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parks

168 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Mayor Michael Hancock, DIANE BARRETT, Chris Herndon, Albus Brooks, Paul Kashmann, Wayne New, Debbie Ortega, Jolon Clark, Kevin Flynn, Stacie Gilmore, RAFAEL ESPINOZA, MARY BETH SUSMAN, ROBIN KNIECH, PAUL LOPEZ, Happy Haynes, Alan Salazar, John Hickenlooper

SIGN PETITION:Save Denver's Historic City Park Golf Course From Destruction

SIGN PETITION TO STOP DENVER'S MAYOR HANCOCK FROM DESTROYING AN HISTORIC PUBLIC PARK TO PUT IN AN INDUSTRIAL  STORM DRAINAGE  SUMP With NO vote of the people. City Park Golf Course (CPGC) is a part of Denver's "Crown Jewel", City Park. Both are listed on the National & State Registers of Historic Places. Denver's Mayor Hancock wants to destroy historic CPGC to install a 1965-style industrial, storm drainage sump on 50 acres of it. In the process, he proposes to cut down 285+ mature trees and destroy  acres of non renewable top soil and vegetation, the best, natural storm water mitigation system in the world. He would also knock down a popular club house built in  2001. The most affordable course in Denver that has served minority players since 1913, would be closed for at least two years.  He also proposes to install a toxic, dirt ditch in Cole and a large industrial outfall in historic Globeville. Both sites are located in the I-70 / Vasquez Superfund site . Residents will be exposed to toxic pollution when Denver digs in these sites and will be exposed to higher risks of flooding.    WHY? In Denver's race back to 1965, they want to expand polluting Interstate Highway 70 (I70), in minority neighborhoods.  They plan to bury I70, 20 feet below the water table, in a flood plain, next to a river. To keep I70 from flooding,they want to turn the "free land" in City Park Golf Course into a regional storm drainage sump complete with big pipes, trash and toxic water. They want to use neighborhoods regardless of health and safety risks to residents.  Many of the Mayor's backers have also bought land down by the river  for new development. They want the residents of Denver to pick up the tab for their storm drainage  and the price would include destruction of a beloved park. There are much better alternatives.  Runners, walkers, skiers, families, dog walkers and more, all use this peaceful, unfenced, beautiful open space for recreation, peace, relaxation and calm. CPGC affords a natural storm water mitigation system that would be the envy of any progressive city. The Mayor's plan would unfortunately include the loss of hundreds big trees and vegetation that take harmful carbon from the air and provide us with life giving oxygen. Once gone, park land is gone forever. Denver can not afford to lose any more of it's precious park land to unfettered development.  This can not happen. Please sign our petition to tell Mayor Hancock to come up with a solution that does not include the destruction of precious park land or sacrifice our neighborhoods to man made flooding and toxic pollution.     

CITY PARK FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS
3,741 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Bill Clarkson, Dave Hudson, Harry Sachs, Phil O'Loane, Scott Perkins

Stop the Sale of Mudd's Beautiful Land

Neighbors, Our City Council recently voted, behind closed doors and without a public hearing, to continue negotiations to sell one of the most beautiful pieces of land in San Ramon—the site of the old Mudd's Restaurant. There is no other spot in San Ramon that is so wild and yet so accessible. It is right off Crow Canyon, but when you are there the noise and traffic feel a million miles away. It was bought by the City in 2008 for over $2 million using taxpayer dollars to be a public park, and now they are trying to sell it. Because it has been allowed to go into disrepair, the current appraisal is only $1.2 mil. WE own this land! IF they sell it, the City will only get less than $50K for their investment of $2 mil plus costs like fencing it, removing trees and fixing a mudslide. What will WE get? Another office building, more traffic. What will we lose? 2+ acres of absolutely gorgeous land, peace and quiet, space for our children, pets, an afternoon stroll. The old parking lot alone has 22 heritage trees ranging in diameter from 15"to over 36". It is surrounded on 3 sides by a creek that still is running (with rapids!) in June. And, it adjoins the Crow Canyon Community Garden and picnic area—another 7.5-acres. Put together, we would have a magnificent 10-acre park with a beautiful community center (the architecture of the old Mudd's building is stunning) and shaded BBQ areas. City leaders are saying they have to sell as part of the State unwinding of its Redevelopment Agency. But they don't. They could insist on their rights to keep it, they could buy it back, they could exchange it for another piece of land they own which has no delicate habitats (like creeks) and no mature native trees. It was bought to be a park and should remain a park. Please sign below to tell our Mayor and Council to stop the negotiations and look for alternatives to save this irreplaceable land.  And please help us get to 3000 signatures by posting the links to this petition on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere, and emailing then to your friends and neighbors. Here are the short links: Bit.ly/SaveMudds Bit.ly/SaveMuddsDoc Thanks for taking a stand to save our city from turning into a concrete jungle. Franette Armstrong   PS Scroll down a bit to see all the updates and articles I've posted!  

Franette Armstrong
895 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to City of Virginia Beach, Disc golf community

Reform old Owl's Creek Golf course into Disc Golf Course

The Owl's Creek Golf course just down the road from the resort area in Virginia Beach closed its gates in the summer of 2016. The land has sat vacant since then. I propose that the existing area be remade into a beautiful disc golf course. The city currently has 2 Parks and Recreation run courses, Bayville and Munden Point. Both courses are great, however, they both have their downsides. Munden Point is a long drive to play, being almost to the North Carolina state line; Bayville is a small, tight, wooded course located not far from the Chesapeake Beach area of the city. Bringing a third course to the city, in the resort area, would be beneficial in multiple ways and present a variety of opportunities. The space could be used in both the full area, with the private and city owned space creating the opportunity for two full courses while keeping the driving range for disc golf as well; however, a course could be put in just the city owned land taking away the driving range and using the seven holes north of the proshop. The possibility of using either option can not only do a tremendous aid in growing the sport, but being near the resort area can push the course as both a pro course and a family disc golf course. The city could make use of the resort area to attract use to the course, and have capital that could be profit or for upkeep of the course brought from disc rental, day passes, and annual passes. The existing proshop can be either made into a disc golf shop by the city, or leased to a private business owner to run and have the availability to provide new discs for tourists that want to give the sport a try. Lastly, the course, if done correctly, has the potential to attract a pro tier event to the city, bringing lots of business regarding disc golf to the area. An added perk to having a city run disc golf course that is solely dedicated to disc golf and not attached to another park is the opportunity for running specialty camps and clinics through parks and recreation or through renting out the course. Parents are always looking for new, no contact, sports to have their children start playing, so a camp or sports league could fit nicely in a dedicated course such as a location at Owl's Creek. Additionally, if lighting was added to illuminate the fairways, the course could be kept open until an appropriate hour to go along with the resort area night life. Lastly, something fun and different that could help attract tourism to the course would be to add a disc golf themed putt putt, making use of lights and obstacles to make it challenging and fun for families and avid players. Please take all of this into consideration, for there are many perks to putting a new disc golf course in where Owl's Creek Golf Course was located. 

Joshua Dreano
592 supporters