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Bonnie Brae Annual Picnic – Sunday, Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming Annual Bonnie Brae Picnic! The popular event starts at 11:30 p.m.; food will be be served at noon. In addition to the traditional hamburgers and brats, many of our local neighborhood sponsors will be supplying some tasty additions such as pizza, ice cream and cake. Please feel free to bring your favorite side dish to share if you are so inclined.

For the kids, we will have a face painter and the annual bike parade!

We are looking for a few strong and bold to help with set-up for the picnic. Anyone who has some time to help, please come to the park at 10 a.m.

Have you seen the recent upgrades made to the
Washington Park Loop Road?

Lane re-configurations addressed congestion points that were prone to vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian conflicts, and now include a two-way pedestrian lane and two unidirectional lanes for wheel-based recreation.

Change can sometimes be uncomfortable, so in order to maintain the safety of all users on the roadway, increased park ranger patrols will be monitoring for compliance with park rules such as:

  • Speed limits: 15 miles per hour
  • Proper direction of travel
  • Correct lane usage

View the Loop Road project FAQ here. More details can be found here. Full citywide park rules and regulations can be found at www.denvergov.org/ParkRules

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Click here to view the Fall 2017 Activity Guide.

Let pocketgov help you take on living in the Mile High City! With the My Neighborhood tool from pocketgov.com, you can explore upcoming special events near you, like farmers’ markets and parades, and find the closest B-Cycle to get you there!

Interested in spending the day at your local pool or library instead? Use pocketgov’s Virtual Keychain feature to store your Denver Public Library, Recreation Center and MY Denver cards on any device for easy, on-the-go use.

Create a personalized profile with pocketgov today for direct access to all the Denver services, schedules, and information most important to you!  Get started with pocketgov.com.

There is always something going on at the library – book clubs, story times for babies and kids, knitting and gardening. And don’t forget you can check out books and DVD’s! To learn more, click here.

The Eugene Field Branch is located at 810 S. University Blvd. 80209 Phone: 720-865-0240

Hours: Mon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed:12-8 p.m. Thu: 12-8 p.m. Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: closed


DU Campus Master Plan

The University of Denver (DU) recently launched its Campus Master Plan process—a planning effort that will create a blueprint to guide the evolution of the physical and built environment on and around the campus.

This is a unique planning effort in that it will not only examine the campus, but also its edges. The goal is to promote greater interactions with neighboring communities, commercial areas and parks, as well as to improve transportation, pedestrian, and bicycling systems for the entire area.

You may have come to one of the kick-off open forums hosted at DU last month, which were attended by community members, students, faculty and staff. Throughout the planning process, DU will continue to work with the community to gather your ideas and vision for the future of the area.

After last month’s forums, DU released a survey to gather feedback on priorities for the kinds of spaces and places the community would like on and around campus, as well as ideas to support mobility and sustainability. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the project at impact.du.edu/master-plan and complete the survey.

The process will continue into early 2018 and there will be ongoing opportunities to provide input, attend forums and receive updates.

Denver Partners on New Tool for Easier, More Convenient Parking!

Denver– People parking in city-owned lots now have a new way to pay. Denver Public Works is partnering with Parkmobile, LLC, to allow commuters to use their smartphones to pay for off-street parking spaces and receive notifications when their time is expiring.

“Any hurdles associated with paying for parking impacts how quickly people can get to where they want to go,” said Cindy Patton, Parking and Mobility Services Manager for Denver Public Works. “This new technology will allow people to park, pay via their mobile device, and not be required to stop or wait in line at a pay station. We are excited to provide this new mobile payment option that provides greater customer service to our residents and visitors so they can get to and from their destinations more efficiently.”

To use the new Parkmobile system, customers must create an account using the free mobile app (available for iPhone and Android), online at www.parkmobile.com, or by calling the toll-free number posted at the participating lots. Mobile app users can submit payments by phone and receive expiration alerts, decreasing the chance of parking fines, as Right of Way Enforcement agents will be able to verify the payment wirelessly.

A nominal Parkmobile transaction fee is charged for each parking session, in addition to the regularly charged parking fees. The app will recognize a customer’s location, provide parking duration options, and complete the purchase.

Parkmobile will be offered at all seven of the surface public parking lots Denver Public Works manages. Most public parking lots are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Acme Lot – 1430 14th Street
  • Auraria Lot – 1310 Larimer Street
  • Bannock Lot – 1345 North Bannock Street
  • Chestnut Lot – 2004 Chestnut Place
  • Firehouse Lot – 1322 Blake Street
  • North Elati Lot – 1395 N. Elati Street (open nights and weekends only)
  • South Elati Lot – 1309 North Elati Street

About Parkmobile

Parkmobile, LLC, is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking and mobility related services.  The Parkmobile network spans across more than 2,000 locations, including 36 of the top 100 cities in the U.S.

Beautifying the Tree Bank Opposite 2380 E. Ohio Ave.

Many of us walk the neighborhood, especially en route to the park, library, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream  or drive down E. Ohio Ave. This year I’ve taken it upon myself to spruce up the tree bank opposite 2380 E Ohio Ave, that weedy dusty patch between the parking lot entrance to the Bonnie Brae Tavern and the alley entrance.  I’ve been working with The Park People who have awarded three street trees for that area. While it’s exciting to add life to that ugly blight many of us see often, there is a cost associated with contracting the landscapers to help plant, mulch, etc. Should any of you like to chip in on this project, it would be greatly appreciated!  Anything will help.

Anne: 303-941-0913

 Alley Art Continues to Make the News

Our neighborhood Bonnie Brae Alley Art Consortium continues to gain recognition for the unique, fun, different, entertaining Alley Art that they have been placing throughout the Bonnie Brae neighborhood.
The group even made the front page of the Denver Post back on  Feb. 8, 2010.  The very applicable headline, “Neighbors make mosaics for the Bonnie Brae area and end up piecing together a community.”

If you are interested in participating please visit www.bonniebraealleyart.com. You can also send an email to bbaa@bonniebraealleyart.com or call Wendy Lesko at 303-860-7075.