City Park Golf Course closes for major renovation project

DENVER -- City Park Golf Course has been open since 1913 but on Wednesday, it will close.

But not for good. It will be closed for about 18 months for a major project.

The course is getting renovated and according to the city of Denver, the primary reason is to reduce the flood risks to neighborhoods just north of the course.

Bridgette Walsh is a Denver resident and a board member of the group City Park Friends and Neighbors. She loves her neighborhood.

But she and her group do not like the renovation the city has planned for the golf course.

"They are going to close it for two years. They are going to fence it off, curb-to-curb, with a 6-foot-high fence. They are going to chop down 261 trees," she said.

All true said the city, but it will be planting more than 750 new trees and will be replacing the current clubhouse with a new user-friendly facility.