Volunteers needed for fun September events!

Summer may be almost officially over but there are still plenty of fun outdoor events coming your way! Join WalkDenver and our partners at events around the city celebrating cultural heritage, street art, and people-friendly streets. 

September 20: PARK(ing) Day with the Denver Streets Partnership

PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that repurposes curbside parking spaces into spaces for people, known as parklets. This year, the Denver Streets Partnership is collaborating with SPIN, the Better Block Foundation, the Downtown Denver Partnership, and Denver Public Works to celebrate National PARK(ing) Day in Denver on Friday, September 20. The DSP will be hosting our own parklet at the Dairy Block on Wazee St and 18th St, complete with seating, hammocks, games, and greenery! We’ll need help with: loading supplies at the WalkDenver storage unit the day before the event; setting up, monitoring, and tearing down the parklet at the Dairy Block on the day of the event; and unloading supplies from the truck back into the storage unit the day after the event.

September 28: Intersection Mural Painting with the Denver Community Active Living Coalition

This fall, the Park Hill neighborhood is working with Denver CALC and the Community Streets Program to install two intersection murals on Saturday, September 28, at Park Hill & Stedman Elementary Schools in time to celebrate Walk to School Day on October 2. Two additional murals at Hallett and Smith Elementary schools are planned for next spring. This event will be looking for volunteers to paint, help chalk the murals, and set-up/tear down. Two-hour shifts will be available between 8am and 2pm. 

Check out the following videos about WalkDenver’s tactical urbanism projects:

13th Avenue Traffic Calming Demonstration

Over the Colfax Clover

Reimagine West Colfax

Bee JP (Great Paths: The Boulevard at Jefferson Park)

Better Block Five Points

Better Block Jefferson Park

Slow City: One Day in Denver was a collaborative project led by our partners at Walk2Connect. On April 26, 2014, 27 people walked 13.5 miles across the city of Denver in search of experiences that fuel the yearning for a slow city. A slow city where people get out of their cars and connect with the delightful and gritty nuances that make Denver home. And, where people travel at a speed where they can connect with their environment and one another.

Our project was part of the larger One Day in Denver city-wide, participatory media event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city.