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Cranmer Park Sundial Terrace Construction Updates

POSTED » October 30th, 2017

UPDATE: 12/9 from DPR and the Save Our Sundial Committee:
Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) is pleased to inform the Cranmer Park community that the Sundial Terrace project will begin this month. Please join the Save our Sundial Committee, The Park People, Council District 5 and DPR in celebrating the reconstruction of the Sundial Terrace on December 18th, 2017 at 1:30PM.

To ensure future generations enjoy this much-loved landmark, the design utilizes contemporary construction practices and will effectively address the factors that have resulted in the terrace’s deterioration. The design also preserves the features that define the unique elements of the sandstone terrace such as the sundial and mosaic mountain panorama.

Site preparation will begin in December 2017 and construction is anticipated to be completed in September 2018. During construction, the terrace and adjacent parking lot will remain closed to the public.

DPR appreciates the extensive support expressed by The Park People and the Save our Sundial committee for partnering on this reconstruction project. With their generous help, this project will ensure that the community continues to enjoy this treasure for years to come.

 


UPDATE: 11/13 (thanks to Denise Sanderson for these updates from the Committee):
The Save Our Sundial Committee of The Park People has received word from Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation that KRISCHE, the selected contractor for the reconstruction of the Sundial Plaza will be erecting the construction fencing around the entire plaza early this week. Notices that the parking lot is closed were placed at the plaza last week. It is anticipated that construction will begin as soon as possible after the final contract clears City Council – this may be in December, but more likely will be in January 2018.  It will be exciting for construction to begin after our many years of fundraising and the challenges faced with the bidding process. Donations are still welcome! To donate or for additional information please visit SaveOurSundial.com


Initial Post: 10/30:
Recently the city received 311 calls/reports regarding the terrace’s deteriorating conditions. After inspection by the city’s operations team, it was determined that the conditions now present public safety concerns and they have placed orange cones in areas where pavers are loose and will be placing fencing around the terrace on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to close the terrace to public use. Signs will also be placed at the terrace indicating closure and providing information regarding the anticipated construction schedule. Additionally, the city has developed this Cranmer Closure FAQ to help respond to inquiries.

Contracting for the complete reconstruction of the terrace is underway. It is anticipated that construction with begin in early 2018, weather permitting. In the coming weeks, the temporary fencing will be placed with construction fencing by the reconstruction project contractor. The Save Our Sundial Committee of The Park People and DPR thank you for your understanding and continued support for this project.

Please join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting

POSTED » October 5th, 2017

Please join us for the Annual Meeting of the Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association
Date/sun dialTime: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
Location: Graland Fieldhouse, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Address:  55 Clermont Street.

Enter via 1 st Avenue gate thru the south doors to the Fieldhouse.  Follow signs to the 2nd floor conference room.

There will be updates on projects in and around the neighborhood. We will hear from our elected officials and our Denver Police Dept. representative(s). Nominations for Directors have closed – nominations must have been received by Oct 20, 2017 (5 days prior to this meeting).  Our slate of Directors to be elected to serve until 2020 includes the following Hilltop residents:  Randy Burgess, Larry Cohen, Jeff Cuneo, Larry Donovan, JoAnna Moldow, Jeff Poland, Steven Segal, Ann Spoor, Susan Sweeney, Pat Wall, and Andrew Walvoord

We hope to see you there!

Agenda for Meeting with list of nominees:  Annual Meeting Agenda 2017

Hilltop Halloween Parade Thank You!

POSTED » September 21st, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Hilltop Halloween Parade  –  our annual costume parade and party which starts at Cranmer Park near the Sundial and then winds its way down 2nd Avenue through the neighborhood to Robinson Park for a post-parade celebration. The beautiful weather, delicious pizza, fun games and great neighborhood community made this another terrific event. We would like to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers, co-sponsors and coordinators who made this event possible.

Many thanks to Kelli Barton Real Estate: Coldwell Banker Devonshire, Denice Reich and Stephanie Goldammer: RE/Max Alliance, The Hilltop Squad – Carmelo Paglialunga and Peter Blank, Jack Zamora, MD, Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta, Park Burger, Pete’s Fruits & Vegetables and the members of the CPHCA. Sponsorship dollars cover all of the event permitting and rental fees, games, prizes, pizza and treats. Additionally, sponsors donated their time and energy to put on this event. We would like to extend a special thank you to Denice Reich and Stephanie Goldammer for coordinating this year’s parade. Thank you both so much for your time, hard work and leadership!

