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Denver Parks and Recreation Adopts a New Fee Structure

As of January 1st, the Denver recreation centers have a new fee structure where the rate you pay corresponds to the amenities and activities offered by your preferred fitness center, while allowing you access to any rec center in the same or lesser pricing tier. “What we were hearing a lot is that people were […]

Protect your car from break-ins

By Technician Reyes Trujillo, Denver Police District 2 Community Resource Officer Don’t leave valuables in plain view. Thieves break into cars when they can see the prize. Thieves really like purses with checkbooks and credit cards, cellular phones, cash, laptop computers, the garage door opener to your home, firearms, golf equipment and anything else. If […]

Free Trees for Denver Residents

This spring, The Park People organization is offering Denver residents two ways to receive free trees. The Denver Digs Trees’ Spring Street Trees program is offering free trees to be planted in the public right-of-way and Denver Forestry’s Mile High Million’s Trees for Energy Savings program is offering free trees for the west side of […]

Denver Finalizes New Precinct Lines One Month Ahead of Party Caucuses

Effective January 6th, Denver now has 344 precincts, versus the 429 precincts it formerly had. The new precinct lines come on the heels of the statewide redistricting process that follows the federal Census and redraws political boundaries in response to population and demographic shifts. The Denver Elections Division received public feedback at a public hearing […]

GPHC Food Pantry News: Feb 2012

By Sandra Henderson January was a very busy month. We’re growing, we’re working to expand our services, we’re celebrating volunteers and we’re planning for Easter. At this month’s Greater Park Hill Community Board Meeting, I announced that the GPHC Food Pantry has gone from serving 144 people to serving 514. Many in the community don’t […]

Water Polo comes to Hiawatha Davis

A Park Hill resident is bringing a unique sport to our neighborhood, and area kids are having a ball. Mark Isenburg has been coaching water polo in and around Aurora for almost nine years. Now, he’s found a location that allows kids in Park Hill and other nearby neighborhoods to take part. Isenburg’s club, the […]

Hancock Hosts Neighborhood Newspaper Editors at Policy Pow-wow

By Erin Vanderberg In an unprecedented move, Mayor Michael Hancock invited the neighborhood news editors to his office for a discussion on the City of Denver. He spoke on his first 100 days in office, his plans for 2012 and shared his vision of turning Denver into “a world-class city” – much like Minneapolis-St. Paul. […]

Zion Senior Center Receives a Facelift

Volunteers from the to Rebuilding Together Metro Denver and their partner organizations pitched in on January 12th to replace more than 5,000 feet of carpet and put a fresh coat of paint on interior walls at the Zion Senior Center at 5151 E. 33rd Ave. Funding for the project came from the Global Business Travel […]

Thousands Join Marade to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

By Ryan Hanschen Colfax Avenue was bursting with even more life than usual on January 16, as over 26,000 Denver residents joined in the 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marade to honor Dr. King and celebrate his legacy. The Marade – a hybrid march and parade – is the largest Dr. Martin […]

The Urban Farm at Stapleton: Cultivating Kids, Crops and Animals

By Katherine Pottinger The summer of 1993 brought joy to the lives of fifteen inner-city kids when the Urban Farm’s two founders, Khadija Haynes and Donna Garnett, started an afterschool program called Embracing Horses, which offered kids a chance to get outdoors, start a hobby and learn to care for animals. Without the program, these […]

Dr. Robbie Bean Receives MLK Trailblazer Award

Dr. Robbie Bean, octogenarian, 50-year resident of the Park Hill neighborhood and 32-year teacher in the Denver Public School system, has received another accolade for her life’s work in education, civil rights and service. At the January 13, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Business Social Responsibility luncheon, Robbie was honored with the Trailblazer Award.

Meet the Denver Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

By Pat Williams, Denver Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security In Denver, a group known as the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meets quarterly to look at natural and manmade hazards within our communities. Our goal is to have an informed community that understands what hazards exist in our own backyard. This group is […]

Park Hill Table Tennis Player Wins National Volunteer Coach of the Year Award

By Erin Vanderberg USA Table Tennis recently announced that Park Hill resident Duane Gall is this year’s recipient of their National Volunteer Coach of the Year Award. Duane is an USATT State Level and ITTF-PPT Level 1 Coach. Duane’s mom taught him and his brother how to play table tennis as kids in their Fort […]

Former Chair of the Greater Park Hill Home Tour Passes

Our neighbor and friend Linda Elliott succumbed to cancer on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Elliott was a realtor by profession, but a gardener by passion whose gardens were featured on the Park Hill Garden Tour. She loved her animals, painting, reading and many other hobbies, but most of all she loved her three daughters. The […]

Call for Jazz Artists

The Five Points Jazz Festival, taking place May 19, 2012, is expecting over 10,000 visitors in its ninth year of food, fun and fantastic music along Welton Street in Five Points. If you are a jazz musician, the festival needs you. They are looking for a variety of talent for their venues – from intimate […]

Park Hill Girl Scout Troop 1750 Bridges at Royal Gorge

Park Hill Girl Scout Troop 1750 Bridges at Royal GorgeFive Park Hill Girl Scouts have bridged to the next level of scouting to become Senior Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts advance through the categories of Scouting through “bridging” ceremonies, and Troop 1750 thought it would be fun to commemorate this achievement by bridging, both literally and […]

Call for Science Mentors

East High School has a new student club: Science Olympiad. If you have a background in science or technology, use your talents in partnering with students to prepare for competitions. For more information, contact Amy Hanson, Chemistry Teacher, at 720-423-8430 or

Your Health Hub

By Aron Snyder, Health Policy Coordinator at the Stapleton Foundation’s be well Health and Wellness Initiative We should all be able to get the care we need to stay healthy. Decisions about our health are too important to be left to others. By becoming more informed about the changes being discussed and getting involved in […]

News from State Representative Beth McCann, House District 8: Feb 2012

By Beth McCann The 2012 legislative session has begun! The session opened on January 11 and will run through May 9th. I wanted to let you know about the bills I am working on this year. As the session progresses, I am always open to your input or feedback if you would like to share […]

Scholarships Available for female African-Americans

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Denver Alumnae Chapter will award scholarships ranging from $500 to $6,000 to selected African-American female high seniors and graduate students. To request an application to be mailed to you, email For further information, contact Daphne Hunter at 303-908-5751 or Completed applications must be postmarked no later than […]

A Brief History of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.

By, Bob Homiak The following is largely based upon a remarkable 20-part series of reflections by Art Branscombe published in the GPHN from 1994-1995. The Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, began its existence as the Park Hill Action Committee (PHAC) in 1956. PHAC was founded in response to the paranoia that […]

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