Bonnie Brae Information

BONNIE BRAE INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 33.1 years

Boundaries
University to Steele, Exposition to Mississippi (west to east, north to south, respectively)

Business
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.org 
Denver Chamber of Commerce www.denverchamber.org 
Denver Office of Economic Development www.milehigh.com/oed/
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org
The Bonnie Brae Merchants Association

County
Denver

Downtown/Shopping
As Bonnie Brae grew, and Bonnie Brae real estate expanded, businesses opened along the 700 block of University Boulevard. Carl and Sue Dire opened the Bonnie Brae Tavern in June 1934, seven months after the repeal of Prohibition. It continues as a neighborhood gathering spot today. The Bonnie Brae Tavern and other businesses form a thriving commercial area between Exposition and Ohio streets that still function as the "Main Street" of one of Denver's most charming neighborhoods.

Elevation
5,280 feet, the Mile High City

Government
The Bonnie Brae neighborhood of Denver is in District 6 of the Denver City Council. Charlie Brown is the Council person. Phone: (303) 871-0601 E-mail: charlie.brown@ci.denver.co.us

Colorado's governor is Bill Ritter and Denver's mayor is John W. Hickenlooper. Denver, the capital of the State of Colorado, is a consolidated city and county. It serves as the financial, transportation, and distribution center of the Rocky Mountain region. Denver was officially formed on November 7, 1861. A non-partisan elected mayor, auditor, and 13-member city council govern Denver. Nine main departments carry out the functions of city government.

Bonnie Brae Neighborhood Association
Bonnie Brae's organized neighborhood association partners with an active Merchants Association, City Council, and the City of Denver. Bonnie Brae has an annual picnic in Bonnie Brae Park. It is a small area (around 650 homes).

History
Bonnie Brae was begun in the 1920s by businessman George W. Olinger who engaged noted landscape architect Saco DoBoer to design a street system that departed from the grid system and would focus on the land's topography and natural beauty. Development slowed in the late '20s and early '30s, to pick up again in the late '30s and '40s. Construction boomed after World War II ended.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Centura Health – St. Anthony's Central Hospital, 4231 W 16th Ave.
Centura Health – Porter Adventist Hospital 2525 Downing St.
Children's Hospital, 1056 E 19th Ave.
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, 1719 E. 19th Ave.
Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, 3520 W. Oxford Ave.
Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St.
Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, 1835 Franklin St.
National Jewish Medical & Research Center, 1400 Jackson St.
Rose Medical Center, 4567 E. 9th Ave.
University of Colorado Hospital, 4200 E. 9th Ave.

Safety and Law Enforcement
Denver Police Department 
S.E. Denver
District 3 Substation
1625 S. University Blvd.
Denver 80210
720-913-1300

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Denver Athmar
1865 W. Mississippi #C, 80223
(303) 937-9507
www.dmv.org

Main Post Office
945 S. Birch Street
www.usps.com

Major Employers
First Data
Newmont Mining
Liberty Media
EchoStar Communications
ProLogis
Qwest Communications
Liberty Global
Ball Corp
Discovery Holding
Federal Government
State of Colorado
University of Colorado System
Denver Public School
City & County of Denver
Archstone Smith Trust

Major Industries
Communications, Utilities, Transportation

Newspapers
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities

Central Library 
10 W. Fourteenth Av. Pkwy.
Denver 80204
720-865-1111
www.denver.lib.co.us

Eugene Field Branch
810 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209
303-777-2301

Places of Interest
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Black American West Museum and Heritage Center
Colorado History Museum - Denver
Mizel Museum of Judaica
Museo de las Americas
Denver Performing Arts Complex

Population
556,835 Denver

Recreation
All Denver: 5,643 Acres of Parks; 302 parks; 15 golf courses (public & private)

South Denver Park District:
South District is located in the Southeast corridor of metro Denver. Its boundaries include Washington Park, Bonnie Brae, Belcaro, Cook, Ash Grove Park, Frances W. Jacobs Park, City of Potenza Park, and the Baker neighborhoods. Washington Park is the largest park in this district and is over 100 years old. It hosts over 250 picnic permits per year and has many unique features such as a 2.6-mile jogging path, the busiest recreation center in Denver and 2 of the most flamboyant flower gardens in Denver. It has several soccer fields, 2 playgrounds (1 handicap accessible), 1 basketball and roller blade court, 1 horseshoe court, 10 tennis courts and a lawn bowling green and 2 lakes.

Recreation Centers
South District also includes a new recreation center in Cook Park. Cook Park has several soccer fields and Garland Park has Lollipop Lake, which is used for irrigation, by pumping from a well to water the entire park.

Denver has: 
29 Recreation Centers
26 swimming pools
135 miles of Hike-Bikeways
13,600 acres of Denver Mountain Parks throughout the greater metropolitan area.

Sales Tax
7.6 %

Shopping Centers
Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver www.cherrycreekmall.com
Bonnie Brae Shopping District: University Avenue between Exposition and Ohio

Size
28 square blocks

Schools/ Education Stats
Denver is in the Denver Public School System. It has 74 public elementary schools; 17 public K-8 schools; 18 public middle schools; 12 public high schools; 19 Charter Schools of varying grade levels; 6 "Other" Schools; and 8 Alternative Schools.

Widely recognized today as one of the best urban school systems in the country, Denver Public Schools serves the residents of the City and County of Denver, Colorado.
http://www.dpsk12.org

Bonnie Brae Schools include:

Cory Elementary School
303-744-2726
1550 South Steele Street
Denver, CO 80210-2938

Knight Fundamental School
303-722-4681
3245 East Exposition Avenue
Denver, CO 80209-4924

Merrill Middle School
303-756-3621
1551 South Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80210-3015

South High School
303-698-6100
1700 East Louisiana Avenue
Denver, CO 80210-1810

Transportation
The commute to downtown Denver from Bonnie Brae is less than 15 minutes and it's only 5 minutes to the nearby Cherry Creek shopping center. Even Washington Park is only a 5 minute bicycle ride away.

Utility Companies and contact info
Denver Solid Waste Management Division 
http://www.denvergov.org/dephome.asp?depid=370
Xcel Energy www.xcelenergy.com

Information Sources
The City & County of Denver www.denvergov.org
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. www.downtowndenver.com
Denver Chamber of Commerce www.denverchamber.org
Denver Office of Economic Development www.milehigh.com/oed/
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation www.metrodenver.org
Metro Denver Sports Commission www.denversports.org

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