We also wish to thank all the neighbors who donated canned food items to send the Denver Rescue Mission – we delivered three large plastic tubs of canned food items this year.

We are looking for a new parade coordinator for next year – someone who likes to throw parties or loves the parade and wants to see this wonderful neighborhood tradition continue.  Please contact us for more information.

Many thanks from all of us in The Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association

 

Celebrate Independence Day at our Community Picnic on July 1, 2017

POSTED » May 30th, 2017

Join us at Cranmer Park for a good old fashioned Independence Day picnic on Saturday, July 1st from 6:00pm until the last sparkle of the Glendale Fireworks, beautifully visible from the park.

We’ll have an assortment of sweet and savory food trucks and The
Denver Municipal Brass Band will play patriotic, jazz and popular music while we wait for the Glendale Fireworks to begin, typically around 9 or 9:30pm when it becomes dark enough.  You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets and beverages, along with lawn chairs, blankets and games to play.  Be sure to arrive early to meet the Denver Fire Department’s Fire Crew and see their Fire Engine up close – kids love this!

This relaxing and fun event is co-hosted by the Cranmer Park-Hilltop Civic Association and City Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman.

Help us spread the word for this fun event with your neighbors throughout the Hilltop, Crestmoor, Mayfair, Hale and Cherry Creek North neighborhoods.

Food trucks coming to our July 1 event are:

Wheels on Fire – awesome, wood fired pizza with a delicious variety of traditional and gourmet topping styles.
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs – wide and wild variety of gourmet dogs from the Alaska Reindeer Sausage to the German Veal Brat and the gold standard Hebrew National Hot Dog. Whatever your choice, it’s sure to be delicious.
Roll It Up Sushi – street rolls, bowls and amazing sides.  Their mission is simple: take haute sushi mobile.
Beef King – authentic Chicago-style Italian Beef sandwiches and more.  Vegan and Gluten free options available.

Save room for the sweet stuff!   Both back by popular demand and super delicious: High Point Creamery &  Gigi’s Cupcakes

eNewsletter: Fall 2012

POSTED » October 8th, 2012

Annual Meeting and Elections

Wednesday, October 24th, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association Annual Meeting
Carson Elementary School Auditorium, East 1st Avenue & Grape Street

Committee reports will be made and Directors will be elected to serve until 2015. Nominations for Directors may be sent to Andrea Dikeou, 300 Bellaire Street, Denver, CO 80220. Nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman and Officer Tony Burkhardt will speak. There will also be an updates about the Sundial restoration, Trader Joe’s at 9th & Colorado.

The Annual Hilltop Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 28th, 11am-1pm

Meet at Cranmer Park by the Sundial and parade over to Robinson Park with your neighbors and friends for pizza, games and goodies. Please remember to bring canned food donations for the Denver Rescue Mission. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Lisa Peloso at lpeloso1@yahoo.com.

Sponsored by Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association, Nest and Denice Reich, Re/Max Central Alliance

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eNewsletter: Fall 2011

POSTED » October 24th, 2011

Annual Meeting and Board Election

Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30pm
Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association Annual Meeting
Carson Elementary School Auditorium, East 1st Avenue & Grape Street

Committee reports will be made and Directors will be elected to serve until 2014. Nominations for Directors may be sent to Andrea Dikeou, 300 Bellaire Street, Denver, CO 80220. Nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman and Officer Tony Burkhardt will speak. There will also be an update and slideshow about the new redevelopment plan for 9th & Colorado Blvd.

Hilltop Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 30th, 11am-1pm
Meet at Cranmer Park by the Sundial and parade over to Robinson Park with your neighbors and friends for pizza, games and goodies.

Please remember to bring a canned food donation for the Denver Rescue Mission. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Lisa Peloso at Lpeloso1@yahoo.com
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eNewsletter: Spring 2011

POSTED » May 15th, 2011

Cranmer Park Celebration

Saturday, May 7th, 9-10am

Come join your friends and neighbors for coffee and fun, free activities for the kids!

Denver Parks and Recreation is holding a Sundial Renovation kick-off event at Cranmer Park to inform members of the community about the fundraising efforts and plans to rebuild Sundial Plaza.
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eNewsletter: Fall 2010

POSTED » October 8th, 2010

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association eNewsletter. You can learn about upcoming events and information here, but we sure to visit the website at www.DenverHilltop.com for updates throughout the year.
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