As part of its “Events at DEN” series, Denver International Airport (DEN) is transforming its open-air plaza into a Pop-Up Park, featuring native Colorado trees and plants and 9,000 square feet of turf. The Pop-Up Park brings many features enjoyed in other Denver parks including lawn games, lunchtime fitness classes and lounge seating.
A defining element of the Pop-Up Park is the potted gardens curated by students in the Colorado State University Landscape Design and Contracting Program. Students selected trees and plants native to Colorado’s Plains ecosystem, including displays of low-water consuming plants, giving passengers the opportunity to experience local flora without leaving the airport.
Throughout the summer, DEN will host fun passenger experiences in the park, including:
· Patriotic music – July 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
· Colorado musician Eric Lane – August 1, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
· Dog agility course – August 31, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Complete event information is available at FlyDenver.com/events
The Pop-Up Park is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through September 3, weather permitting, on DEN’s 82,000-square-foot plaza, located at the south end of Jeppesen Terminal connecting the terminal to the Westin Denver International Airport and Transit Center. Passengers visiting DEN and community members alike are encouraged to stop by and enjoy free park activities. Share your photos of Pop-Up park using the hashtag #DENEvents.
The plaza is located pre-security, is open to the public and is accessible just steps from the University of Colorado A Line station at DEN, or a short walk from the airport parking garages ($4/hour in garage parking, $5/short term parking).
Upcoming DEN Events (Additional details will be made available ahead of each event)
Sept. 14 – Sept. 24 – Fifth Annual Beer Flights: This popular event features some of Colorado’s top micro-breweries and brew master and coincides with worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Nov. 23 – Jan. 6 – Ice Skating Rink: Back for a third year, DEN’s free ice skating rink will be on the plaza for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season.
*All DEN Events are weather permitting and subject to closure during adverse weather.