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Public Meeting on 1-70 East

Colorado Department of Transportation will host two corridor-wide public meetings to provide an update on the 1-70 East study reviewing existing and alternative alignments of the highway from Brighton to Colorado boulevards. May 2 from 5:30-8p at the Commerce City Civic Center and May 3 from 5:30-8p at the Swansea Recreation Center. For more information, […]

County Fair at City Park

The City Park Alliance will host the annual County Fair at City Park & the District 8 Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 1 from 6-9p at the City Park Pavilion. The turn-of-the-century fair celebrating Denver’s most beautiful park in its historic glory was one of the late Councilwoman Carla Madison’s favorite events, […]

Calling All Dads!

Park Hill’s first annual Daddy Daughter Dance will take place at the Park Hill United Methodist Church at 5209 Montview Blvd on Saturday, May 12 from 6:30-9p. Organized by Park Hill-area parents, including Tommy & Nicole Gilhooly, Chris and Emanuel Anton, Chrysan McCoin, Brooke Talbot and Jason & Meredith Malec, the Denver D3 is designed […]

Park Hill Resident Mama Swaizey Lives to 106

Born July 14, 1905 in Shepherd, Texas, Etha Lee “Mama Swaizey” Johnson passed away March 31 at Park Hill Assisted Living Residence. Etha lived a long and productive life. She was raised by her father, a teacher, and soon became her father’s teaching assistant before going to high school, then to college in Conroe, Texas. […]

People’s Fair Needs Volunteers

Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc., needs volunteers for the 41st Annual CHUN Capitol Hill People’s Fair June 2-3 at Civic Center Park. Visit for more information.

Host a Student from Spain for 4 Weeks This Summer

Fifteen teens from Spain will call Denver home this July through the Compass USA homestay program. This cultural exchange is the perfect opportunity to experience another culture without leaving home. Additionally, families who host a student are eligible to apply for an all expense paid scholarship for their child to travel to Spain for a […]

Ten Thousand Villages Rug Event

Ten Thousand Villages will host its second annual Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event May 16-19 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave. Featuring over 300 hand knotted, heirloom-quality rugs made by fairly paid adults in Pakistan, the Oriental Rug Event is an impressive combination of culture, art, education and shopping that engages a wide […]

Basketball Teams Provide Online Students Offline Experiences

HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op launched three basketball teams this year as part of its ongoing effort to engage students in extracurricular activites, which now include a science fair, debate, art show, ping pong club and a spring formal. The three teams – the Hurricanes, the Spartans and the Knights – have a total of […]

Carla Madison Bench Dedication

Paul Weiss, husband of the late, great Carla Madison, former District 8 City Councilwoman who died last April of colon cancer, addresses a bench dedication ceremony in her honor held on the west steps of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on April 23. Many attendees were decked in orange, Carla’s favorite color. One […]

Together Colorado Hosts Over 1,200 at Statewide Public Action Meeting

About 30 people from Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church attended the launch of Together Colorado on Tuesday, April 24 at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora – including former first lady Bea Romer whose father, Dr. Arthur Miller, was a senior pastor at the church from 1947-67. Over 1,200 people pledged to work for […]

Heartworm Preventative: A Must or a Bust?

By Margot K. Vahrenwald, DVM, Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center Summer’s just around the corner and surely by now, if you are a dog owner, you’ve received a notification from your veterinarian about getting your pet(s) tested and onto heartworm preventative for the mosquito season. Is this a good idea that protects your pet or […]

Earth Day at Sand Creek Regional Greenway

Volunteers from the Cairn Youth Program strike a victory pose at the conclusion of Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership/Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado workday on April 21, where over 100 local youth and their families worked to renovate the SCRG’s Smith Road Trail¬head in northeast Denver. The Earth Day event was one of Denver’s larg¬est, and […]

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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