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Denver Parks and Recreation and HistoriCorps are gathering volunteers to repair stone walls at City Park Lily Ponds in Denver July 14-19 and July 21-26.

DENVER — HistoriCorps and Denver Parks and Recreation will lead volunteer efforts to rehabilitate City Park’s historic Lily Ponds in Denver this month.

More than a century old, the Lily Ponds in City Park have deteriorated over the years and are in need of many repairs.

Parks and Recreation (DPR) officials noticed the deterioration and reached out to HistoriCorps to help restore the stone retaining walls and mortar joints, according to spokesperson Stephanie Figueroa.

Supervising and funding the project is DPR, which plans to cover the cost of repairs, pay the HistoriCorps staff, and provide volunteers with food and housing for duration of the project, said Erika Schroeder, the program coordinator at HistoriCorps.

“City Park Lily Ponds provides a special opportunity for our staff and volunteers to engage in a historical landscape project in an urban core that will serve the local communities of Denver,” Schroeder told The Denver Gazette via email.

Historicorps is a nonprofit based in Morrison, Colo., that preserves historic places around America.

While it oversees projects throughout the country, the organization has worked on restoring many historic sites in Colorado as well.

Read the full article at The Denver Gazette

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