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On the Commons highlights creative placemaking in Denver

New Freedom Park in east Denver is a prototype for creative placemakers, says On the Commons.


Denver's New Freedom Park--Refugees from Afghanistan, Myanmar, Somalia, Burundi and Nepal living on the East Side of Denver were seeking a place where they could grow food, celebrate their culture and where their kids could safely play. The Trust for Public Land teamed up with the Colorado Health Foundation and Denver Park & Recreation to transform a 2-acre vacant lot strewn with broken glass into New Freedom Park, which now features 50 family garden plots, a playground, a soccer field and a community gathering spot in the shade of cottonwood trees.

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