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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!!  We're excited to partner with the Denver Forestry Office to bring you FREE TREES through the Be A Smart Ash campaign. Learn more about this damaging 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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Great news...  $50K matching fund challenge met!  Thanks to our generous donors and the Stapleton Family through the Harmes C. Fishback Trust, we're now $100K closer to saving one of Colorado‚Äôs Endangered Places: Cranmer Park Sundial & Plaza! There's still aways to go, so donate TODAY!

Want to be kept "in the loop?" Click here to be notified when Denver Digs Trees applications are available.

Community Foresters will be providing clearance and safety tree pruning service in various Denver neighborhoods.  Residents may decline this complimentary service: Opt-Out of Free Pruning.

Take good care of your tree! Check out this helpful information: Tree Planting Instructions & Tree Care Guide

Did you know? 1 in 6 trees in Denver is an ash tree...If we do nothing, it's just a matter of time before Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) destroys them all! Be A Smart Ash and learn what you can do to protect our urban canopy!

A great opportunity for your business... Become a steward of the Denver urban forest: Check out the benefits of being a Mile High Tree Champion

 

 

 

Birds Eye View - Civic Center Park

Above: Birds Eye View - Civic Center Park

Spring Flowers

Above: Spring Flowers

Cheesman Park Pavillion

Above: Cheesman Park Pavillion

Spring Trees Arrive!

Above: Spring Trees Arrive!

Fleming Mansion

Above: Fleming Mansion

West Wash Park Garden

Above: West Wash Park Garden

Play in the Gates Interactive Fountain in City Park

Above: Play in the Gates Interactive Fountain in City Park

Wynken, Blyken, and Nod

Above: Wynken, Blyken, and Nod

Sponsor Highlight  

Thanks to our Independence Day Family Fun Festival Sponsors:
 

    

   
and our supporting partners! 

Upcoming Events

Aug 25th

 

'Be A Smart Ash' After WorkEmerald Ash Borer Neighborhood Group Canvass - Skyland

Aug 27th

 

 

Community Forester Pruning Project - University Park

August 27th

 

'Be A Smart Ash' Morning Emerald Ash Borer Neighborhood Group Canvass - Villa Park

 
 
 

 

What's New

Yippie! The $50,000 matching challenge for the Save Our Sundial campaign has been met. So, we're now another $100,000 closer to protecting this community resource!

Learn more 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.

Over 1,400 new trees distributed to the community this spring through Denver Digs Trees!

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