Arts, Culture & Humanities
Denver Mountain Parks Foundation is working with Historicorps and Denver Parks and Recreation to facilitate the faster restoration of historic structures within the Mountain Parks system. The first aspect of the partnership involves Historicorps moving its offices into the Morrison CCC camp and restoration of buildings to facilitate this as well as improving infrastructure within the Katherine Craig park. Subsequent steps will involve actual restoration work by Historicorps within the park system.
1. Historicorps will occupy office space at the CCC camp
2. Historicorps will continue restoration of structures within the park system.
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
DMPF provides grant funds to groups providing outdoor educational opportunities to under served youth populations within the Denver Metro area and whose programming occurs within the Denver Mountain Parks.
Success will be measured by grant funds awarded to groups providing outdoor educational opportunities to underserved youth populations within Denver and expansion of programs currently receiving funds.
Public, Society Benefit
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
The Denver Mountain Parks Foundation is committed to increasing the awareness of the Denver Mountain Parks through its partnership with both the Denver Parks and Recreation Department and other outside groups. The Foundation seeks improve the physical experience of visitors through its work to restore the historic structures, the trails and facilities and signage within Parks. Through partnerships with other organizations the Foundation seeks to increase awareness among a diverse group of community members of the opportunities the Parks present for residents of the surrounding counties as well as visitors to Colorado.
Evidence of program success is the 2016 implementation of the Genesee and Katherine Craig Mountain Park Trails and Improvement Plan, part of the Denver Mountain Parks Master Plan which the Foundation spearheaded in 2008. New and improved interpretive signage, redesigned Bison viewing stations and the completed CDOT bike/pedestrian trail through the park, along with restoration of the Historic Patrick House, Chief Hosa Lodge and the North Chief Hosa campground stone shelter, as well as additional completed plans for shelter restoration in Dedisse, O'Fallon and Little Parks.