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Park Hill Golf Course Visioning Process
December 2021
Park Hill Golf Club
Resident vision for Park Hill Golf Course centers on a new, large park and community gathering spaces
Since January 2021, city planners from Community Planning and Development and Denver Parks and Recreation have been hearing what residents have to say about the future of the golf course property.

Area residents have weighed in through surveys, at public workshops and events, in small groups and conversations with Community Navigators, on comment forms, and through a Community Steering Committee that met monthly. These results have been shared in this newsletter and are available on the project webpage at
Residents expressed the most support for these priorities:

  1. Create a new, large park and community gathering places 
  2. Stand up an oversight committee to guide future planning and development 
  3. Preserve and expand the tree canopy to combat urban heat island effects in this area 
  4. Add youth and recreational sports opportunities 
  5. Include a variety of affordable (income-restricted) housing options, including for-sale units 
  6. Address food insecurity by including space for grocery and fresh food choices 
  7. Create space for local businesses and businesses owned by people of color 
  8. Employ strategies to mitigate involuntary displacement 
Top themes heard from residents this year
What's next?
City planners will continue working with residents in 2022 to refine the prevailing vision into a coordinated park framework and area plan detailing park size, location, and considerations for future parks and open spaces along with more detailed land use recommendations.

Longer term, after the community-driven guidance in the area plan takes shape, Denver City Council will vote on the plan and potentially other related actions, including an update to the conservation easement and zoning requirements that implement the area plan. When there is a clear proposal for how the conservation easement should be updated, the city will also refer the matter to a public vote in accordance with ballot initiative 301.

"We look forward to continuing to engage our communities throughout 2022 to provide more detail on these priorities and ultimately bring a well-thought-out proposal for Denver City Council and Denver voters to consider," said Laura E. Aldrete, executive director of Community Planning and Development.
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Let's connect: Arrange a meeting or workshop for your community group
If you have a community group and would like city staff to attend a meeting, please let us know! We are meeting with residents virtually on Zoom and are happy to set up presentations, Q&A sessions, or just listening sessions where we can hear from your members directly.