City Park Legal Fund

$20,169 of $20k goal

Raised by 168 people in 10 months
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Aaron Goldhamer  DENVER, CO
J.D. MacFarlane, through attorney Aaron Goldhamer, has 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 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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Update 11
Posted by Aaron Goldhamer
22 hours ago
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Dear CPGC Supporters,

Great news! The Democrats oppose funding for P2PH.

The Executive Committee of the Denver Democratic Party passed a Resolution on April 17, 2017, urging :

"...public servants to not fund the P2PH [Platte to Park Hill drainage project] and instead fund long-identified other drainage projects [ in Denver]." Read the entire resolution :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3tj3PB9uPWZeklsYkVwM1pqZU9lNTlhdmMzM0tTbW96Nnd3/view?usp=sharing

This Resolution was passed on to the members of Denver City Council and Denver's state legislators.

You could add your voice to this request by emailing your City Council person and your state legislators.
• . Denver City Council:
https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-city-council/council-members.html

• . Colorado General Assembly: http://leg.colorado.gov/find-my-legislator

We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support for our efforts to save historic City Park Golf Course from destruction. We will keep you posted on our progress.
Enjoy this video on the value of open space to cities.

Warmest regards,
Bridget Walsh
Funds Committee
The value of Open Space to a city.
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Update 10
Posted by Aaron Goldhamer
5 days ago
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Thank you, everyone who has donated money , time and moral support for the law suit to save historic City Park Golf Course (CPGC)from destruction.

A special thanks to Constance Mortell, for her recent donation of $1000. Constance has been a faithful supporter, both moral and monetary, for our cause.

Every donation is important, no matter the size. Every voice is crucial to spread the word about the value of irreplaceable, public, open spaces like CPGC.

Enjoy these articles on the value of public lands.
http://www.eastshorepark.org/benefits_of_parks%20tpl.pdf . and http://www.earthshare.org/2015/06/parks.html

Enjoy the video ( not great quality) of the history of Tom Bendelow, the Johnny Appleseed of US and Canadian golf courses and the designer of CPGC. CPGC is an important historic treasure and worth preserving.

Warmest regards,
Bridget Walsh
Funds Committee
Tom Bendelow, Designer CPGC.
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Update 9
Posted by Aaron Goldhamer
7 days ago
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THANK YOU to all who have donated to save historic City Park Golf Course from destruction.

Thanks to you, we are just $2300 away from our goal of $20,000. It would be great to hit the goal by the end of this week.

Please pass this message along to others who might welcome an opportunity to donate to save an historic, pristine, publicly owned, open space in Denver.

We thought that you would enjoy reading an article about the threat to CPGC from the Cultural Landscape Foundation: https://tinyurl.com/k3xcv49

You might also be interested in reading our last legal pleading: https://tinyurl.com/me25whj

Again, thank you to all who have donated to this worthwhile cause. The entire legal team is deeply appreciative of your support.

Every donation is a sign of the importance that the community places on our historical heritage and on the value of our irreplaceable, public, open land.

If you would be interested in hosting a fund raising event in your home or ????, please contact Bridget Walsh: denverbridget@gmail.com / 720.440.3562
Any size of event would be welcomed.

Thanks to all who have helped this effort to save CPGC. We look forward to a big victory party. The case is scheduled to begin its court hearing on August 21, 2017.

You can make your donation on line. Enter your name on your donation so that your friends might be encouraged to donate too.... or, you can make an anonymous donation.

If you would prefer 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. We can enter your donation by check on the GoFundMe site as an "off line" donation.

Donations are NOT tax deductible.

Thanks again for all of your help.
Bridget Walsh
Funds Committee


City Park Golf Course
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Update 8
Posted by Aaron Goldhamer
12 days ago
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THANKS TO YOU, WE'RE ALMOST THERE!

And thanks to a generous donation of $3000, from an anonymous donor, we are getting closer to reaching our first fundraising goal of $20,000.

This effort is to support the law suit to save historic City Park Golf Course (CPGC) from destruction by the City of Denver.

This law suit is being brought, pro bono, by Denver attorney, Aaron Goldhamer, of the law firm Keating, Wagner, Polidori & Free.

Read Aaron's latest pleading and learn about the suit and about CPGC: https://tinyurl.com/me25whj

Thank you so much for all of your help. Please pass this email on to your Facebook friends and your email lists and help us make it to the finish line.

Warmest regards,
Bridget Walsh
Funds Committee
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George E. Mayl
9 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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$20,169 of $20k goal

Raised by 168 people in 10 months
Created June 23, 2016
AG
Aaron Goldhamer  
TR
$100
Tracy Rackauskas
13 hours ago

My son loves playing golf with The First Tee at City Park!

$20
Anonymous
15 hours ago
$900
Kayvan Khalatbari
15 hours ago
KC
$50
Katherine Cornwell
17 hours ago
JS
$250
John Van Sciver
2 days ago
1
1

The planned P2PH 215 acre-foot detention lake will destroy City Park Golf Course as we know it. Loss of 280 trees will leave it as just another barren, expensive to play, "suburban" golf course.

KM
$100
Karen Miller
4 days ago
1
1
CM
$1,000
Constance Mortell
5 days ago (Offline Donation)
KP
$38
Ken Perkins
12 days ago

Donating the cost of a round of golf. CP is a great course at a great value!

MP
$50
Maggie Price
12 days ago
$3,000
Anonymous
12 days ago (Offline Donation)
George E. Mayl
9 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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