Sports and Recreation

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9th Platte River Half Marathon

Once again the Platte River Half Marathon (official site) is going to be passing along the edge of Baker. Going from downtown Littleton, along the Platte river trail, and ending across the 8th Avenue Viaduct and then up to the Buckhorn Exchange near the 10th and Osage light rail station.

They conveniently give you the option to run as a relay with friends and runners will get an RTD ticket to return them to Littleton (if they need it).

Date: 
10 Apr 2011 - 9:00am - 11:00am

8th annual Platte River Half Marathon to be held 11 April

the Platte River Half Marathon will begin in downtown Littleton at 9 a.m. on 11 April and proceed up the multi-use trail on the South Platte River to the Buckhorn Exchange at 10th & Osage; the trail will be open to other users during the marathon, so Phil Milstein Park would be an interesting spot from which to watch the race

if any Baker residents are competing, let us know so we can cheer you on!

more info at the official race site

Date: 
11 Apr 2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Baker's biggest park: Dailey or Milstein?

most people think Dailey Park is the biggest park in Baker, but another park, Phil Milstein Park, is tucked into the extreme northwestern corner of Baker's boundaries; it's a long, skinny park tucked against the South Platte River; if you reach it by normal means (the Platte River Trail), you actually have to leave Baker to get to it

but how big is Milstein? how big is Dailey?

La Familia Rec Center - 65 S. Elati

Location

65 S Elati St
Denver, CO 80223
United States
39° 42' 55.9944" N, 104° 59' 39.66" W

La Familia is one of Denver's older rec centers, and seems to be well used but is definitely in need of a renovation. The indoor swimming pool is at a higher temperature to encourage activities like water aerobics.

Dailey Park

Location

201-499 W Archer Pl
Denver 80223
United States
39° 42' 56.556" N, 104° 59' 38.2452" W

Dailey Park is not one of Denver's finest parks, although it has a good location near La Familia Recreation Center. The park has always seemed a bit sketchy to me since its users mostly enjoy the park to spend the day drinking, but while strolling by today I noticed a family playing on the swings and using the playground. The City of Denver has prepared two different plans to renovate the park, neither of which has been implemented. Perhaps there's still hope.

Phil Milstein Park sign

Sunset Reflected in Glass on Bolt Factory

This is the front porch and entry to the unit that forms the tower on the bolt factory with a nice sunset reflected on the glass. Not bad...

Beautiful Sunset from Bolt Factory on Kalamath

Not bad for a part of the city/neighborhood that's often looked down on...

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