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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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What If All of Denver's Bikers and Walkers Banded Together? They Have, and They Want Safer Streets.

Denver's funding for walking and biking infrastructure is meager compared to the budgets of peer cities. The Denver Streets Partnership is looking to shift the paradigm, with a big target of $800 million.

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On The Go: Denver's Roving Restrooms Tackle a Basic Need

Denver has discovered that public toilets are a public necessity. Find out, number one, how the city is dealing with a messy situation in its alleys by experimenting with mobile restrooms – and, number two, about the men on the front lines who provide users with a clean facility.

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The Denver Art Museum’s Renovation Project Is Way Bigger Than You Think

The largest donation in DAM’s history launched the organization’s ambitious North Building Revitalization, a $150 million project that’s expected to transform not just Gio Ponti’s landmark structure, but the surrounding neighborhood, too.

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Changing Denver: Is the urban zoo crucial to conservation, or contemporary cruelty?

This month's podcast offers a powerful look at the origins of the modern zoo, and questions the present-day ethics of a popular form of family entertainment. Both sides of the animal-rights debate have powerful arguments ready.

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Ruby Hill's Big Chance: It Could Be Denver's Next Music Hub -- If Promising Pieces Come Together

Ruby Hill has some interesting ingredients to emerge as an unexpected hub for Denver music: Levitt Pavilion Denver opens in July, the city rezoned Colorado Public Radio's land atop the hill and a big music festival at adjacent Overland Golf Course is moving forward. Could the city leverage these developments into a greater whole?
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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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