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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 park enhancements and capital projects, like the reconstruction of the Cranmer Park Sundial & Plaza, and through our programs: Denver Digs Trees, Mile High Tree Champions, Community Forester and the Park Legacy program.

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Apply for Free & Low-Cost Trees TODAY!

Si desea completar una solicitud en español, descargue el PDF AQUÍ (o) llame al 303.722.6262 para pedir una solicitud por correo

Sign up to be notified when Community Forester registration opens

Volunteer for Denver Digs Trees canvassing

Denver Digs Trees FAQ's

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

Tree Care Guide

Businesses who want to 'give back' can become Mile High Tree Champions

What's New

Denver Digs Trees Application is live!

Volunteer to canvass for the Denver urban forest

Spread the word about Denver Digs Trees, help distribute posters

We met the $20,000 matching gift challenge from our founder, Sue Cannon!

We received the 2019 Good Neighbor Award for Neighborhood Character by Capital Hill United Neighborhoods!

Check out the latest Park Bench Newsletter

Cranmer Park Sundial & Plaza - Saved!

Celebrate the birth of a child, the memory of a loved one, or a special event with a Tribute Tree or Paver

Upcoming Events

New Site Inspector Training

Help increase tree canopy in Denver!

The Denver Digs Trees program offers free & low-cost trees to Denver residents.  Volunteer Site Inspectors visit properties around the city to measure and mark proper planting locations for the new street trees.  This a fun and extremely important part of the program.  Site Inspectors fill a crucial role in helping to maximize the health and survival of the trees as they grow for years to come.  The schedule is flexible and you can do as many or as few inspections as you choose.

Training is required and will be provided on Saturday, February 2nd, from 9am-1pm at Barnum Recreation Center. 

Join us to learn about the Denver Digs Trees process and how to inspect properties for proper street tree planting locations. There will be classroom and field components with plenty of materials and expertise to guide you!  Free hot coffee and a light snack also provided.

Once you complete the training, you are qualified to perform inspections independently. You can pick a neighborhood of your choosing and complete the inspections on your own time. This is a great, flexible opportunity to learn a new skill, communicate with the public, get to know new areas of the city, and have an impact on Denver’s urban forest! 

Sign up for training here: 

Thanks for your valuable support of the Denver urban forest!


Making Our Work Possible

Individual donors are the single most important contributors to The Park People. They are at the root of each tree we plant and every project we undertake. The more you can give, the more The Park People can do. Plus, your contributions are tax deductible. 

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