The Park People works to preserve, enhance, and advocate for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest. We pursue this mission by raising private funds for capital projects of various sizes, parks enhancements, and through our programs: Denver Digs Trees, Mile High Tree Champions, Community Forester and the Park Legacy programs.

NEW in 2016!!  We're partnering with the Denver Forestry Office to bring you FREE TREES through the Be A Smart Ash campaign. Learn more about this destructive insect and APPLY TODAY. Trees are available for anyone with enough space; you do NOT need to have an ash tree to apply...  


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Please remember The Park People on Colorado Gives Day. Schedule your gift now to leverage the power of the $1 million incentive fund!

Join us in THE FINAL HOURS of the Save Our Sundial campaign. Deadline: Dec. 31. YOU can help save the Cranmer Park Sundial!

Denver Digs Trees applications coming soon!  Sign up to be notified about FREE & LOW-COST TREES

Take care of your tree! Check out our Tree Planting GuideTree Care Guide

The Emerald Ash Borer will destroy 1 in 6 trees. Be A Smart Ash: learn what you can do to protect our urban canopy!




Winter in Washington Park

Above: Winter in Washington Park

The Colors of Fall

Above: The Colors of Fall

Winter at Bluff Lake

Above: Winter at Bluff Lake - Photo by May Chou

Winter in the Park

Above: Winter in the Park

First Snow - City Park

Above: First Snow - City Park

Winter berries

Above: Winter berries - Photo by Rachael Crowl

Winter Walk - Smith Lake

Above: Winter Walk - Smith Lake

Snow Play - Wash Park

Above: Snow Play - Wash Park

Sponsor Highlight  

Thanks to our Independence Day Family Fun Festival Sponsors:


and our supporting partners! 

Upcoming Events

Dec 6


Colorado Gives Day - Show your Support

Dec 7



The Park People Annual Holiday Party

Early Jan


Denver Digs Trees applications go live




What's New

Read the Fall 2016 Park Bench Newsletter!

Learn about Emerald Ash Borer and Apply for FREE TREES through the Be A Smart Ash campaign.

Want to honor a loved one?  Check out the Park Legacy Program.

Denver Digs Trees applications coming soon...

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