Committee members urged a more nuanced approach to fundraising to ensure success.
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