Adams County and Denver Botanic Gardens (the Gardens) signed a non-binding letter of intent today to establish a formal partnership to work together to develop an expansion of Denver Botanic Gardens management and programming in Adams County. The Gardens is a Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Tier I organization.
“We are excited to partner with Denver Botanic Gardens to bring more SCFD programming to our Riverdale Regional Park,” said Eva J. Henry, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “Enhancing quality of life for our residents is a priority and we have a tremendous opportunity to provide access to new cultural programming and experiences in this beautiful space.”
The Gardens specializes in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation programs. By fusing art and science, the Gardens reaches diverse audiences with exhibitions, education, activities, and events. The Gardens currently operates four sites in four different counties and is eager to explore the possibility of managing and activating an additional site at Riverdale Regional Park.
“Our vision for Riverdale Regional Park has always been to create a place where curiosity, creativity, and innovation come alive for all ages, and this partnership will help us bring that idea into focus in beautiful ways,” said Raymond H. Gonzales, County Manager. “We have an incredible parks and trails system in Adams County, and over the next few years, residents will begin to see Riverdale Regional Park transform into a true community gathering space.”
Adams County has completed a master plan that will ensure stewardship of natural resources and meet recreational demands of a growing regional population. Adams County and the Gardens will work together to formulate programming that will contribute significantly to enhancing quality of life, enriching communities, and inspiring residents.
View the signed letter of intent here.
Front row, left to right: Denver Botanic Gardens Chief Executive Officer Brian Vogt; Adams County Manager Raymond H. Gonzales
Back row, left to right: Denver Botanic Gardens Board Chair Kathy Hodgson; Adams County Board of Commissioners Chair Eva J. Henry; Commissioner Emma Pinter; Al Gerace, Trustee Emeritus of Denver Botanic Gardens; Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio