Washington Park is the focus of a major brewhaha right now. Last week Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt, who represents the area, sent a letter to the Denver Department of Parks and Recreation asking for a six-month alcohol ban at the park due to abuse and "bad behavior." The only alcohol actually allowed at the park is 3.2 beer, so you need to swill a lot before you really reach the bad-behavior level - but even so, the controversy shows no signs of drying up. After a packed public meeting on Wednesday, Denver Department of Parks and Recreation director Laurie Dannemiller should issue a decision on the proposal next week
Washington Park, before the brewhaha.
For a look at a time when the park was a much less rancorous spot, pick up a copy of Denver's Washington Park, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series.More »