Nature Play in City Park

The Museum and City Park grew up alongside each other, both brought to life more than 100 years ago. As part of the City Park Master Plan Update, and inspired by Coloradans' passion for nature, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Parks & Recreation are excited to support the creation of natural play experiences in City Park.

This project will restore portions of the historic DeBoer Waterway as a sustainable creek bed with water that runs the course of natural play experiences, based on Colorado’s eight ecosystems. The community’s voice is guiding project  design. Prior community feedback has led to design concepts that include multi-sensory, self-directed, inclusive, multigenerational, multi-seasonal play, along with opportunities for learning, respite and engagement through authentic, natural, playful experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

Stay Connected, Get Involved, or Donate!

Thanks to those who have already participated in the Nature Play community engagement activities. We look forward to learning more about how you’d like to shape the natural play experiences that will be created in celebration of urban nature in City Park! 

Stay Connected

Check back often for more information or email [email protected] to receive email updates and event invitations.

Get Involved

We will host further opportunities to engage in the creation of these natural play experiences in City Park throughout the project. Please email [email protected] if you would like to get involved. 


We appreciate any and all contributions to Nature Play! To learn more about how to donate to the project, please email [email protected].


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