The Best of the Ballpark District
Ballpark Collective, the registered neighborhood organization in Denver’s Ballpark District, is programming a series of community events for 2019 on the 21st Street block between Larimer Street and Lawrence Street in the Ballpark District. This is the site of The Square on 21st pop-up park project that the Ballpark Collective partnered with the City of Denver, Parks and Rec, Public Works, Downtown Denver Partnership, Community Planning and Development, and other partners to create in Summer 2017. The Ballpark District lacks public parks/community gathering space and the city does not own property that can be converted to public space. The goal of the pop-up park was to test closing a public street and converting it into a community space. This demonstration is a part of the larger vision to upgrade 21st Street from Blake Street to Tremont Place and fully or partially close the three blocks between Market and Arapahoe to create a permanent public space. Learn more at: 5280 Loop.
The Square on 21st project won a community engagement award due in part to the series of 15 events that the Ballpark Collective programmed on the block including singers, DJs, Lucha Libre-style wrestling, movies nights, dueling pianos, salsa lessons, and the popular Silent Disco Street Parties. Ballpark Collective is planning a series of weekend closures and possibly a longer summer closure to continue to program, test, raise money, and build support for the project.
EXPLORE THE OTHER EVENTS & SPECIAL ACTIVITIES HAPPENING IN THE BALLPARK DISTRICT
The Ballpark District is a thriving entertainment district and is the center of activity for St. Patrick’s weekend.
Our goal is to offer a diverse community-oriented addition to the existing festivities in the district. Our focus is to highlight the best of the district and to promote all activities in the area.
Irishfest Denver is seeking additional sponsors and partners to participate in this community event.
Contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of the festivities.