Parks

The Parks and Parkways within our neighborhood include Cranmer Park, Robinson Park, Burns Park and 6th Avenue Parkway. The Association has been involved with the parks in our neighborhood by providing monetary grants as well as the recruitment of volunteers for park monitoring and garden maintenance.  Additionally, neighborhood volunteers serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Click here for more information about park hours, holding an event at one of Hilltop’s parks, pets in the park, etc.  Here is a Park rules overview:

  • No glass containers allowed at anytime
  • Only 3.2% alcoholic beverages allowed
  • All dogs must be on a leash unless they are in a designated dog park
  • Do not feed wildlife in the parks
  • Restrooms are open from May through September – Portolets are in regional parks only, year-round
  • Always use trash receptacles or carry your trash out

Save the Sundial at Cranmer Park

Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) launched an innovative public-private partnership with the Save Our Sundial Project and The Park People to spearhead the restoration of Sundial Plaza at Cranmer Park. The restoration project will encompass reconstructing the terrazzo panorama, repairing the sundial, and rebuilding the foundation of the plaza. Renovation of this important site is necessary to restore the architectural significance and aesthetic beauty of the plaza. Costs for this project are estimated to be $1.8 million.

In April of 2017, the Save Our Sundial Project announced they had reached their goal and matched funding from the City with the help of more than 700 households and dozens of foundations and businesses who value this special site and appreciate the vital role that Denver’s parks, shared spaces, and special places play in all our lives.  The Save Our Sundial Project is still accepting gifts to the Save Our Sundial Fund. Gifts already received in excess of what’s needed for the reconstruction as well as additional donations will be placed in an endowment account to fund ongoing preservation of the sundial, mosaic mountain panorama, and plaza.  To get involved today by making a tax-deductible gift online, please visit: Save Our Sundial

October 2017 Update to Cranmer Park Terrace restoration project:

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.

Robinson Park

Denver’s best neighborhood sledding hill is located on the south side of 3rd Avenue between Fairfax and Glencoe Streets and was a brickyard before Robinson Brick donated the land to the city in 1941.

Burns Park Master Plan

In 2015, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Denver Arts & Venues developed a framework and strategy for park improvements and for the protection, rehabilitation and advancement of Denver public art within the park.  Several Hilltop residents have been involved in the stakeholders meetings developing a plan for the Park.  Read the Burn Park Master Plan and this Westword article about the sculptures in this park.