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-The Mountain Parks Need Our
-A Practical Way to Begin the
Another beautiful day in
Denver—great for a picnic in the foothills. Lookout Mountain, perhaps, or
Genesee—maybe Daniels Park for those wonderful views. But then you find the
facilities worn and tattered; even the graffiti looks old...
Over 22 square miles of land, miles of scenic
drives, twenty-three named parks, beautiful and historic picnic shelters, lodges, museums
and a bison and an elk herd are today maintained by eight full-time employees on a mere
Constrained by tight city budgets, adequately
coping with deterioration and increased usage is virtually impossible. In order to restore
these jewels in the crown of Denver’s park system, increased funding is necessary.
Current estimates are that “$1.5 million is
needed for immediate repairs to prevent serious code violations or public danger, and
another $2.5 million is needed to restore the key structures.”
Unlike other organizations and/or Denver City
departments, the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation is solely devoted to this unique resource
of city owned mountain park properties. Independent, and with a singular area of
concentration, the Foundation is able to completely devote its resources to this import city
How you can help:
Donations, gifts and bequests to the Denver
Mountain Parks Foundation are specifically directed to the Mountain Parks through grants
applied toward a prioritized multi-year capital improvement plan, collaboratively developed
along with the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation.
Your generous contribution to the Foundation will
not only restore the parks’ original luster, but ensure their future as a significant
part of the recreational and educational future for Denver’s children.