Denver’s recreation center is being redesigned to reflect a changing climate, a plan to improve the park and make it more accessible to those with disabilities.
The recreation center at 4333 W. Broadway Ave., which was built in the 1950s, was built with a vision to help make the park more accessible for those with special needs, and now, as climate change worsens, the center will focus on creating new programs and facilities that are more accessible, said park spokeswoman Jennifer Giesbrecht.
The Denver Recreation Center is in the process of creating a new design that is more accessible and includes new technology, and will also include a new staff to help implement the new design, she said.
Denver Recreation Center has hosted an annual program called “The Dream Challenge” since 2013, when a small group of people in the park developed a unique plan to build a dream center to celebrate the dreams of children with special abilities, said director of the center, Rebecca Williams.
For many years, the recreation center has been able to provide a respite from the daily stresses and pressures of life.
But the changes are starting to impact the staff and volunteers who work in the center.
A few weeks ago, staff noticed a number of people who were wearing head coverings and some who were holding hands and smiling were taking turns to give presentations to a small audience, Giesbecht said.
This is an issue that has been on our radar for a while, she added.
As more people are able to be active and take care of themselves, they’re able to spend more time at the center and not have to go to a park for the rest of their lives.
We wanted to change things up so that they could have more time to enjoy themselves.
The new design includes a new, brighter look, a better lighting system, a new computer system, and new restrooms, Giersbrecht said, adding that the center is in a good place to start making the changes.
They’re working with a team of designers, including designers from Yale University, to get a plan that reflects our vision for the center going forward, she continued.
There are also new technology and lighting, she noted.
It’s important for the people at the recreation facility to feel comfortable and confident, Williams said.
The program is being run by the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation, which is the lead agency on the project.
Denver Recreation Centers program has a unique program called The Dream Challenge that encourages people to dream up a unique dream that is a part of our lives.
This year, the program was designed by people who live in the area, Giedbrecht noted.
The Dream Center is a community-based program that is run by volunteers, and is run in partnership with the Denver Recreation Department.
In addition to the new look, the department is working on making the center more accessible.
“We have a large group of volunteers who are currently at the park, and we’ve got a lot of them that are in need of a new space,” Williams said, “so we wanted to give them a place to come and enjoy themselves and have a place where they can do that.
So, we’re bringing in new technology to make it easier for people to get into the park.
We’ve also been working on new restrooms to make the center even more accessible.”
The project has taken a lot longer than expected.
When the program began, it was a dream that everyone wanted to get to, Giestrecht said.
“Now that we’re halfway through, we’ve gotten a lot more people into the program,” she said, noting that they have been able “to enjoy the program, the programs, and have their dreams come true.”