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Parks and Public Spaces

A view of Washington Park

The Cheeseman Pavillion


Outdoor living is very much a part of the Denver lifestyle as evidenced by the more than 200 parks within the city area. Whether you’re taking a lunch break in Confluence Park, watching one of the summer movies in the park, or jogging along the 66-mile High Line Canal Trail, living in Denver means taking full advance of outdoor opportunities. Denver residents are serious about preserving public space. In fact, the state constitution was changed to allocate a portion of state lottery funds to protect outdoors spaces. So far, the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Amendment has resulted in an investment in more than 3,400 open space projects.  

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Cloverleaf

Getting Over the Cloverleaf: Federal and Colfax Interchange a Barrier for West Side

A concrete structure out of the 1950s has long bisected the neighborhoods of Sun Valley and West Colfax, but that could change if the powers that be listen to neighborhood voices.

Argent

Public Art Giant Lawrence Argent Looks Ahead (and Back)

The Denver-based sculptor and educator discusses his local works and those installed in increasingly international locales, while ruminating on the point of public art and projects on the drawing board.

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Beyond Blucifer and the Blue Bear: Advancing Public Art in Denver

Denver's "One Percent for Art" law has helped foster a collection of public art that's the envy of other cities. Where has the policy exceeded expectations -- and where has it fallen short?

Cap Hill

A Capitol Hill State of Mind

The most densely populated area in Colorado, Capitol Hill has been dubbed "Denver's Greenwich Village" for its eclectic mix of people and businesses. What's afoot, these days, up on The Hill?

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Broncoland: Rethinking Denver's Stadium District

It's an entertaining thought for the Denver Broncos -- rip out the parking lots, and put up a paradise.
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New & Next: Five Things Denverites Should Be Talking About

All In Denver co-founder Jami Duffy lays out the five conversations the city's residents should be starting, right now,  about our city's future.
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