High Line Canal draft vision public meetings

Highline Canal Denver
High Line Canal Denver

Here’s the release from the High Line Canal Conservancy:


For the first time, guests can see the initial community-driven vision for the future of the Canal and share feedback

The High Line Canal Conservancy, which is dedicated to preserving the recreational and environmental future of the High Line Canal, is excited to share the dates and locations in Denver, Cherry Hills Village, and Highlands Ranch for “Chapter 3: Our Story,” a series of community open houses dedicated to shaping the future of the High Line Canal. The goal of the open houses is to present the initial vision of the future of the High Line Canal reached by residents and ask the public to share their feedback.

“After two successful rounds of community open houses where we’ve listened to passions, concerns and priorities for the Canal, we’re thrilled to host a third where we will present the draft vision for the Canal. This vision embodies the specific elements of the Canal that the community values, including its natural character, connectedness, and varied sections,” said Harriet Crittenden LaMair, executive director of the High Line Canal Conservancy. “We set up these open houses in communities all along the Canal so that we can hear from as many people as possible, including families, neighbors, and friends of anyone living near the Canal.”

After months of listening to residents share how they envision the future of the Canal, for the first time, the High Line Canal Conservancy team will share its draft shared vision for the Canal, giving the public a chance to respond. Friends, families, and neighbors are welcome!

The vision looks ahead to opportunities to enhance the Canal’s vivid sense of place, rooted in nature and the varied communities through which it passes. It also looks for opportunities for enhancing management and stewardship, ensuring the Canal continues to be a beloved natural refuge for our region for future generations.

The dates and locations of the interactive open houses are:

  • Wednesday, September 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Kent Denver Dining Hall
    4000 E Quincy Ave., Englewood, CO 80113
  • Thursday, September 8, from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Green Valley Ranch Library
    4856 Andes Ct., Denver, CO 80249
  • Thursday, September 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Westridge Recreation Center
    9650 Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
  • All three sessions will be identical, so guests are invited to drop by the open house most convenient to them and stay for as long as they would like.

    Here’s how to stay updated on High Line Canal project updates:

    ● The High Line Canal newsletter.
    ● High Line Canal’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
    ● Participate in public meetings
    ● Help us spread the word: Please invite your friends and neighbors to participate too!


    The High Line Canal Conservancy was formed in 2014 by a passionate coalition of private citizens to provide leadership and harness the region’s commitment to protecting the future of the High Line Canal. With support from each jurisdiction and in partnership with Denver Water, the Conservancy is connecting stakeholders in support of comprehensive planning to ensure that the Canal is protected and enhanced for future generations. For more information, please visit http://www.highlinecanal.org.

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