Central Park United Neighbors is the registered neighborhood organization (RNO) for the community located at the site of the old Municipal Airport area of Denver

The new name of our organization is Central Park United Neighbors (CPUN).

Thank you to the community for all their support during this process!



The new name selected by the community is Central Park

How to stay in touch with CPUN

Look for the CPUN Spot in the Front Porch https://frontporchne.com/article/
Sign up to receive emails from CPUN here or (typically sent once or twice a month) in the box on right of this page ---------->

Follow for updates on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/SUnitedNeighbors/

About CPUN 

CPUN's mission is threefold; to work for the betterment of this community in the City and County of Denver by providing (i) a forum for the residents living within the boundaries of SUN to discuss and resolve issues, (ii) a network of communication and (iii) a means of acting on matters of importance to the community as a whole.

CPUN is comprised solely of volunteer neighbors. CPUN  provides a working forum for the residents of this community to participate in pursuing the vision of this development by creating developing, and fostering a vibrant urban community dedicated to social equity, environmental responsibility and economic opportunity. At monthly meetings, CPUN facilitates the discussion of key issues with neighbors, engages in proactive problem-avoidance, and amicable problem solving. CPUN is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Read more about RNOs in Denver here: 

LINK TO MEETING RECORDINGS

Click here for link to the Monthly Meeting Notes/Recordings

CPUN letter to community 6/12/2020

Dear Community,

The recent protests against systemic racism and police violence have brought a moment of clarity to our world, country, and local community. As your Registered Neighborhood Organization, it is our responsibility to foster and advocate for an inclusive community on behalf of our diverse residents. We want to make clear that we strongly condemn all forms of racism and bigotry. We believe that our actions must match our values. Our desire is to live in a community that is safe and welcoming to ALL that live here and visit. We want to take this moment in time to acknowledge that BLACK LIVES MATTER.
 
We are taking the following steps to make our community a more inclusive place for all residents:

  • We are adding information and resources to our website for residents seeking to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and how to support organizations working to end systematic racism and police violence.
  • We are reaching out to the Denver Police Department to discuss what steps they are taking to reduce police violence in Denver so that these steps will infiltrate the two-way communication between our community and DPD, and so that we may reinforce and affirm our support of steps to reduce police violence. 
  • SUN will engage the community to synthesize suggestions, vet options, and recommend solutions for a community-identified name for SUN. A candidate name that emerges from this process will then be voted on by the community.
We understand that ours is a community of diverse perspectives and opinions. While May 25th marked the tragic murder of George Floyd, we hope that the resultant outcries have yielded a collective empathy and desire to try harder to see the world from other's perspectives. What may appear normal to one resident may cause pain for another, and our goal is to foster a community where we all feel welcome and are safe from the threats, risks, and stress of racism. 
 
Thank you,
CPUN, Board of Directors


Click here for the slides from the meeting on June 16th, 2020


CPUN Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.





Each meeting will start at 6:30 and will be our community outreach hour.  The agenda will focus on:
  • Announcements and instructions
  • ​Updates from Denver Police
  • Updates from elected officials and other community partners
  • Featured speaker / discussion 
The second hour will be our CPUN Board hour where the Board will conduct more official SUN business and the agenda will generally include:
  • Approve minutes from last meeting and agenda for this meeting
  • Neighborhood Concerns
  • Committee reports
  • Other business
  • Upcoming communication needs
The Board encourages community to attend all meeting and hope the new format will make it easier to get involved in CPUN!  Please email us at centralparkunitedneighbors@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

The SUN page on facebook is used to provide community announcements and updates: 
www.facebook.com/CPUnitedNeighbors 

The CPUN Group on facebook is a place where community members can share information directly with each other: 
www.facebook.com/CPUnitedNeighbors

Please read the monthly SUN spot in the Front Porch Newspaper for current information from CPUN, excerpts from the April CPUN spot are below. 
https://frontporchne.com/article/may-sun-news-events/

Community Safety Forum Presentation, August 15, 2019

The notes and presentation from Denver Chief of Police can be found here.

Every Day Sustainability

Earth day in 2018 has passed, but every day is a good day to think about sustainability.  The CPUN Sustainability Committee would like to encourage everyone to create Earth-friendly activities throughout the year, for brainstorming ideas:

When you plan an event, be sure to submit it to the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program! Through the City of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, every resident has the power to register a sustainability-focused event on the city-hosted web site It's really easy - just fill out this simple form: https://www.sustainableneighborhoodnetwork.org/proposals-and-credits

Block Party Planning, Block Directories

Block parties are fun and can improve safety through collective efficacy: where social cohesion among neighbors increases willingness to intervene on behalf of the common good. 

  • Denver Days: CPUN encourages blocks to host a block party during Denver Days (early august), a city program encouraging neighbors to get to know each other by ‘hosting block parties, picnics, and service projects with the focus on small, organic gatherings’. During Denver Days, fees for street closures are waived, barricades are available for free, and the MCA will waive fees for reserving parks. 
  • National Night Out: The Tuesday during Denver days is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign aimed to make neighborhoods safer and more caring. 
  • Sustainability: Whenever your block holds its block party, consider making it a sustainable event as part of our neighborhood’s participation in the Denver Sustainable Neighborhoods Program: ask neighbors to bring out recycling and composting bins, to avoid Styrofoam, and to reduce waste.
  • Celebrating DiversityAttendees at the April CPUN Outreach meeting considered how to celebrate diversity within homes on each block. Pot-luck events were considered as a mode of highlighting family recipes and cultural diversity, and bringing people together over food. A paper-quilt was considered as a way that children could engage in an activity to celebrate diversity- where paper quilt squares could be taped together. If your block will be including a celebration of diversity, please share the experience with CPUN: CentralParkUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com.
An open letter to the community

 

Dear Neighbors,


We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of hateful sentiment and shocked and horrified by the events one week ago in Charlottesville Virginia. We unify in condemning all forms of hateful acts, violence, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and xenophobia, and efforts by alt-right and white supremacy groups, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other group espousing hatred and violence. As we collectively send condolences to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed, and share our prayers and thoughts for those injured in Charlottesville, we together say clearly, that there is no place for these displays of hatred in our neighborhood nor anywhere.


Stapleton is a strong, diverse, and vibrant community, and we share the hopeful wish that we all can come together to support each other and engage in a productive dialogue.

 

Sincerely,

 

Amanda A. Allshouse

President, CPUN 

Nick Callaway

Lead Pastor, Go Church

 

Representative James Coleman

Colorado General Assembly, District 7

 

Dr. Rachele Espiritu

Denver Public Schools Board of Education, District 4

 

Tom Gleason

Vice President - Public Relations Forest City

 

Councilman Chris Herndon

Denver City Council, District 8

 

Representative Leslie Herod

Colorado General Assembly, District 8

 

Rabbi Mendel Popack

Director, Jewish Life Center - Chabad Denver North

 

Ron Thomas

Police Commander Denver Police, District 5

 

Senator Angela Williams

Colorado State Senator, Senate District 33

 

Matt Wolf

Lead Pastor, Stapleton Fellowship Church




Community Input

CPUN is always looking for input from the community.  If you have questions about the community, please send an email to CentralParkUnitedNeighbors@gmail.com or complete the form below. We will do our best to answer your questions.  It is important to provide an email contact so we can answer your question.






 
 



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