I have been boxing at the 20th Street Recreation Center -- Denver's oldest public recreational facility -- for more than four years. And while the boxing fitness class is a relatively new addition, 20th Street has also been home to a legendary competitive boxing program for over seventy years, one t ... More >>
Colorado: the eighth healthiest state in the nation -- and gunning for number one. Home to Denver, a town that's been nationally recognized for its low obesity rates, high level of physical activity, bird-like flocks of young people and, now, attention-grabbing headlines about the city's purported d ... More >>
Lauri Dannemiller.Want a workout? You don't need to go to one of Denver's many parks, or even to a for-profit gym. You can just go to the next meeting of Denver City Council's Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. Yesterday, the committee took public comments on a proposal to charge f ... More >>
"No exercise groups of any size permitted in this area." Those signs started popping up around Denver parks this year, discouraging groups of early-morning runners and mid-morning mommies pushing strollers in syncopated workouts. The city's crack-down on organized exercise seems so ludicrous that it ... More >>
After weeks of delays, the third season of the Homeless Diamond is about to start on Sonny Lawson Field, the newly restored park at the edge of Five Points. This has been a ballfield for decades -- since long before Jack Kerouac watched a game here in 1949, which he commemorated in On the Road. But ... More >>
Sure, Colorado is landlocked -- but that doesn't mean you have to spend your summer high and dry in the sweltering, 90-plus degree heat. We don't have an ocean, but there are rivers, reservoirs, pools, water parks and many more places where you can immerse yourself this summer. So dig out that Spee ... More >>
The Better Block Project comes to Five Points tomorrow, when it will focus on sprucing up the block of Welton Street that's home to the legendary Sonny Lawson Park -- and its ballfield. Neighborhood groups have been meeting for over a year to discuss what to do with this parcel of land; at one of th ... More >>
The Trestle Bike Skills Park at Barnum Park will host a grand reopening tomorrow, March 30, with riders of all levels invited to come out and get some air on its expertly designed jumps and berms. Though the park is always free, the day's festivities include the added bonus of tips from pros on how ... More >>
After reports of increased crime in Commons Park, the Denver City Council and Denver Department of Parks and Recreation are funneling money into this popular neighborhood northwest of starting with $150,000 for lighting improvements to "address critical safety needs in Commons Park."
The city once thought it had the solution to Triangle Park -- unofficially known as the Bumuda Triangle because of all the homeless who gathered there during the day, when the nearby shelters were closed. But five years and more than $300,000 later, Denver admitted its plan hadn't worked and went ba ... More >>
The seventh annual Civic Center Eats -- a moveable feast in the heart of Denver -- kicked off yesterday, with an assortment of Denver dignitaries, a record number of trucks...and no urban campers in sight. "We know we've had some challenges in the park," said Lauri Dannemiller, head of the Denver ... More >>
Decades of this city's history gathered last night in the stunning Gates Reading Room at the Denver Public Library to honor historian Tom Noel, aka Dr. Colorado, who received this year's Eleanor Gehres Award. And the fact that Noel had served on the Eleanor Gehres Award Committee for 2011 was ... More >>
CBS4The city has removed the porta-potties from Sunken Gardens Park -- but the smelly temporary toilets weren't the reason that neighbors were raising a stink. Over the last month, there's been an influx of heroin dealers in the area.
Parks rangers with Boulder County have shut down an illegal mountain bike trail built down a steep face on the north side of Flagstaff Mountain, after someone now identified as professional mountain biker Mike West was cited for using it. Luckily, extreme mountain bikers will soon have a new ... More >>
Christmas is over, but the holiday show is still up at the Denver City & County Building. This season's run will end sooner than usual, with the steps cleared of the Nativity and Santa's horrific hoedown on January 15 to make way for the Big Air show coming to Civic Center Park January 25-26. ... More >>
Punxsutawney Phil saw his own shadow this morning, thereby forecasting six more weeks of winter -- and that's appropriate. There are shadows lurking everywhere, threatening whatever bright spots try to break out of the gloom. Tom Daschle -- who was hailed as the person who might be able to untangl ... More >>
The bloom is on this putrid pond.
It's not easy being green, especially for the trees on the Auraria Parkway, which are being replanted — again.
Letters from the week of 10/25/2007
Now showing, Steven Holl -- for one night.
The park at the heart of Denver remains the center of controversy.
We laughed until it hurt in 2005.
The Goosetown revives a piece of the past.
Outsiders swoop in and threaten area landmarks -- as usual.
Despite the drought, CHUN's fest will be as big as ever
GOP of the heap
Denver's last dance for the '90s.
From the week of April 24, 2003
Cheesman neighbors worry that their park is going to the dogs.
From the week of August 29, 2002
Park like an eagle.
July 22 - 18, 1999
These seniors didn't want to move out of Ash Grove in the first place. Now they'd settle for just getting into its replacement.
April 30 - May 6, 1998