# Denver parks and recreation
Denver considers adding 36 acres of parkland
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver soon may add 36 acres of park space. The City Council will give first consideration to a proposal to add the parkland at Monday’s City Council meeting. The council must approve the policy twice for it to become law.
Dinosaur Park should be called 'dragon' park, Denver councilwoman says
McWilliams Park, aka "Dinosaur Park," is getting a $1.75 million makeover.Kendra Black/City and County of Denver. (Denver, Colo.) The namesake dinosaur of Denver's famed Dinosaur Park is actually a dragon. And the park is officially named McWilliams Park.
Denver awards $9 million in vague on-call contracts
(Denver, Colo.) The Denver City Council approved nine more on-call contracts Monday for the Parks and Recreation Department despite transparency concerns. On-call contracts allows cities to order work on as-needed basis without having to put the item out to bid. Such contracts generally are used when services urgently are needed, and the city is unable to perform work internally.
Curtis Park neighborhood rallies to improve Sonny Lawson Park
(Michelle Reeves on Pexels) (Denver, Colo.) Sonny Lawson Park is getting a revamp with help from Curtis Park Neighbors (CPN) and Denver Parks and Recreation. CPN, the area’s registered neighborhood organization, and neighborhood residents created a stewardship group to lead the charge for park improvements, including weekly cleanup events each Wednesday. The group raised $17,000 to help Denver Parks and Recreation fix and improve the irrigation system and create a pollinator garden.
Denver Parks wants $9 million more for controversial on-call contracts
Martin Luther King Park in Denver recently expanded its playground.David Heitz/NewsBreak. (Denver, Colo.) The Denver Parks and Recreation Department asked a City Council committee to approve $9 million in on-call contracts despite council concerns over the practice.
Volunteer to get City Park prepped for summer
The annual event returns to City Park on April 27.(Cassie Gallegos/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Downtown Denver Partnership and Denver Parks and Recreation have partnered to host Start the Parks from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at City Park.
Denver seeks part-time lifeguards with pay starting at $15.87/hour
(DENVER, Colo.) Denver Parks and Recreation is looking to hire strong and enthusiastic swimmers to work as part-time lifeguards. The part-time position starts at $15.87/hour, requires Lifeguard Certification and is open to qualified candidates ages 15 or older.
Denver Parks and Recreation hiring for summer's bicycle education program
(Marianna Lutkova/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Denver Parks and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Team is looking to hire people to fill roles for this summer's Bicycle Education Program.
Nontraditional sports in Denver? Weigh in on new outdoor adventures coming to the area
(DENVER, Colo.) Denver Parks and Recreation is inviting the public to weigh in on its plan to create outdoor non-traditional sports programming for Denver and the surrounding area.