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.


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Over 1,200 new trees were distributed on Arbor Day through Denver Digs Trees.  Still have room for a street tree?  Denver Parks and Recreation is accepting applications: Be A Smart Ash

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Tree Planting Guide & Tree Care Guide

Denver Digs Trees... FAQs

Exciting news about Save Our Sundial, our project at Cranmer Park!

Emerald Ash Borer threatens Denver's trees. Learn more: Be A Smart Ash

Curious about a tree in your neighborhood? Download Denver Forestry's new Tree Keeper database for inventory and information on all of Denver's public street trees.




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 2017 Denver Digs Trees Program Sponsors:




Upcoming Events



The Blue Trees come to the Denver Theater District

Jun 3


Community Forester Workshop #4 - Identification & Inventory 

 May 21


The Blue Trees Family Day



What's New

Over 1,200 trees recently distributed through Denver Digs Trees 

The Blue Trees are here!

Save Our Sundial: ALL FUNDS RAISED!

Missed the deadline?! Sign up to be to be notified when 2018 Denver Digs Trees applications are available

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