New Freedom Park
At The Trust for Public Land, we believe the best parks should reflect the needs and interests of the people who use them. That’s what makes Denver’s New Freedom Park so special; it was designed and will be maintained with the help of the local community—a group of war refugees with a hope to play and grow food.
Working closely with Denver Parks and Recreation, the Colorado Health Foundation, local nonprofit and business partners, and, most importantly, residents—we transformed a vacant lot into the community-named New Freedom Park, a place where families can grow fresh food, children can play safely, and neighbors can gather.
New Freedom Park opened in June 2012 and is now central to the local culture: alive with laughter and community spirit. Its success—recognized with a Frontier Parks Award from the City Parks Alliance—is inspiring work in Denver and across the country.