Capital Projects

photo by Kurt Desautels/USTA Colorado

The Park People has a long history of both new and restoration capital projects throughout Denver's parks and recreation system. Past projects include the restoration of the Washington Boathouse, Cheesman Park Pavilion and the Eugene Field House. The Park People was also behind the initial restoration of the Electric Fountain in Ferril Park and spearheaded construction of the city's only interactive fountain located in the north east edge of City Park.

Most recently, The Park People, along with the Gates Family Foundation and the City and County of Denver, completed a $4.7 million reconstruction of the Gates Tennis Center in Cherry Creek. The Gates Tennis Center, which is a public center, is one of the premier facilities in the state and received the United States Tennis Associations "Large Public Facility of the Year" and Great Outdoors Colorado's "Starburst" awards in 2008.

The Park People is in the final stages of working to preserve the James Fleming Mansion, a grand stone house located in the northwest corner of Denver's Platt Park. The Fleming Mansion is the landmark of the Platt Park neighborhood and was, for a few brief years, the city hall for the City of South Denver before it was annexed by its neighbor to the north.

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