Cheesman Park Ranger Statistics

​Below in comparative form are statistics for violations in Cheesman Park and the Esplanade since May 2017:​




































































May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017Sept. 2017Oct. 2017May-June 2018July-Sept 2018
Patrol Hours528691615049231344
Contacts500737742416271304586U/A
Service calls15171213792379
Violations324548510241183205591893
Violation Beakdown







Animals / animal loose

74

(4 citations)

176

(4 citations)

111

(5 citations)

20

(2 citations)

3539

201

(8 citations)

403
(76 citations)
Animal excrement2






Attachment to park amenities103135168606523111154
Compliance with lawful order





16
Parking

83

(44 citations)

94

(56 citations)

88

(27 citations)

64

(20 citations)

36

(8 citations)

101

(75 citations--

Pagan Pride)

120

​(56 citations)

45

(14 citations)

Parking Overnight





43

(3 citations)

77

​(10 citations)

Glass50204620020552
Curfew244710281572862
Alcohol2562110187
Dumping / littering
14815131 / 217 / 39
Camping11209754285
Marijuana5
4

4

Drugs

5


5
Sign compliance







Trail regulations







Grill violation







Flying objects (drones)





22
Destruction of property







Disturbance of the peace

6
21

Fires





2
Sport teams, activities7






Posting on a Structure





210
Swimming
2





Vending/sales
6
6



Permit compliance







Golfing







Fireworks







Wildlife feeding







Skateboarding in Pavilion







Closed Area442011159
16
Climbing

2




Motorized Vehicles

2 citations


6

(4 citations)

18

(2 citations)

Prohibited Activities
3 citations



11
Wading/Swimming


4



Bikes/Human-Powered Devices



8
312
Unpermitted Activities



1





E-Devices in Denver Parks: Temporary Rule Modification + Safety Resources 

Denver Parks and Recreation has implemented a 180-day Rule Directive allowing the use of e-devices on Denver trails and park facilities to help evaluate how all trail activities can safely interact together. Learn more and submit feedback at www.denvergov.org/trails.
 
This modification allows e-devices on soft surface trails in city parks, except where posted, but it does not allow e-devices on soft surface trails in DPR Mountain Parks, except where other bicycles are allowed. This rule is valid May 17, 2019 through November 17, 2019 and will be evaluated at the end of the period. A copy of the rule is on file with the Manager of Parks and Recreation and accessible through the Denver Parks and Recreation website. 
Read the full directive and find more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.
 
EVALUATION: E-vehicles have become increasingly popular in the past few years, prompting city agencies and officials to take a closer look at public right-of-way rules and how they impact mobility options for people traveling throughout Denver. DPR is aware that e-vehicles are being used in parks and on trails and must evaluate how to best manage this activity. 
Please report any incidents related to the use of e-vehicles via the online evaluation tool which will be used to track potential problem-areas and challenges related to e-vehicles in parks and on trails.  At the end of the 180-day pilot period, DPR will evaluate issues reported via the online tool, 311, and pocketgov reports, along with incidents logged by Park Rangers. DPR recognizes the popularity of e-vehicles as a convenient method of transportation and may implement rule modifications to help make them a successful transportation option while maximizing the safety of other park and trail users. 

SAFETY RESOURCES: DPR recognizes that education on safety, rules and etiquette is essential for all trail users, especially those using e-vehicles, as we only expect more people to begin using them as an alternate transportation method. Ranger education stations have begun popping up with temporary signage, print handouts, and staff available to answer questions and accept feedback on the impact of this rule on trail user experience. Your help in sharing the safety messages is appreciated! Below, please find suggested social media/newsletter messages to share with your communities, as well as attached postcard image:
 
FOR THE SAFETY & ENJOYMENT OF ALL USERS, PLEASE FOLLOW TRAIL RULES & ETIQUETTE:
Speed limit: 15 MPH · Yield when entering the trail · Do not stop in travel lanes · Stay to the right; announce to pass on the left · Lights on after sundown · Always wear a helmet! · Do not occupy more than half the width of the trail, either single-vehicle or riding 2-abreast · Call 311 (720.913.1311) to report incidents, camps, crashes & concerns. For more information and resources, visitdenvergov.org/trails.

If you don't want to file a formal report, please send information about incidents to board@fanscheesmanpark.com. We are compiling a database and will give the report to DPR. Give us the date, time, type of e-vehicle (scooter or bike), and brief description of what happened. 

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