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Volunteer Opportunity: Paint the Town with Us!

Updated: Feb 5, 2019



In May of 2016, teams all over Denver competed in the Denver Data Collection Challenge to win funding for a neighborhood walkability project. In May 2017, we'll be installing three neighborhood projects! Join us to paint the town! The project winners, Athmar Park, Barnum, and Sunnyside each won funding for a neighborhood-designed walkability project by collecting the most data about sidewalks and intersections as part of the WALKscope Data Challenge.

After several months of planning and collaboration on the design with community members and our partners at WalkDenver, we are ready to start painting the town! Barnum community members decided on a wayfinding project for the Weir Gulch Trail to help people find their way along the disconnected trail path and access local destinations via walking and biking.

The Sunnyside and Athmar Park neighborhoods both chose to install intersection murals outside of neighborhood elementary schools. The purpose of these murals is to promote neighborhood identity and a sense of place, as well as providing a visual cue to drivers that children may be crossing the street on their way to or from school.

Sign up to volunteer for a three-hour shift at the following installations:

  • Barnum, Weir Gulch Trail, Saturday, May 6

  • Install wayfinding signs (decals and stencils on the sidewalk) at various points along the Weir Gulch Trail.

  • Sunnyside: Trevista at Horace Mann, Saturday, May 13

  • Install an intersection mural at 41st and Navajo, right outside the elementary school.

  • Athmar Park: Valverde Elementary, Sunday, May 21

  • Install an intersection mural at Tejon and Nevada, right outside the elementary school.

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