Denver’s Leaf Drop Program Begins Monday
Weekday drop-off sites open through December 8
The leaves are changing colors and will soon fall, but make sure they don’t fall on Denver’s streets or in the trash! Starting Monday, October 2, turn fallen leaves into compost through Denver Recycles’ LeafDrop program. Weekday drop-off sites will be open to Denver residents through Friday, December 8. The leaves collected through this program will be turned into a high-quality compost, which will be made available for Denver residents to purchase in May.
Weekday Drop-Off Sites
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.mm to 2:00 p.m.
- Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (Quebec St. & Cherry Creek Dr. South)
- Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (Just south of I-70 on Havana St.)
Please note, all leaves must be in secured bags (paper bags are preferred) and dropped-off during hours of operation, otherwise it is considered illegal dumping.
Another way to be environmentally friendly, break the plastic bag habit and use paper bags when raking fallen leaves instead – paper bags can also be composted! Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware are teaming up to give away 25,000 paper leaf bags this year! Beginning Monday, Denver residents can print a coupon for a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop. The coupon can be redeemed at participating Denver area Ace Hardware stores.
Help us manage the LeafDrop program by following these guidelines:
- Bring your leaves in paper leaf bags, if possible.
- Drop-off sites and free Ace Hardware paper bag offer is for Denver residents only.
- Jack-O-Lanterns and pumpkins will be accepted for composting at drop-off sites.
- Make sure leaves do not contain branches or other materials.
- Never rake or blow leaves into the street, as this clogs storm sewers and street sweepers.
Weekend LeafDrop sites will be coming soon in November! More details on dates and locations can be found at www.denvergov.org/leafdrop.
LeafDrop is sponsored by Denver Recycles, in partnership with Ace Hardware and A1 Organics. For more information, please visit www.denvergov.org/DenverRecycles.
Denver Moves: Pedestrians & Trails Prioritization Survey
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
Click here to view the Fall 2017 Activity Guide.
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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
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.
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.”