City Park Legal Fund

$30,885 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 274 people in 29 months
J.D. MacFarlane, and several other palintiffs, through attorney Aaron Goldhamer, have filed suit in Denver District Court against the City of Denver and various officials concerning the City's plan to install a large stormwater facility in City Park Golf Course, which is designated parkland.  The project will be enormously expensive, close the parkland for up to two years, may require destruction of a clubhouse built only 15 years ago, require the removal of 180 to several hundred trees, and is designed to protect the controversial I-70 expansion and other development (but won't give proper flood protection in other areas, while taking enormous funding away from needed projects).

The lawsuit will require payment of court filing fees as well as costs related to expert witnesses and other expenses of litigation.

Can you help this effort to protect your parkland?  Your contribution TODAY will help us plan for what we can do going forward.  We'd appreciate it very much!

THANK YOU!!!

If you would like to send a check instead of donating online, please make it out to Keating Wagner Polidori Free, P.C., with "MacFarlane Costs" in the memo line, and mail to 1290 Broadway, Suite 600, Denver, CO 80203.

***Please note that your contribution will not result in an attorney-client relationship being formed between you and anyone involved with this lawsuit***
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Dear CPFAN Member,

SEE YOU THERE!!! JUST 1 HOUR

TOMORROW, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT 8:30 AM, DENVER CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE COMING TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF ON CITY PARK GOLF COURSE.
COULD THERE BE A BETTER TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO SAVE 261 TREES AND THE ECOSYSTEM AT CITY PARK GOLF COURSE.IT IS NOT A DONE DEAL.
Meet up at 8:30 AM at 26th Ave and York St. in front of the club house ( Bogey's)

Coverage on CPGC:

http://www.westword.com/slideshow/protesters-rally-at-now-closed-city-park-golf-course-9653835/29
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/11/01/city-park-golf-course-2
https://robertjprince.net/2017/11/02/i-70-water-diversion-in-denver-a-part-of-a-more-comprehensive-plan-or-d-i-a-revisited/
https://denver.streetsblog.org/2017/10/27/denver-judge-city-park-flood-plan-may-be-thinly-veiled-subterfuge-to-widen-i-70/
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Dear Loyal Supporters,
REMINDER: VIGIL TONIGHT, CPGC, 6PM
The judge agreed with us that Mayor Hancock's plan to destroy historic CPGC was bad for the park and for the community and the drainage plan could be tied to Highway I 70 expansion.....but his hands were tied by Denver's Zoning code that makes Hancock a virtual dictator over Denver parks. We lost the battle but we can still win the war.

NOW it is time for the citizens to express their sorrow, anger, frustration and wish that Hancock find anther way to solve the drainage issues.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE 261 TREES that have been condemned to death to make way for the drain etc. COME TONIGHT FOR ALL OR PART OF THE VIGIL TO SAVE THE TREES.

WHEN: Tonight, Wednesday, Nov 1 , 6-8PM
WHERE: 26th & York St, CPGC, in front of the club house.
Bring a flash light or candle. Wear warm clothes. Family friendly.
Photo by Kevin Beaty of Denverite
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Dear Loyal Supporters,
We have some good news that the seemingly negative decision in the CPGClaw suit decision may have a silver lining. Read about it here: https://tinyurl.com/y823oh6j'

IMPORTANT EVENT
Please join us this Wednesday, November 1, at 6:00 to 7:00 PM for a peaceful, candle light vigil in honor of the 261 trees that Mayor Hancock intends to chop down in City Park Golf Course to make way for a part of a huge, industrial drainage project to keep Highway I-70 expansion from flooding.
We hope that the love and attachment that Denver resident have for those trees, an important part of our valuable urban canopy, will move city officials to reconsider thier unfortunate decision to deprive the community of a part of its heritage, trees that will be irreplaceable in our lifetimes, handed down from the many generations of Denverites who have gone before us.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: 26th Ave & York St., 80205, in front of the Club House, Bogey's.
Bring a flash light and/or candles. Dress warmly.
Family friendly.

Here is interesting information about a study that was done in London to value thier urban trees. It holds some real surprises:
http://www.treeconomics.co.uk/projects/londoni-tree

Enjoy this beautiful photograph taken in CPGC by Kevin J. Beaty of Denverite. Our thanks to Kevin for his work on our behalf. See more: https://www.denverite.com/look-vigil-doomed-trees-city-park-golf-course-44885/

We hope to see you at the vigil on this Wednesday.

As always, we could not have done all of this without your generous support. Thank you.

Bridget Walsh
Funds Committee
Evening in Denver City Park Golf Course
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George E. Mayl
28 months ago

Supporting the City Park Legal Fund would be money well spent. Keep your hands off OUR parks and voters have a long memory come election time. Where do I send the check?

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Raised by 274 people in 29 months
Created June 23, 2016
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Jessica Tribolet
13 months ago
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Where have all mature trees gone? Long time passing. Where have all mature trees gone? Long time ago. Where have all mature trees gone? Gone to development everyone! When will they ever learn? Oh when will they ever learn?

BB
$20
Barbara Berryman
13 months ago

Thank you for fighting for what the citizens of Denver want. Stopping this egregious set of projects that do not benefit our community, but instead further the interests of private developers.

SE
$500
Sarah Edgell
14 months ago

This is such an important case - hope to see people today in court supporting

RH
$75
Rita Hughes
15 months ago

Thank you for your dedication and hard work Aaron!

$250
Kayvan Khalatbari-Limaki
15 months ago
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Keep pushing!

George E. Mayl
28 months ago

Supporting the City Park Legal Fund would be money well spent. Keep your hands off OUR parks and voters have a long memory come election time. Where do I send the check?

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