Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream
In 1912, Denver citizens voted to develop the Denver Mountain Parks and today many of these parks, such as Red Rocks, Summit Lake and Lookout Mountain, are the most-visited tourist sites in Colorado. Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream, written to celebrate the mountain parks' centennial, presents the complete history of the mountain parks from their beginnings to the present day. The book, illustrated with historic photographs and maps, showcases 72 new John Fielder photographs and 26 Then-and-Now images pairs. The Denver Mountain Parks preserve an important part of Colorado's history and provide a vital connection to open space today. Join us to learn about the mountain parks and how you can help insure their future for the next one hundred years.
Erika D. Walker, MS, one of the book's three co-authors, is a native Coloradan with a passion for preserving open space. She works as a writer and educator, and serves on the board of Bluff Lake Nature Center. She is the great-granddaughter of early Denver Mountain Parks advocate John Brisben Walker.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5
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