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City of Axum Park Usage Up 500% Since October 2010 Renovations

The Center for Research Strategies released a report this May showing that renovations made to Northeast Park Hill’s City of Axum Park, located on MLK Boulevard between Birch and Cherry streets, caused a 500 percent increase in the park’s usage since October 2010. The park was identified as an underutilized community resource in 2007 by […]

City Council Redistricting Finalized

City Council finalized new district boundaries per the new 2010 census data, which represented the largest shift in population Denver has seen in recent history. South, North and Northeast Park Hill are drawn together in District 8, along with Stapleton and half of Montbello, currently represented by Councilman Albus Brooks. For more information on Denver […]

Old Clothes, New Mission

The Park Hill United Methodist Church has joined in a community partnership with Recycle That, LLC. Two bins now live in the PHUMC parking lot at Montview and Glencoe, which accept clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, towels, books and CDs/DVDs at any hour. In addition, the church’s Youth Group will hold their annual Garage Sale on […]

Reimagine Play Design Proposals on Display

Denver Parks and Recreation is putting eight design proposals for their Reimagine Play project at the City Park Playground on display at various locations through June 7 for public comment. For more information, visit

The Beneficent Tony Uva of Allegra’s Pizza

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor If there were a Mayor of the Oneida shopping district, it would be Tony Uva. Sit with the man for 30 minutes, and you’ll observe that he knows just about every single person coming in to order his thin-crust Neapolitan pizza. Being on the first-name basis with his customers is just […]


By Lucy O’Shaughnessy, Blessed Sacrament’s Director of Development & Communications I wonder if any of you have ever lived in a parish when it was starting from scratch. If so, you can appreciate some of our difficulties. There were no millionaires, nor people of great affluence amongst us, we were only a handful of ordinary […]

Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair

By Roberta Locke, GPHC Home Tour Chair The Park Hill Home Tour is only five months away and work has begun to bring another fabulous home tour and exciting street fair to our beautiful and vibrant neighborhood. At our March planning meeting, we identified the critical areas we need to fill with committed, fun-loving and […]

WWII Stories Bring Together Neighbors Robert Lowe and Timothy Davis

By Erin Vanderberg, Editor Robert Lowe was just 17 when he enlisted in the United States Military in 1942. A Detroit-native, he wanted to be part of the Marine Corps, but at the recruitment office he was told that his vision precluded him from that branch of the armed services, and that he should try […]

Sixth Annual “Links for Lax” Golf Tourney Benefits East High Lacrosse on June 2

By John Sawyer Cruise around Park Hill and you’ll see them: kids a-plenty dodging one another, twirling lacrosse sticks and playing catch – on lawns, in streets and at parks. It’s spring. It’s lacrosse season. And it’s Denver, the place Inside Lacrosse magazine recently named the #1 lacrosse town in the world. Yes. Denver. Suffice […]

Will You Stand With Me?

By Maya Wheeler, MHA My name is Maya. I am a diabetic, a single parent of three and I work at Forest Street Compassionate Care Center, a skilled nursing facility located at 3345 Forest Street in Northeast Park Hill. I have always been a responsible, hard-working individual, and I graduated from college with several Master’s […]

Your Health Hub: May 2012

By Aron Snyder 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 efforts to spread the word about healthcare reform, you can take part in […]

A GPHN Q&A with Stedman Elementary School Principal Rob Malling

What’s new at Stedman? Plenty! We’re excited that we were recently awarded a grant from Summer Scholars to have six weeks of summer school at Stedman for the next five years. Our partnership with Summer Scholars will also bring two hours of after-school programming for fifty children during the school year, and will provide evening […]

May 27 GPHC BBQ Fundraiser Features Music by Chris & The Kings

By Heather Leitch, GPHC Executive Director The first annual Bones ‘N’ Beats Community BYO-BBQ event will take place Sunday, May 27th on the 2800 block of Fairfax from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your grill and/or smoker and enter the cook-off, or picnic, tables and lawn chairs down to join in the fun. Food vendors […]

Record Early Signups for Park Hill’s 4th of July Parade

Float Contest Makes This Year’s Parade More Fun and Exciting Signups for the third annual Park Hill 4th of July Parade are booming according to Justin Bresler, parade organizer. “We’ve had nearly 20 groups register already, far ahead of the last two years,” said Bresler. “That just tells me how excited the neighborhood is for […]

Only a Month Until the Park Hill Garden Walk

By Angelia McLean, Garden Walk Chair The Park Hill Garden Walk has been part of our community for some time now. This year, the green thumb event is Saturday, June 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year, hundreds of visitors walk the blooming route to view private gardens and meet their owners. As […]

Volunteers Needed for the GPHC Garden

Help transform this neglected patio area at the GPHC office into a bountiful garden that will provide fresh vegetables to the GPHC Food Bank all summer long! A Garden Clean Up/Planting Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will help clear the area, prepare the soil, make minor […]

Vendors Needed for the Greater Park Hill Community Farmers’ Market

The Greater Park Hill Community will kick off the first annual Park Hill Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 2nd on the 2800 block of Fairfax. Vendors needed! Full season vendor membership is $150 plus 10 percent of daily sales; drop-in daily rate is $50 plus 10 percent of sales. The Farmers’ Market will operate every […]

Venture Prep’s First Graduating Class Achieves 100% College Acceptance

By Belinda Smiley, Venture Prep This year marks the first graduating class for Venture Prep, a fast-growing sixth through twelfth grade charter school on Holly St. While the class is small at 17 scholars, its achievements are mammoth, as all 17 seniors have been accepted into at least one college for next year, amassing total […]

Park Hill Neighborhood Is the Key to the Odyssey School’s “Rite of Passage”

By Marcia Fulton, Executive Director, The Odyssey School As another school year draws to a close, students at The Odyssey School are busy preparing for one of the most important rites of passage they will experience at our school. Each May, our third, fifth and eighth grade students participate in Passages, a presentation of a […]

Celebrate National Bike Month with a Great Book at the Park Hill Branch Library

Ride on down to the Park Hill Branch Library at 4705 Montview Boulevard for a great book on bikes! This year Bike to Work Week is May 14-18 and Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18. Whether you are looking for repair manuals, maps, memoirs or a book on bicycle safety for kids, the […]

St. Elizabeth’s School on the Move

St. Elizabeth’s School is moving from its current location on the Clayton Early Learning Campus to Loyola Square at 2350 Gaylord Street in time for the 2012-13 school year. The K-5 elementary school, which is currently adding one grade a year, will have nine classrooms and spaces to accommodate physical education, chapel, music, art, faith […]

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. […]

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