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Did Anybody Notice “the little gulch that could connect so many parks”?

“Water and Greenway People,             Some of us who live in the neighborhood surrounding the former Tamarac Square shopping center … are trying to improve the landscape plan behind the new Target at Tamarac. The new store is planned to have its rear to our Goldsmith Gulch.  … As the water flows north, it connects […]


The Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., will host a Bones ‘N’ Beats Community BYO-BBQ event on Sunday, May 27th on the 2800 block of Fairfax from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your grill and/or smoker, a picnic, tables and lawn chairs down and join in the fun. Food trucks will also be on hand for […]

Go Local Park Hill: Park Hill’s Locally-Grown Website

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor A website to get you in the Park Hill neighborhood know, designed by husband and wife team Greg and Melissa Davis, will celebrate its first anniversary this May. is Greg’s brainchild and Melissa’s labor of love. They do it to give back to the community, to make it easier to […]

Save the Date for the Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair on September 23rd

By Roberta Locke, Park Hill Home Tour Chair Planning for the 34th Annual Park Hill Home Tour is underway! As usual, we are shamelessly pandering for HELP! In addition to the more than 100 people we need to help on Home Tour day, we need some critical people on the home tour planning committee in […]

Ballet in the Park

By Jennifer Grahnquist, The Dancer’s Advantage The Dancer’s Advantage, a ballet studio in Park Hill, certainly has one very unique advantage: its location directly across the street from W. H. Ferguson Park. In addition to providing a great place for mom and little brother to play while big sister is in class, the park offers […]

The Grand Rebrand of the Colorado History Museum

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor Making lemonade from lemons, the Colorado History Museum used the May 2010 demolition of its former headquarters at 13th and Broadway to rebrand and rebuild itself as History Colorado at 1200 Broadway. The 200,000-square-foot, $110.8 million, LEED Gold-certified new building houses a new breed of history museum. “We went into this […]

Only One Dead End in Park Hill Despite Signs to the Contrary

A StreetWise installment by Jack Farrar My wife, Pam, and I like to wander off the beaten path in Park Hill – meandering down alleys and cul-de-sacs and short streets – routes with which most people aren’t familiar simply because they aren’t part of their normal driving routines. We highly recommend taking different routes periodically; […]

2012 Park Hill 4th of July Parade

By Justin Bresler, Parade Founder Get ready for the third annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade! This lively parade has quickly become a neighborhood favorite, marching east on 23rd Avenue from Dexter to Kearney streets on Independence Day. This year’s parade will continue the patriotic fun from the last couple of years, as well […]

FAMILY BY DESIGN: Park Hill resident Debra Toney and her son Tristan create “Three Week Kitchens, Baths in a Week”

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor Debra Toney, who bought in Park Hill ten years ago and finally moved into her fully remodeled Grape Street bungalow in 2010 (which was promptly featured on the 2011 Park Hill Home Tour), considers herself a builder first and foremost. She came from a family of builders and has worked in […]

Denver Parks and Recreation “ReImagines Play” at City Park: A GPHN Q&A with the project’s Senior Landscape Planner Britta Herwig

In early March, Denver Parks & Rec announced a plan to redesign the Dustin Redd playground at City Park. With a $5 million dollar budget, a design competition, and a public process, the department aims to create an iconic new play experience City Park. Britta Herwig, the Senior Landscape Planner assigned to the project, joined […]

Park Hill Garden Walk Date Announced!

By Angelia McLean, Garden Walk Chair Although the ground is brown and white and Mother Nature seems to be fickle this time of year, we all can have faith that, once again, blossoms will flourish, trees will lend shade and the Park Hill Garden Walk will be a memorable event that makes our neighborhood special. […]

Keeping the Lead Out of a Park Hill Renovation

By Tom Higgins, Superior Products Home Improvements We all love Park Hill for its wonderful older homes. The downside of an older home is the possibility of lead paint contamination during renovations. New EPA guidelines about how to handle lead paint in older homes were introduced in April 2010. This changed the costs and processes […]

Local Park Hill Summer Camps

Art Garage | 6100 E 23rd Ave 1-week classes for ages 3-12 from 6/4-8/24 starting at $140. Info: or 303-377-2353. Bike Depot | 2825 Fairfax St 2-week camps for ages 10-14 from 6/4-6/15 & 6/18-6/29 at $400. Info: or 303-393-1963. Cheyenne Fencing | 5818 E Colfax 3-4 day training camps from 6/13-8/11 starting […]

Park Hill Moments: Colorado Fusion Soccer Club

Young soccer players pose in front of a new soccer goal at the Park Hill School on March 23. The goals were made possible through the Soccer for Success grant awarded to the Colorado Fusion Soccer Club this March. From left to right: Henrik Laird, Ronin Gormsley, Spencer Williams, Kristian Laird, Grant Carey, Colston Leonard, […]

Cake Crumbs Whips Up a New Commissary Location

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor The retail location at 5151 E. 28th Avenue has seen many incarnations in the past decade – Chinese and Thai restaurants, a convenience store, a medical marijuana dispensary, a marijuana edibles bakery, and often simple vacancy – a fact not lost on its neighbors, Denon and Sean Moore, owners of the […]

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