Our Mission:
"To actively protect the classical, pastoral character of Denver's City Park."

Scott Gilmore, Deputy Manager of Parks and Recreation, will address wildlife management issues in City Park, particularly the management of the goose population, tomorrow night at CPFAN's December 3 meeting from 6-8 pm at Messiah Community Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd.

Gilmore worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife before working for DPR. He is very knowledgeable. There will be an extensive Question and Answer session to follow his remarks.


CPFAN presents Wildlife Management with DPR's Scott Gilmore
Messiah Community Church
1750 Colorado Blvd.
Dec. 3, 6-8 pm
Free parking behind the church, 
off 18th Ave.


Since its founding in 2014, CPFAN has actively engaged in many successful efforts. CPFAN contributed to the success of the City Park Master Plan effort and, in particular, the emphasis on the Design Guidelines that provided for the establishment of the City Park Design Advisory Committee. The CPDAC, composed of architects, some city officials and citizens, will review all projects proposed for City Park and make recommendations before they are submitted to DPR. This is an important new tool for protecting the park.

Once the CPDAC was established, CPFAN studied the plans for the redesign of the Dustin Redd Playground (the first Master Plan project) and decided on addressing reasonable revisions that could and should be made. Our board members and membership attended almost all the Dustin Redd workshops. We invited teachers from our membership with expertise in playground design to engage with the workshop leaders and enjoyed productive discussions as a result. In a letter to the new CPDAC, we asked for the path though the meadow between the playground and Bible House to be designed as crusher fine instead of the concrete that showed up on the redesign plan. We further asked, as a result of our membership input, that the colors utilized in the playground materials be toned down from the vivid colors that the plan called for. Our board members all came to the 2nd CPDAC meeting to make our case in person to the committee and after discussion, the committee voted to implement these measures. Using more crusher fine, instead of concrete, throughout City Park is one of the themes CPFAN intends to pursue in the future. We also plan to follow the progress of CPDAC and offer any support we can for its continuation as an extra step that needs to be undertaken before proposed projects can go forward in City Park.

CPFAN was included in the public art project proposed for the wall to the east of Duck Lake. The mural of Zoo and park animals will be installed in 2020.

CPFAN board members and membership have had ongoing discussions about the need to restore the DeBoer Canyon and Lily Pond with Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Strategic Plans Director, Peggy Day and VP, Ed Scholz. We are gratified to see that the Master Plan is providing some impetus to seeing these restorations take place. We will be there to offer support. We are currently involved in developing a possible demonstration project at the Lily Pond in conjunction with the Monet exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. The project is intended to build momentum for restoring the Lilly Pond to an attractive area for public enjoyment.

CPFAN has provided a tour of City Park for Doors Open Denver for the past 5 years. CPFAN members take groups on an hour long walk and participants leave with a packet of historic photos and maps of the park provided by CPFAN. The tour has become so popular we’ve been asked to do both Saturday and Sunday events.

Over the years since CPFAN was founded, we have engaged an active audience of City Park advocates and supporters. We have done so through educational programs and invitations to workshops and other events that effect City Park. We have over 500 members who we reach through our website and Mail Chimp account

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