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Bikes Together Camp

Bikes Together Camp Counselors-In-Training Cameron Aydelotte and Jeremy Cope, along with Instructor Drew Fuller, lead campers to the start of the Park Hill 4th of July Parade. Bikes Together (formerly the Bike Depot) is a nonprofit bike shop on Fairfax Street that holds bike camps for kids; this summer 240 campers signed up. Photo by […]

Body Art For The Brain

Librarians Design Tattoo-Inspired Reading By Tara Bannon Williamson Park Hill Librarian    The best thing about librarians is our creativity. We develop a million and one ways to suggest books to readers. Suggestions based on tattoos might be my favorite way yet! For the last two years on July 17 – which happens to be National […]

Summer Of Colorado Cycling

Through the summer, road cyclists have had the luxury of the broadest range of riding in Colorado. These include everything from group rides like the Park Hill Peloton around the Cherry Creek Reservoir, to high level competitive racing such as the Littleton and Stapleton criteriums. Long-distance organized rides that take place during summer months include […]

A Bounty Of Harvest

Thanks and Gratitude For Volunteers, Donors, Members By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. School may have started, but summer is still going strong here at GPHC. Our garden bounty is coming in, the farm stand is nearly overflowing, and we’re getting excited for the 40th annual Home Tour and Street Fair on Sept. 23. […]

23rd and Dexter by Jack Farrar

Diane Thornhill Diane Thornhill lives in the University Park neighborhood southwest of Park Hill. But she enjoys visiting Park Hill from time to time to see friends, and to buy pesto and ciabatta bread at Spinelli’s. I asked who she would like to be sitting next to on the bench. She didn’t hesitate. “The Obamas. […]

Taking the Fear Out of Vet Visits

Tips To Sooth Those Sweaty Paws The nervous anticipation builds as you pull up in the parking lot. Your heart starts to pound, and the anxiety begins to make your palms sweat. Does that sound a little like how you feel when you go to the doctor? Change the sweaty palms to sweaty paws and […]

DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg Is Out

His Departure Follows a Year Of Scandals And Discontent, Mixed With Praise For Accomplishments On July 17, just weeks before the beginning of a new school year, Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg resigned after almost a decade in the job. He will stay on for three months while the board of education searches for […]

Hancock Readies For Reelection Run

State Of The City Speech Skims Past Controversies, Including #MeToo Outrage, City Park and Park Hill Golf Course Projects Story and photos by Cara DeGette GPHN Editor    In his July State of the City address, Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared it a “transformational moment” in Denver’s history. In his annual speech, Hancock did not […]

Letters to the Editor

GPHC Seeks Good Faith From City On Fairfax Street An Open Letter to Denver Parks & Recreation Director Happy Haynes: Greater Park Hill Community (GPHC) understands that Denver Parks and Recreation proposes to soon present a Fairfax land swap bill and contract to city council. The Greater Park Hill Community Board requests the opportunity to […]

Birdland – The Company Of A Parakeet

This Caribbean Parakeet is certainly not indigenous to Park Hill, but this little fella sure makes you want to go somewhere exotic, right? In the Dutch Antilles, pandemoniums of bright green parakeets can be heard shrieking as they flash by, or gather in wabi, dividivi and indju trees. The parakeets’ coloring varies from island to […]

It’s OK To Lament, But Then Get Busy

At Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ, Social Change Is A Relay     “I had people who wandered off the street who sat and just cried about what was going on,” recalled Rev. David Bahr about the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Bahr recalls one woman in particular who came to him […]

A Spectacular Independence Day

Some 800 marchers wowed the crowds lined along 23rd Avenue between Dexter and Krameria streets for Park Hill’s 9th annual blowout 4th of July Parade. Founder and Organizer Justin Bresler ballparked the crowd estimate in the thousands. Looky-loos were treated to floats, cyclists, buses, golf carts and classic cars. There were picnics and lemonade stands. […]

Going From Warm To Red-Hot

A Grab-Bag Of Summer Sizzlers Well, we have now survived the wintery legislative session and the spring primary races. Now, the political dial turns from warm to red hot on the federal, state, and local levels. The nation and the world are still reeling over Donald Trump’s July Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. […]

Park Hill Primer- A Guide To Local Schools

By Lynn Kalinauskas GPHC Education Chair The first day of school – at least for Denver Public Schools – is Monday, Aug, 20. Living in Park Hill, your children have access to a large number of public schools within and just outside the neighborhood, as well as one private K-8 school. Traditional public elementary schools […]

A Racy Proposition

It’s Time To Go Topless, Park Hill “One word: Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics.” – The Graduate (1967) The 1960’s were an explosive time period of musical giants such as The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner and Jimi Hendrix and enormous tragedy with the assassination of the Kennedys, Malcolm X and […]

August Community Announcements

Home Tour Set For Sept. 23 The 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a wine & beer […]

August Community Announcements

Home Tour Set For Sept. 23 The 40th Annual Park Hill Home Tour & Street Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour seven homes in Denver’s most architecturally diverse neighborhood and then enjoy the free Street Fair with vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, a wine & beer […]

Lion In Winter

Tim Howard: Colorado’s World Cup Hero Story and photos by Reid Neureiter Special to the GPHN      The World Cup is over and France is World Champion of soccer (or football as the rest of the world calls it). The month-long tournament captivated audiences both around the world and in Colorado. Sadly, the United States failed […]

Feeding on the Wing

The nests of Barn Swallows are made of mud, and cemented to the undersides of bridges and other structures with grass and feathers. When these babies are big enough to get their own breakfast they will flit through the air, aerobically twisting and turning and snagging insects as they go. These Barn Swallows were photographed […]

Dog Days of Summer

It’s no secret that Park Hillians love their dogs. And everyone thinks theirs is the best dog in Park Hill. Here’s a few of them.

After School is Cool

Programs Include Arts, Crafts and STEM Activities By Mary Trujillo Pauline Robinson Branch Library Pauline Robinson Branch Library has provided after school programming for youth ages 8-12 for more than 10 years. After School is Cool (ASIC) is offered five days a week during the school year and gives youth the opportunity to expand their […]

Coming Up Roses

The Park Hill Garden Walk Was A Huge Success By Jean Ercolani Garden Walk Marketing Chair The Park Hill Garden Walk committee would like to thank all the people who helped make the June 24 event a big success. We are thrilled to report that we had a major increase in ticket sales from last […]

What A Summer

Thanks To Volunteers and Donors For Keeping It Real   By Sierra Fleenor Executive Director, GPHC, Inc. The garden is producing, the farm stand is in full swing, and a new school year is just around the corner. So many of you have joined us for our special events this summer, including the Garden Walk, […]

Natural Born Leader

Richard Guity-Sanchez finished his summer internship with Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. on July 26, the day after his 16th birthday. This month, Guity-Sanchez heads back to school. He’ll be a junior at the Denver Center for 21st Century Learning, a DPS college-prep middle and high school at 1690 Williams St. that helps students develop […]

Rabies Is On The Rise

236 Animals Confirmed In Denver So Far This Year Rabies is real! Why am I writing that with the exclamation point? There are many things that can be a pet peeve for veterinarians, but my latest has been the increasing frequency of pushback or disregard from many owners, cat and dog, regarding vaccinating their pet […]