RVs around Aspgren Park cause grief for residents

DENVER (KDVR) – Residents of Aspgren Park in southwest Denver are asking problem solvers for help, saying their neighbors are polluting, causing safety issues and playing loud music late at night .

These “neighbors” live off RVs around this park. It has been about two weeks since some people who live around the park have reported being able to enjoy the playground and the park.

“I mean, it’s right there,” said Anna Martin, a resident who lives near the park.

The park is one of the reasons Martin and her husband decided to move into their home.

“There’s a playing field that we’re going to play on, and we also go out into the open green space a lot and we just play around the football,” Martin said.

Martin has two children and they have enjoyed their trips to Aspgren Park.

“Since our neighbors arrived, this activity has been extremely minimized,” Martin said.

A few weeks ago, his new neighbors parked around the park, and Martin said they created a situation that makes trips to the park less than ideal.

“Lots of trash, there was a dog bite from one of the campers,” Martin said.

Dog bites aren’t the only problem. Noise was another complaint.

“They have a bass system they were using last night, so we called the police about it,” Martin said, “I mean I could go on. There are open containers of helium that they’re just transporting in. We’re really concerned about any fires that may occur.

What was once their green oasis in the middle of town is now a parking lot for several motorhomes.

“We have beautiful parks and it’s just a shame to see them treated this way,” Martin said.

How is Denver responding to Aspgren Park concerns?

Martin and his neighbors contacted Denver police. The department told FOX31 Problem Solvers it is aware of the complaints and is working with other city departments to find a solution.

Martin and his neighbors take on the only role they have right now: “give them as much information as possible about what’s going on, because we really don’t know what to do.”

DPD asked FOX31 to contact the city’s Housing Stability Department.

“HOST,” as it is called, told FOX31 that they are working on a safe parking program for homeless people. HOST said this program, ideally, is intended to provide a place to park and live while these people focus on getting out of homelessness.

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