A new pop-up park in Denver has opened for the summer

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 23:41:17-04

DENVER – If you’re tired of visiting the same old spots, the City of Denver is here to save the day… or rather, the summer.

The Square on 21st is the new pop-up park between Larimer and Lawrence Streets in the Ballpark and Arapahoe Square neighborhoods. And yes, it will be open all summer long.

The park will offer a park-life public space to an area that doesn’t currently have green, open spaces or neighborhood gathering places, according to a press release from the Downtown Denver Partnership.

The park includes an area for off-leash dogs, lawn games, seating areas, food and beverage vendors, a performance stage, 60 new trees, a bike trail and a street mural painted by local artist Pat Milbery.

“Our parks bring neighbors together, and this new public space will allow the community to spend time outdoors and experience our vibrant downtown in new ways,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during an opening celebration.

If feedback is good, Downtown Denver Partnership officials said the city will consider opening more permanent spaces for the community.

“The Square on 21st encapsulates our vision for vibrant parks and public spaces that are major economic drivers and help showcase a powerful brand for the center city,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “We are re-thinking how we leverage publicly and privately-owned streets, sidewalks and plazas to enhance the Downtown experience.”

The Square on 21st is open until Aug. 15.