On April 1, 2013 Denver City Council passed ordinance 168 that formally
designated this land as part of Paul Hentzell Park and Natural Area. On October
7, the City exterminated the prairie dogs in the natural area and covered their
holes. Prairie dogs are the cornerstone food species for coyotes, foxes, owls,
hawks and eagles that live in this prairie remnant.
Friends of Denver Parks has requested an injunction from the Colorado Court of
Appeals to prevent the sale of park land and the destruction of wildlife in
adjacent Hampden Heights North Park. Please see our website
FriendsofDenverParks.org for details.
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