April 2013

Dear University Park Neighbor,

Thank you to all who voted for the new logo for the neighborhood.  You can see the winner in the header of this email and thank you again to neighbor and artist Betsy Welty who created the logo.

The following are the announcements for April 2013.

  • University Park Home Tour & Tour De Classics Car Show  is Sunday, May 5th:
  • The City of Denver is giving away FREE trees to plant on the west side of your home – in front, back, side yards or along the street.  Learn more and apply.
  • We need you to get involved in our neighborhood.  Here are some ways:
    • The UPCC is looking for someone to champion sidewalks in our neighborhood.  Email president@upcc.us to learn more.
    • We want to have a band in the park again this summer , but need someone to help organize it.   Email president@upcc.us to learn more.
  • Support the efforts to improve Prairie Park by eating out on Monday, April 29th, 11-10pm. The Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery  (near King Soopers) is hosting a “restaurant night” and will give back 10% of proceeds to the park Mention University Park when ordering.
  • District 3 Police Commander Joe Montoya invites you to participate in a 3 minute DPD survey. Take the survey.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm UPark neighbors are hosting a University Park DPS Articulation Event.
    • Learn about our three DPS neighborhood schools
    • Hear from principals from UPark Elementary, Merrill Middle School and South High School.
    • Contact Chris at schools@upcc.us to RSVP or learn more.
  • The UPCC UPWords is being delivered over the next 10 days.  If you do not recieve a copy, or if you’d like to help with distribution, please contact areacoord@upcc.us.
  • There are watering restrictions due to the drought .  Fines are steep.  Learn the rules.
  • University Park Elementary will be featured in Common Sense Media ‘s (CSM) Digital Citizenship Week celebration on Monday April 22 10:30 am.  UPark was chosen because of their high level of participation in CSM’s Digital Passport program, their enthusiastic parent support and staff-wide dedication to online and social media safety for their students.
  • April 13 – 14, 2013 is Doors Open Denver 2-day event celebrating the architecture and design of Denver.
    • Event is FREE
    • There are awesome “expert tours”
    • Theme is “Denver the City Beautiful – Then & Now”
    • There will be a city bike tour
    • Learn more.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Next UPCC General Meeting is Wednesday, May 1st .  Click for more info.
  • Treat yourself to the 11th Annual Ladies Night Out at the Schlessman Family YMCA, Friday, May 3, 5:00-9:00pm.  This is adonation based evening of “spa-like” services for all ladies of all ages.  Learn more.
  • Saturday, May 4th Clean-Up Day has been cancelled.
  • Safety Tip of Month:  Be sure to close your garage doors when entering the leaving the house and look out for your neighbor as well.
  • Community Vegetable Garden in Observatory Park.
    • Saturday, May 18th, at 1:00 p.m., for meeting with the Observatory Park vegetable garden volunteers. North/west corner at Fillmore and Warren.
    • Thursday, May 23. 5:30-7pm is planting day.
    • Volunteers are still welcome. Contact parks@upcc.us  or call 303-733-4902 to learn more.
  • The Neighborhood Garage Sale will be June 7 & 8.  Box stuff up and hold onto it until then. Additional Details.
    • If you want to participate, be on the map and/or to get on the Salvation Army pick up schedule, email gs@upcc.us
  • Learn about ways you can support the UPCC.

List of Upcoming Neighborhood Events: 

  • Saturday, April 13th from 11:30am-1:30pm Healthy Kids Day at the Schlessman YMCA.  All are invited; you need not be a member.  This event is free to the community!  Learn more.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Denver Parks and Rec Mobile Music Studio Tour Kick-OffLearn more.
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 13 – 14, 2013. Doors Open Denver “Denver the City Beautiful – Then & Now. ” Learn more.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm First Lady of Denver Bringing Back The Arts InitiativeLearn more.
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm UPark neighbors host a University Park DPS Articulation Event. Contact Chris at schools@upcc.us to RSVP or learn more
  • Tuesday, April 19  INC Parks/Rec Committee meeting, 6-8 PM at Heritage Club (Craft Room).  Info at parks@upcc.us.
  • Saturday evening, April 20th,8AM – 11AM Institute of Classical Architecture & Art: Columns & Coffee- St. Thomas Episcopal Church , Denver  Register here.
  • Saturday evening, April 20th, Chamberlin Observatory Open House .
  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 6pm University Park Elementary is hosting an event for parents and their children about online safety and social media usage .  Tips, support, information, and answers to parents questions will be addresses.  Email Mary_Foster@dpsk12.org  to RSVP.
  • Monday, April 29th, all day, fundraiser for Prairie Park at the Slotted Spoon Meatball EateryRSVP here.
  •  Wednesday, May 1st 6:30 – 8:15, UPCC General Meeting is Wednesday, May 1st. Click for more info.
  • Friday, May 3, 5:00-9:00pm, 11th Annual Ladies Night Out at the Schlessman Family YMCA.  Learn more.
  • Saturday, May 4th, 9 -noon, Free Mulch Give-Away sponsored by Garden Centers of Colorado.  Learn more. .
  • Sunday, May 5th, 2013 University Park Home Tour and Tour De Classics Car Show. Learn more.
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 10am, Colorado International School tea. Origin is Dubai.
  • Saturday, May 18th, at 1:00 p.m., for meeting with the Observatory Park vegetable garden volunteers. North/west corner at Fillmore and Warren.
  • Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7pm is planting day at the Observatory Park Community Garden contactparks@upcc.us for more info.
  • Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8, 2013 University Park Neighborhood Garage Sale. Additional Details.

The University Park Community Council, (UPCC) mission is to promote and enhance the quality of life in the University Park Neighborhood. Thank you for your continued support.


Dana Strand O’Connor, on behalf of the UPCC Board

To donate visit https://upcc.us/support.