Good press for parks

Yesterday, the Mountain Parks centennial went public when the Denver Post published a great article on the Mountain Parks by Erika Walker. Erika is the great-granddaughter of John Brisben Walker, one of the early visionaries of the mountain parks system. In her guest commentary, Erika reviews the history and some of the challenges facing the Mountain Parks today, and asks “What will the parks need to survive and thrive in the coming century?”

Read more about John Brisben Walker at

Erika is helping Bart Berger of the Denver Mountain Parks Association and Parks & Rec staff in developing centennial events and programs. Thanks, Erika, for all your efforts!

Did you know you can donate to the Mountain Parks at the Denver Parks & Rec website?