Oct 15, 2011 3:40 PM by James H Egbert
Following arrests and several protest rallies the Colorado State Patrol has now been able to reopen Lincoln Park, also known as Veteran's Park in Denver. The park was closed in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street, Denver affiliation group was forcibly removed from the park on Friday. After protesters were removed from the park, the Colorado State Patrol working with the Department of Personnel & Administration took over the work of cleaning up the park and halting any and all camping in the park by any group or organization.
As of 11:00 am Saturday the park was re-opened for public use. "We are pleased that the park has been reopened and made available for the use of our residents and visitors," said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. "While we expect no problems, the CSP will retain a uniformed presence to ensure that all applicable rules and laws are followed."
The Colorado State Patrol also re-affirmed that the park will close again at 11:00pm and re-open again at 5:00am Sunday and everyday after. Officials also stated that no tents or shelters will be permitted or erected at any time without a valid permit issued by the State and the Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Central Services.
Individuals, groups or organizations interested in conducting an event may submit and Event Application online or to the Department of Personnel & Administration, Division of Central Services, located at 1525 Sherman Street, B-15, Denver, Colorado, 80203. For further information, contact (303) 866-4357.