Monday, November 20, 2006

report on Carolyn Etter's presentation to City Club

Carolyn Etter, former co-manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, was the featured speaker at City Club on Nov. 14. Her presentation reflected her recent publication (with former Parks co-manager, Don Etter) titled, City of Parks: The Preservation of Denver’s Park and Parkway System. Her discussion included historic and contemporary photos, a brief history of the park system, and a bibliography on Denver’s parks from the 30-page color publication. In addition, Etter included images of a map of Civic Center overlaid with elements in the Libeskind proposal, showing the stark contrast of their scale and design against the classical environment of the park. Copies of the publication can be obtained from The Denver Public Library. Other sponsors include Colorado Preservation, Inc.; Historic Denver; The National Trust for Historic Preservation; and The Park People.

Ruth Falkenberg

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