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River Vision: North

River Vision is creating an urban environment that is healthy, habitable and connected by focusing on ecosystem restoration through sustainable natural systems.

This tour will focus on the northern redevelopment of this project. You will start your tour at the National Western Stock Show which is undergoing a massive redevelopment. The redevelopment will set in motion the creation of a year-round destination to engage local visitors and promote out-of-state tourism in collaboration with partners such as Western Stock Show Association, Colorado State University, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and History Colorado. The project advances the city’s intent to secure and grow the National Western Stock Show for the next 100 years as the state’s largest agriculture convention. It also will position Denver as a global player in 21st-century agricultural issues that will help advance our knowledge around food production, safety, and the expansion of healthy foods at an international scale.

On this tour, participants will also learn about Denver's plans to utilize new and improved multi-modal pathways to reconnect Globeville, Elyria, and Swansea and bring life back into these communities. Participants will also visit Heron Pond where they will learn about the park, natural area, and open space. The tour concludes at the RINO Park and Promenade where participants will learn about the redevelopment of industrial sections of the river as well as the place making and community building activities guiding the process.