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Denver’s parks are the heart of our city. Family picnics, pick-up soccer games, evening strolls, 10K runs and so much more happens in our beautiful parks. From our highest mountain park at Summit Lake (at nearly 13,000 feet) to... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

There is no doubt Denver’s on the map with over 1,000 new residents arriving per month in 2016 (for a total of 13,028). Why are they coming? There are many theories: mountains, jobs, marijuana (perhaps not in that order). more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

In each edition The Profile dedicates editorial space to area Registered Neighborhood Organizations and nonprofits with timely news to share. This month: Neighborhood Q&A, Cherry Creek Arts Fest, Endsley Bench and more... more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Neighborhoods

14 years ago, the Denver City Council enacted a strategic plan for the city’s parks and recreational centers. We called it Game Plan 2003. It was tied to the larger, 20-year comprehensive plan developed for the city in 2000. more

Jun 7, 2017 10:31 AM Government

In each edition LIFE dedicates editorial space to area Registered Neighborhood Organizations with timely news to share. LIFE believes in community and wants to see your organization featured here. Email editor@lifeoncaphill.com. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhoods

There’s just not enough water in the South Platte for homes, parks, golf courses, businesses, farms and fish. In one conservation strategy, Denver Parks and Recreation, the Zoo and others have been using “recycled” water from Denver Water, mostly... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Government

Every month The Profile features news of local Registered Neighborhood Organizations. This month: FANS' photo contest, and Bonnie Brae RNO restarts. Email editor@washparkprofile.com if you wish to see your organization featured here. more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhoods

The Denver “home tour movement” has grown in the last several years. There have always been tours in neighborhoods like Wash Park and Park Hill, but recently Uptown, Baker and Virginia Village are just a couple of the neighborhoods that have... more

May 2, 2017 4:27 PM Neighborhoods

In 2004, Denver Parks and Recreation began using “recycled water” to irrigate the grass and trees in some of its parks, including Washington Park. By 2015, the health of conifers on Evergreen Hill declined, and the city removed more than half. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:20 PM Government

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Dog ownership is surging. A survey by research firm Mintel reported that 50 percent of the U.S. population own dogs. Among Millennials, it rises to 71 percent among men, and 62 percent among women. With growing housing density attracting younger... more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Government

Imagine that you are a Canada goose flying over Denver with your flock. Looking down, you see a large open space (safe from predators!) covered in lush green Kentucky Bluegrass (your favorite!) surrounding two, calm freshwater lakes. more

Apr 6, 2017 2:14 PM Government

Washington Park’s drivers, bikers, walkers, runners, roller-bladers and dogs will soon see some changes to their routes when Denver Parks and Recreation begins improvements to the Loop Road and removes some parking inside the park. more

Mar 3, 2017 10:10 AM Government

Converting the Highline Canal from a water utility to a recreational and environmental amenity is a big job. To pull it off, Denver Water, the canal’s owner, has teamed with the Highline Canal Conservancy... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

Remember the Cherry Creek Greenway recommendations included in the Denver’s 2012 Cherry Creek Area Plan? A public-private partnership is moving forward with a study on building on and making them a reality... more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Government

Pick any part of an owl’s body and you’ll find that part to be essential to stealth hunting. We all know owls’ eyes see better than ours. For instance, they can see a mouse a mile away and can visually track prey on the darkest nights of the year. more

Jan 6, 2017 3:45 PM Lifestyle

Harvard Gulch exists to funnel runoff and provide recreation. The recreation side will be the focus of improvements. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Government

City planners have finished the first phase of public outreach for DenveRight, having received nearly 8,000 responses from surveys, community workshops and meetings. more

Dec 7, 2016 7:46 AM Government

In 1961, Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko stunned the world with a haunting poem, Babi Yar. His unflinching narrative reflects on Yevtushenko’s visit to Babi Yar, the site of a massacre of over 37,000 Ukrainian Jews outside of Kiev in 1941. more

Nov 7, 2016 11:18 AM Lifestyle

If you heard there was a 100-year-old law that made it illegal to pick up and keep a bird feather or rescue an abandoned baby bird, you might think it was time to get rid of that law. more

Sep 6, 2016 3:10 PM Lifestyle

Each weeknight throughout late spring, summer and early fall in Denver, thousands of residents flock to their neighborhood parks to take part in recreational sports leagues. Made up of participants with differing skill levels, interests and... more

Aug 4, 2016 1:12 PM Lifestyle