About the Campaign
Healthy Parks and Rivers for Everyone
Healthy Parks and Rivers for Everyone is a campaign to bring over $45 million in funding to our neighborhood and mountain parks, streams, trails, rivers and much more. Led by Denver City Council President Jolon Clark and City Councilwoman Kendra Black, the ballot question gives Denver residents the opportunity to strengthen and expand access to the green spaces that make Denver an amazing place to live. Voting Yes for Denver Parks would raise sales tax by 0.25% (about $3 per month), and would make the dream of “a park in every neighborhood” a reality for ALL Denver residents.
Help Denver Plan for the Future
The longer we wait to restore our park infrastructure, the more it will cost us in the long run. Denver’s population is projected to increase to more than 850,000 residents within 20 years. Many of those new neighbors will come to enjoy our parks, rivers, trails, and open space that other cities simply do not have. By making the investment to take care of our parks and recreation system today, we can avoid millions of dollars in costly problems in future years and protect the things that make Denver a unique and special place to live.
Create a Dedicated Fund for Parks, Trails and Natural Areas
Every county in the Metro Area has a dedicated parks fund already in place, allowing them to leverage millions in matching revenue to bolster their investments. Voting Yes for Denver Parks is more than an investment in our neighborhood parks, it also allows us to receive our fair share from the Colorado Lottery and other sources.
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Don't Forget to Vote
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. If you are an active voter in the State of Colorado, your ballot will be automatically mailed to you on October 15th and must be received by 7:00 pm on November 6th in order to be counted. Make sure that your address on your voter registration is up to date here. If you prefer to vote in person, you can begin filling out ballots at a designated Voter Service and Polling Center starting October 15th.
Denver Parks Facts
Did You Know?
- Denver has an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, making our parks, trails and green spaces a vital resource and activity year round.
- There are over 200 parks within the city – all of these parks serve an important role in their neighborhood and need to be maintained and updated.
- Denver has more than 5,000 acres of traditional parks and parkways – this includes 2,500 urban natural acres and over 300 parks designated rivers and trails.