Depot Pocket Prairie Park

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Depot Pocket Prairie Park is located at 601 W. Dartmouth Ave. The park is in the process of becoming a low-water, biodiverse habitat to support pollinators and wildlife, and provide an education site for Englewood residents and schools. The park aims to educate visitors about the plants and wildlife and the environmental benefits of the landscape. Transitioning from turf to a primarily native landscape will reduce water use, labor, and the carbon footprint while supporting important birds, butterflies, and insects whose populations are in decline.

The park will provide many opportunities for community engagement and learning – through gardening, citizen science and garden art projects, and family as well as adult programming. We plan to have annual bio blitz days to collect data and observe the positive impact this habitat has over time for bird species and pollinators whose populations are in decline.


Upcoming Learning Opportunity

Family Explorations: Bees Belong!

Date: Saturday, June 5 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Children and adults can learn together about the contributions native bees make to our environment and build a bee home with natural materials to bring home! Explore the Depot Pocket Prairie Park through a series of activities using your senses and discover how plants, insects, wildlife and our community are interconnected. This program is designed for children aged 5-9 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please register HERE


Get Involved with the Garden!

Thursday Weekly Garden Maintenance

Sign up for an evening HERE

This Pollinator habitat is maintained entirely by volunteers and needs community involvement to succeed. Every Thursday evening between 5-6:30 pm, volunteers are welcome to come help with weeding and garden maintenance to support the newly planted pollinator habitat. This is an opportunity to learn about native landscape maintenance.

The park is maintained by community volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help weed, plant and maintain the garden. Whether you can come once, weekly or monthly, all help is welcome. No experience is necessary!

If you would like to receive volunteer and programming updates Sign Up Here.

Timeline

The planting is happening in stages. As a project fueled primarily by volunteers, it’s not all at once. The plants have been selected for their benefit to pollinators and wildlife, resilience, and beauty. These plants take several years to mature because they are putting energy into establishing deep, strong roots during their first years. Please be patient while this park takes time to come to its full beauty!

Spring 2021: Habitats that Colorado native birds, insects, and pollinators depend on will be planted

Fall 2021: Prairie meadow area will be planted by seed

2022: Rock garden will be added around the steps leading to the steps on Dartmouth


Park News

On Saturday, May 1 volunteers planted over 200 plants. Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens, LLC lead a techniques for successful planting workshop.






Depot Pocket Prairie Park is located at 601 W. Dartmouth Ave. The park is in the process of becoming a low-water, biodiverse habitat to support pollinators and wildlife, and provide an education site for Englewood residents and schools. The park aims to educate visitors about the plants and wildlife and the environmental benefits of the landscape. Transitioning from turf to a primarily native landscape will reduce water use, labor, and the carbon footprint while supporting important birds, butterflies, and insects whose populations are in decline.

The park will provide many opportunities for community engagement and learning – through gardening, citizen science and garden art projects, and family as well as adult programming. We plan to have annual bio blitz days to collect data and observe the positive impact this habitat has over time for bird species and pollinators whose populations are in decline.


Upcoming Learning Opportunity

Family Explorations: Bees Belong!

Date: Saturday, June 5 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Children and adults can learn together about the contributions native bees make to our environment and build a bee home with natural materials to bring home! Explore the Depot Pocket Prairie Park through a series of activities using your senses and discover how plants, insects, wildlife and our community are interconnected. This program is designed for children aged 5-9 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please register HERE


Get Involved with the Garden!

Thursday Weekly Garden Maintenance

Sign up for an evening HERE

This Pollinator habitat is maintained entirely by volunteers and needs community involvement to succeed. Every Thursday evening between 5-6:30 pm, volunteers are welcome to come help with weeding and garden maintenance to support the newly planted pollinator habitat. This is an opportunity to learn about native landscape maintenance.

The park is maintained by community volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help weed, plant and maintain the garden. Whether you can come once, weekly or monthly, all help is welcome. No experience is necessary!

If you would like to receive volunteer and programming updates Sign Up Here.

Timeline

The planting is happening in stages. As a project fueled primarily by volunteers, it’s not all at once. The plants have been selected for their benefit to pollinators and wildlife, resilience, and beauty. These plants take several years to mature because they are putting energy into establishing deep, strong roots during their first years. Please be patient while this park takes time to come to its full beauty!

Spring 2021: Habitats that Colorado native birds, insects, and pollinators depend on will be planted

Fall 2021: Prairie meadow area will be planted by seed

2022: Rock garden will be added around the steps leading to the steps on Dartmouth


Park News

On Saturday, May 1 volunteers planted over 200 plants. Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens, LLC lead a techniques for successful planting workshop.