Parking Enforcement Around Sports Authority Field at Mile High for July 4

Mile High fireworks

Those heading to Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday, July 4 for the Outlaws game and fireworks show need to keep an eye out for posted parking restrictions around the stadium and surrounding neighborhoods. If you are attending, please follow posted neighborhood parking restrictions.

On Street Parking
Posted signs in the stadium area restrict parking to vehicles with the correct residential parking permit posted in the window from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Mondays.

If you are eligible for a 4th of July4th  (RPP), now is a great time to make sure your permits are current. You are likely eligible for RPP if you have a sign with posted restrictions on your street. To find out more, call 311 or visit denvergov.org/rpp.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High Parking
Parking in the stadium lots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High will be $10 for those attending the game and fireworks show. There will also be handicap placard enforcement for all handicap parking lots on-site. Anyone who would like to park in these lots will be asked to show proof of their handicap placard registration before they will be allowed to enter.

Off-Street Parking (parking lots)
Sports Authority Field at Mile High special event attendees who choose to drive should also exercise caution when utilizing a parking lot in the area.

If you are not parking in one of the parking lots on Sports Authority Field at Mile High property, choose only those locations that 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies.

The signs display the seal of the City & County of Denver and include the address of the parking location. These signs were issued because of the proliferation of illegal parking lots taking drivers’ money, only to have the drivers return to their vehicles to find it ticketed and/or towed.

When parking in a lot with the City & County of Denver sign posted, drivers can be assured that they will be parked legally and are not in danger of tickets, tows or being “parked in” (blocked or trapped in a space by other vehicles).

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National Get Outdoors Day on June 11

get outdoors day

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day and the National Park Service’s Centennial on June 11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at Sloan’s Lake Park.

Activities for this free, community event include paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, hiking, fishing, dancing and live music. Denver Broncos’ Cheerleaders and PBS’ Nature Cat will be there too to help celebrate. For more information visit: www.getoutdoorscolorado.org/ngod

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Denver Police to Conduct Live-Gunfire Testing of ShotSpotter System

ShotSpotter

Denver Police to Conduct Live-Gunfire Testing of ShotSpotter System
Residents Will Hear Gunshots in Several Neighborhoods Friday Night

On Friday night (April 22) between 8:00 p.m. and midnight, the Denver Police Department (DPD) will be conducting live-gunfire testing of the recently-expanded ShotSpotter system, which detects the sound of gunshots and helps DPD to identify the area in which the shots were fired.

The live gunfire tests will take place in West, Southwest and Northeast Denver. The controlled tests will consist of a sequence of gunshots followed by validation of sound detection by ShotSpotter. During the tests, a bullet trap will be used to ensure public safety — no bullets will be fired into the air or ground, and there is no danger to the public. The hours of 8:00 p.m. to midnight were chosen for testing because acoustics are different at night and the majority of shootings and shots fired occur at night and in the early morning hours.

“The sounds of gunfire in a neighborhood can be very unsettling for residents, so we are working to notify folks in advance of the testing,” said Denver Chief of Police Robert C. White. “We understand the live gunfire tests may cause temporary disruptions in neighborhoods, but it’s critical that we ensure this new equipment is functioning properly so that ShotSpotter can continue to help us quickly respond to gunfire-related incidents.”

The ShotSpotter system uses a network of acoustic sensors to detect when a gun is fired and then precisely and quickly pinpoints the location of the gunfire. In less than a minute, ShotSpotter notifies 911 dispatchers of the incidents. By quickly notifying police with the precise information, ShotSpotter helps speed police response, has the potential to save lives, increases weapons-related arrests, and enhances the safety of our neighborhoods. While the ShotSpotter system is very effective, DPD still encourages the community to report sounds of gunfire.

Denver ShotSpotter Facts:
• DPD began using ShotSpotter in early 2015
• The program expansion will triple the size of areas served
• To date, ShotSpotter has generated more than 450 alerts including more than 1,600 gunshots
• ShotSpotter alerts have resulted in approximately 30 arrests and 18 guns recovered.
• To maintain the integrity of the program, the locations of ShotSpotter detection devices are not publicly disclosed

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Denver Days 2016 – Registration Now Open!

Denver Days

What is Denver Days?

Mayor Michael B. Hancock envisioned a city where neighbors not only knew their neighbors but as a result felt safer and more connected to the communities they call home.

Four years ago the Mayor turned that vision into reality by creating Denver Days, a program during the first week of August that encourages neighbors to get to know their neighbors by hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings.

Denver Days Event Criteria:
To be considered a Denver Days event, events must fit any to all of the below criteria:
~ Neighbor to neighbor focus
~ Service projects with neighborhood improvement focus
~ Cultural showcase events
~ Residential street events
~ Neighborhood focused at neighborhood (smaller) parks
~ Small business discounts/convenings for community members
~ Apolitical

Denver Days Benefits:
During Denver Days, the City offers waived park permit fees for Denver Days events. In addition, the City provides free street barricades for block parties.

To register go to: www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-days.html

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West Colfax BID: 2016 The Year of Green

Learn about the artistic crosswalks on West Colfax, West Colfax Food Co-op, and matching grants to businesses for planters.

Join the West Colfax BID for Microbrews, Free Appetizers, Little Man ice cream and music from the Hell Fire & String Band. Additional parking across the street at the Lake Steam Baths Sponsored by the West Colfax Food Co-op & West Colfax BID.

April 19, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Seed Stock Brewery
3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Year of Green

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