Friday, August 15, 2014

Please avoid parking in neighborhood areas near the park - or Chive On

via Dave Felice

or ride your horse
From near City Park is limited and patrons are granted access on a first come first serve basis. Chive Fest attendees are strongly encouraged to use alternate forms of transportation to the Park. Please avoid parking in neighborhood areas near the park. There are a couple of parking options available in City Park. Surface lots are available at the Denver Zoo and The Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Patrons can park at the Museum or the Zoo after 5pm. Ferril Lake will also have Chive Fest spots available. In addition, Chive Fest lots are located at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Messiah Denver Lutheran Church and in the west and southwest lots at East High School near City Park. Look for signs that indicate Chive Fest Parking. - Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church: 1980 Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80220. - Messiah Denver Lutheran Church: 1750 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80220. - East High School: 1600 City Park Esplanade, Denver, CO 80206.

Personal Comment:

I find it incredibly disgusting and insulting that so-called Christian houses of worship would rent their parking lots to an organization of questionable and manipulative ethics and whose primary reason for existence is hedonism, self-gratification, intoxication, and exploitation of women.  These churches should be ashamed of themselves!
These churches show themselves to be bad neighbors by participating in an event that disturbs the community.  
Furthermore, Montview Presbyterian Church is at roughly three-quarters of a mile away from the venue.
If you'd like to express concern, Montview is 303-355-1651.  Messiah is 303-355-4471.
Personal cell for Kelsey Brown at AllPhases is 303-910-6106.  "Chive Liaison" is 303-681-7833.  Denver city 3-1-1 direct is 720-913-1311.  Police non-emergency is 720-913-2000.

I would not expect a positive or satisfactory response from any of these people. 

From: Messiah Community Church <>
To: gelato321 <>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Subject: Your complaint

I wasn't totally aware of what the event was when I initially agreed. However, after seeing the controversy, I am still going to rent out our lots. This isn't an event that we are "hanging out hat on." (I have a contract that says they will be out by midnight or I start towing, and collect trash, and they are going to patrol.) Think of it this way, this thing is going to happen regardless of your objections, and I am at least keeping 100 cars in one area and from clogging the neighboring streets, and keeping probably 200 people from walking in your neighborhood and throwing trash in your front yards!
Seems to me we are taking one for the neighborhood and deserve some thanks! If I try to prevent this, two things will happen: 1) they will use them anyway and unless I pay a uniformed officer money to chase people away or sit there in my own car all night with a gun or a cop, you've got the same problem and no recourse with the promoters because I have no contact with them; 2) there will be all of those cars that could be corralled in our lot now driving up and down 19th, Montview, Ash, Bellaire parking in front of Park Hill houses and then walking back later. That seems far worse.
There are no activities that I would endorse or promote at this event, but complaining to me isn't going to make it go away. You've got bigger problems than cars in our lot, at least we are trying to help deal with the situation.


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