Denver will try to liven up Commons Park with free activities

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A series of free athletic activities at Commons Park, near the South Platte River, starts tonight.

Drop-in games

These friendly pick-up games will run July 19 to September 1 on the North Lawn, near 19th Street.

  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Flag football: Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Kickball: Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fitness hours
These fitness sessions will happen from July 21 to September 1 on the Main Lawn, at 16th and Little Raven streets.
  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT): Tuesdays,  12 to 1 p.m.
  • Tai chi: Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Power yoga, Thursdays 12 to 1 p.m.
Weekend bootcamp for women
These women-only training sessions will stretch from July 23 to October 22 on the Main Lawn, at 16th & Little Raven streets.
  • Saturday, July 23: 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, Aug. 20: 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27: 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, Sept. 24: 8:00 – 9:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

The parks department also has plans for a “pop-up” dog park – basically, an off-leash dog area that will be designated by poles at certain hours – but it hasn’t been announced yet.