Renaming Denver Parks

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Project Overview

In June of 2020, amidst the racial reckoning occurring nationwide and in Denver, Denver Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships (HRCP) led a collaborative effort to review all City and County of Denver assets to keep with our efforts of advancing equity. 

HRCP and its Renaming Committee reviewed a list of 370 city owned and insured properties. Using criteria developed by HRCP’s Renaming Commission in partnership with the State Historical Council at History Colorado, and with input from the Mayor’s 10 Advisory Commissions, approximately 20 assets were identified for further research and discussion. As a result of research, discussion, and a final vote by the members of the Renaming Committee, six city parks with historically complex naming histories are being considered for renaming.

Now, HRCP is seeking to engage our community members in an effort to determine if the community desires to rename or reframe the way we have come to know these 6 parks: 

  • Jefferson Park(N Clay St. & W 22nd Ave. / City Council District 1) 
  • S.R. DeBoer Park(S York St. & E Harvard Ave. / City Council District 6) 

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