Strategic Acquisition Plan

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Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) has developed a Strategic Acquisition Plan to guide the growth of an equitable, sustainable and resilient parks and recreation system for a healthier Denver. The Strategic Acquisition Plan builds off Game Plan and the Legacy Fund Five-Year Plan to provide the foundation upon which the Acquisition Program will be built and implemented. The plan provides a clear framework for decision-making that identifies priorities, describes strategies and explains criteria for success associated with completing and funding future acquisitions. The plan also identifies a toolbox that combines funding mechanisms and real estate techniques. 

Download the final plan

View the StoryMap to see highlights on recent and current acquisitions.

View a visual summary of the Strategic Acquisition Plan

Public Outreach

To assist with this planning effort, DPR has hired Design Workshop which has a long track record of working with both the City and County of Denver and other local and regional municipalities on strategic planning.

DPR is committed to a collaborative planning process with multiple opportunities for public engagement. Outreach efforts will include online engagement tools such as surveys and virtual meetings and presentations. Until guidelines allow in-person contact and exposure all public input opportunities will be virtual.

The acquisition planning process begins with extensive research and analysis on the historic development of Denver’s park system and best practices and case studies as well as mapping related to the acquisition focus areas. The Strategic Acquisition Plan’s vision, goals and outcomes will be developed by community input, Technical Focus Area Groups, a Technical Partners Group and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Public Hearing

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) heard public comments on the proposed Strategic Acquisition Plan on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at their regular meeting. 
View the presentation(PDF, 3MB) | Review the draft plan(PDF, 4MB) 

Public Survey 2:

[survey closed 4/12/2021]

Public Meeting 2:

March 11, 2021 | 5:30 p.m.
Watch the video recording | En español

Public Survey #1

[Survey closed 12/2020]

Public Meeting 1:

October 22, 2020
View meeting presentation  


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