LoDoNA Landmarks

 

Downtown Children’s Playground:

LoDoNA and the Greenway Foundation spearheaded the effort to have a children's playground built in our neighborhood. Since its opening, hardly a day has gone by without the playground being enjoyed by children and their parents and even grandparents! The playground, located on city owned property at the end of Wynkoop Street between Speer Boulevard and Cherry Creek opened in July 2007 with the enthusiastic support of Denver Parks and Recreation, Former Mayor Hickenlooper, Councilwoman Judy Montero, and the Downtown Denver Partnership.

Over the years the park has been constructed in phases through contributions from neighbors, businesses, and foundations.  Most recently an interactive water play element was added to give beauty to the playground and an opportunity for hours of creative play.  On any given Saturday you may also see residents working together to keep the park clean.  Be sure to check out this neighborhood gem as you are out and about in our neighborhood! If you are interested in volunteering please email lodonaphilanthrophy@gmail.com.  


LoDo Lights:

 

To experience another LoDoNA project, stroll over Manny’s Bridge after dusk to visit the LoDo Lights contemporary light media installation, called CURRENT3 (pronounced, “current cubed”).  LoDo Lights celebrates the history of Denver with contemporary art and was established in 2007 with the support of LoDoNA. 

CURRENT3 was dedicated on March 6, 2009 as a private/public collaboration with the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and Colorado sculptor, Virginia Folkestad received the Public Art commission.  If you would like to make a donation to LoDo Lights please send us a check with "LoDo Lights" in the note to LoDoNA 1720 Wynkoop Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202.