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The unique streetscape median planters along MLK Boulevard were constructed in the 1990’s and feature original bronze plaques depicting the profile of Martin Luther King Jr. This spring, two of these planters facing Monaco Parkway were vandalized to the point of near demolition and the bronze plaques incorporated in the planters were stolen. Both the Parks Department and the local community take great pride in the MLK streetscape improvements and having this damage in such visible location created a sense of urgency for a repair. The Department moved quickly, in conjunction with the Public Art Program of the Department of Arts and Venues, to recast new bronze plaques and perform the concrete and stone work to accomplish the restoration. Denver Parks and Rec appreciates the patience of the neighbors during this process and hope that the streetscape improvements and MLK plaques continue to be a valued amenity and landmark along this public thoroughfare for years to come. The GPHC would like to express its thanks to the DPR and its affiliates for seeing the importance of moving fast on this repair.

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