Dear Friends,
 
I write to you as our communities face the most challenging of times.  The coronavirus pandemic and the tragic death of George Floyd and other black Americans have illuminated deep-seated problems in our communities throughout the country.

On behalf of The Park People, I wish to express our support for so many individuals and families in our communities who are in pain – we hear you and we see you.  We thank those who are working for positive change – to make our society a safer, more whole, equitable place for all members of our community.

We know that, like every individual and organization, The Park People has an important role to play in creating a more whole and just society.  We denounce racism and other insidious forms of injustice.

We renew our commitment to supporting Denver’s parks and public spaces – to the civic spaces that elevate diverse perspectives and voices, facilitate public dialogue and the democratic process; to Denver’s shared gathering places that support community organizing and community building.

By supporting our parks, recreation resources, and forest in Denver’s historically underserved neighborhoods, we can help ensure that everyone has access to these critical resources that are essential to our health and quality of life.

It is The Park People’s privilege to work in partnership with diverse communities throughout Denver.  Amidst the turmoil and challenges of today, we stand by our commitment to serving and working alongside these communities – to listening to and learning from those we serve and to asking how we can help.  We know that in the process of this work, we can build connections and understanding and strengthen the fabric of our society.

Thank you for being a part of the Park People community.  Please continue to engage with us.  These issues are not easy, our perspectives are diverse, and the discussions can be uncomfortable.  But we value your input, and I invite you to reach out to me if you have thoughts you wish to share.

Thank you for helping our organization be a part of the solution, the healing, and the hopeful future we all seek to create.

Your partner in community,
 
 
Kim Yuan-Farrell
Executive Director
 
 
 
 
 
The Park People is a 51-year-old nonprofit organization preserving, enhancing, and
advocating for Denver's parks, recreation resources, open space and urban forest. We have engaged our community in completing more than 50 capital improvement projects in parks and planting more than 60,000 trees, providing more than $60M in community benefits.  Join us!

The Park People   |   1510 S. Grant Street   |   Denver, CO 80210
303.722.6262   |   www.TheParkPeople.org
 
 
          
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