The Park People
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
What We DoIntro



The Park People works with communities to plant trees and improve parks for a healthy, resilient future. We pursue this mission by raising funds for capital improvement projects and through our urban forestry programs.


Capital Projects

The Park People has raised millions of dollars in private funds to restore infrastructure like historical park buildings and fountains. We’ve helped to build new playgrounds and recreation facilities. Our projects can be found throughout the city.

Denver Digs Trees

The Park People's Denver Digs Trees program has provided Denver residents with more than 60,000 free and low-cost trees over the past 35+ years. Denver Digs Trees has become a highly-anticipated community tradition and an inspiring catalyst of community action. The trees planted through the program grow to provide a wealth of environmental, social, and economic benefits to our community.

Mile High Tree Champions

Through our Mile High Tree Champions program, we coordinate tree planting projects for Denver businesses and other groups. This is a special opportunity for participating groups to give back to the community and the environment while also building staff morale and comradery.

Community Forester Program

Do you have a passion for trees and for serving your community? Do you want to pick up new skills, learn how to improve your neighborhood, and meet other interesting people? Once we’ve trained you to be a Community Forester, you’ll be ready to help The Park People, Denver’s Forestry Office, and the city’s Be a Smart Ash campaign improve our environment and build healthier communities.

Park Legacy Program

The Park People can help you celebrate and commemorate a loved one by planting a beautiful, living tree in one of Denver’s parks. It’s a meaningful way to honor a legacy while giving back to your community. We also offer engraved brick pavers, placed in Washington Park.

The Blue Trees

Did you see trees painted bright blue downtown in the spring of 2018? Learn about The Blue Trees, a striking environmental art installation aimed at raising awareness about global deforestation and the importance of trees to people and our environment!

Be A Smart Ash

The Park People is partnering with the Office of the City Forester to raise awareness about and proactively plant trees in the face of the Emerald Ash Borer. We will lose 330,000 trees to this non-native, invasive beetle – that’s 1 in 6 trees in Denver! YOU can Be A Smart Ash, learn more about this destructive beetle, and help proactively plant our community forest!








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