This year marks some important milestones in Park Hill, and the neighborhood is gearing up to do it up right this summer.
Park Hill Parade Turns 10
The 10th Annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Independence Day. As it does every year, the parade route stretches along 23rd Avenue for 13 blocks from Dexter to Kearney streets.
Under the leadership of Justin Bresler and many volunteers, the parade has grown from an informal gathering of kids on bicycles to a rollicking party of thousands, cheering on participants who come by foot, on floats, on motorcycles, in cars, trucks and golf carts.
This year Bresler is offering a challenge to individual blocks to band together, create floats, and show off their most creative efforts. If organizers get enough float entries, a winner will be crowned Best Parade Entry for 2019 and take home a trophy worthy of our ‘hood.
Bresler is also still on the lookout for marching bands. Dust off your instruments, call a few friends and get the band back together.
Bands, floats, and all other entries can still register online at parkhillparade.org. For ideas, check out photos from past parades at Facebook.com/ParkHillParade. If you are interested in sponsorship possibilities, contact Bresler at email@example.com or at 303-918-6517. Ditto if you are interested in helping out before, during and after the parade this year – including setting up, registration, being a course marshal and tearing down afterwards.
GPHC Turns 50
Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., turns 50 years old this summer. On Saturday, June 1, the Registered Neighborhood Organization is throwing an enormous block party to celebrate the milestone. Neighbors from across Park Hill and beyond are invited to the free celebration, for food, drinks, history and fun.
The party is on Fairfax Street between 28th and 29th Avenues, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be food trucks, drinks, activities for kids, a silent auction, and a special historical showcase including a video celebrating some of Park Hill’s long- time residents.
Everyone is welcome.