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Spring Speaker Series

speaker_seriesEach month we attempt to bring you a speaker or two that provides entertainment, information, and insight that pertains to our Cook Park community.

Along with our monthly presenters, Denver Community Police Officer Mike Borquez and District 6 City Councilman Paul Kashmann are frequent visitors who share safety and city information.

Cook Park Neighborhood Association 2017 Scheduled Programs

This year, 2017, we have an interesting and exciting list of scheduled presenters.  Join us on the 3rd  Tuesday of each month at the Cook Park Recreation Center, at 5:30pm to take an active part in our programs.

• March 21 – Suzann Bacon-Taylor with the Better Business Bureau – to discuss steps that you, the consumer, can take to protect your interest in dealing with unfair or deceptive business customer.

• April 18 – Virginia Village head librarian – Martha Garbison – to speak about library programs, such as “active minds”, out of school learning for youngsters, tech help for everyone, and down-loadable items.

• May 16 – Your opportunity to ask “the judge”!  Colleen Clark, recently appointed by Governor Hickenlooper, about the local judicial system.

• June 20 – Excel  Energy spokesperson Lori Warner – Excel Safety Team – to discuss electrical safety.  (Does your home have old outlets?  Who do you call before digging in the yard?  How dangerous are those overhead wires?)

• July 18 – Schedule permitting, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will visit Cook Park.

• August – Open – Speakers are always welcome.  If you would like to make a short presentation that is pertinent and relevant to our community, please contact one of the CPNA board members to be considered for our speakers series.

These are some of the presentations you may have missed in 2016.

• Commander Magen Dodge, District 3 Police

• Denver Water – Steve Snyder,  Executive Communication Manager

• Timothy O’Brien, Denver City Auditor

• Jill Locantore, WalkDenver

• Elaine Lee, Education, Travel  & Culture – High School Exchange Students

• Denver District Attorney Primary Candidates

• Denver Schools Board Candidates

• Colorado Amendment 69 Universal Health Care Debate

• Regional Transportation District Candidates (Dist A)

• And others

Holiday Lighting Winners!

Holiday Light contest winners – 2016 (addresses only are used where we don’t have resident’s names)

First place group display

Tony Leopard & Paul – 1860 S Monaco Pkwy

Wayne & Kathleen Aubert – 1850 S. Monaco Pkwy

Second place group display

7122 Jewell Ave

Mitzi & Keith Gallegos – 7143 Jewell Ave

First place best home display

1810 S. Holly

Second Place best home display

Ted & Jeannie Wagner – 1245 Ivy Way

Honorable Mention

1962 S. Oneida

1896 S Jersey Way

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to our winners!  Happy New Year!

Cook Park Carolling – Tuesday December 20th

Official date is Tuesday December 20th from 5p – around 7p. We can end anytime you wish. Meet at our house, we will make hot chocolate and hot cider, bring travel mugs or your own cups. 

One Mile Loop Walking Route:

Start: 1970 South Kearney Way, Denver CO 80224

North on South Kearney Way

Right on East Oregon Place

Right on South Leyden Street

End: 1970 South Kearney Way, Denver CO 80224


I would like to know if you would like to join us or have us stop by your home and sing you a song along the route – as of 12/6/16 we have two official stops requested.  

This should be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.  All ages welcome.  Bring your own hot drinks, maybe some treats to share?  It will be dark, bring a flashlight, battery lights or anything to read the carols with.  Here are the songs for you to print out or you can read on your cellphone or mobile tablet. I will print a few song books as well – let me know how many you need.



As the carriage idea could have happened, I am not sure we can pull it off this year. I think we should shoot for next year and do the regular caroling this year, on foot.  We did have a great number interested, but I do not think the carriage company would allow 20 adults and another 15-20 kids on laps.  I will work out these details next year, I will figure out a time, date and work a more affordable rate, hopefully.  The more interested, the better I can figure out the cost.

Invite your friends and neighbors. Come join us along the way. Let me know if you have questions.


Andy, Laura and Anna

1970 S Kearney Way