November 2012

Dear University Park Neighbor,

Thank you to all that attended the UPCC General meeting in October. It was nice to see some new faces as well as familiar ones. I think we all enjoyed hearing about the development plans of various places throughout our neighborhood. There will be notes from the meeting in the next issue of the UPCC UPWords.

Over the past six years of my volunteering with the UPCC, I have been spearheading our two annual events: Sing and Sleigh Bells in December and the July 4th Parade. Both these events provide fun for the entire neighborhood and 100s of neighbors attend. After six years of organizing these events, it is time for a passing of the torch. I am hoping someone reading this email might be the person to take the torch. If you love University Park and you want to give a little back, please email me at to talk about helping with these great events.

The following are the announcements for November 2012.

  • Happy Halloween. Here are some Halloween safety reminders from District 3 Police.
  • Friday, November 2nd, from 9am-11am UPark Elementary Open House. Come and learn more about our neighborhood school. Learn more.
  • Large Item Pick Up is in our neighborhood this month. View the schedule.
  • Save the date for the Sing and Sleigh Bells. Sunday, December 2nd, from 4:30 – 6:30pm at Observatory Park. Learn more.
  • UPCC is looking for “feature” writers to contribute a human interest story for our UPWords publication once or twice a year. If interested, email

  • Would you be interested in designing a logo for the UPCC? If so, email
  • During the night of 10/24 on west side of McWilliams Park and at 8:30am on 10/26 at Warren and Adams, three coyotes were spotted . Read the hazing tips from the City of Denver.
  • Don’t know what to do with all your leaves? Denver has a leaf recycling program. Learn more.
  • A 500-room Westin hotel and a Light Rail Line Station are slated for DIA and opening in 2016. Learn More.
  • Our UPWords is delivered 5 times a year, all by volunteers. We need someone to distribute the newsletters on the following blocks. Can you help?
    • 2300 S. Josephine
    • 2600 S. Josephine
    • 2400 S. Milwaukee
    • 2600 S. Milwaukee
    • 2300 S. Adams
    • 2600 S. Adams
  • Sidewalk Snow Removal Referral List: The following are the neighborhood submissions for snow removal help. All these vendors will charge a fee for services and it was suggested, that you call and arrange service and quotes BEFORE a snow fall.
    • Neighborhood Helping Hand
      Cody Pool / Owner
      303-698-0750 office, 720-206-9680 cell
    • Connor Chidley’s University Park Lawn and Landscape
      Connor Chidley
    • The Street Family (Dad and teenage sons)
      Live on 2300 S. block of Cook St.
      email Mom Susan at
      Dad John 720-971-8675
      Niko (19) 720-289-0456
      Enzo (16) 720-207-7698
    • D & D Lawn Service (provides shoveling services)
      Doug Kreiling
      c: 303-408-1178
  • Here is the City’s website for snow removal.
  • Learn about ways you can support the UPCC.

List of Upcoming Neighborhood Events: 

  • Friday, November 2nd, from 9am-11am UPark Elementary Open House. Come and learn more about our neighborhood school. Learn more.
  • Tuesday, November 6th, Colorado International School Tea Party.
  • Tuesday, November 6th, 7pm UPCC Board Meeting. For agenda items and info–
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 6-8pm “Explore More at Merrill Middle School” 1551 S. Monroe Street – Call 720.424.0600 for more info.
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM University Park Mothers Club is hosting a “ Meet the Principal Night” with University Park Elementary principal Dana Williams. Email for more info.
  • Wednesday, November. 14, 7pm DUGood Neighbors Meetings at DU’s Sturm Hall. Come and let know your comments, suggestions, and hear about DU events, especially those that affect the UP Neighborhood. Learn More.
  • Saturday evening, November 17th, Chamberlin Observatory Open House.
  • Sunday, December 2nd, 4:30 – 6:30, UPCC hosts the 2012 Sing and Sleigh Bells at Observatory Park. Learn more.

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

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