It has been just over a year since Westside purchased the Park Hill Golf Course from Clayton Early Learning. During that time, we have had hundreds of conversations with community organizations, businesses, and families. The number one thing we have heard in these conversations, is the desire for a neighborhood led redevelopment that incorporates parks and open space with necessities like a grocery store, affordable housing and an opportunity for those that live in the neighborhood to take part in the prosperity.
Denver is my home. After being away for a while, I returned to Denver as a single mother with young children in 1971. I wanted my children to experience the community life that had nurtured me and my siblings. So, I settled my family in the neighborhood that is now known as Northeast Park Hill, which was just considered Park Hill back then. Yet, there were clear boundaries in greater Park Hill demarking areas where primarily the affluent whites lived.