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Denver Parks & Rec, Bike Denver Create Courtesy Patrol

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DENVER (CBS4) – There’s a new patrol designed to make a day in the park enjoyable for all.

As the days warm up, more people are heading outside.

“People come out more and more and you definitely get a much bigger population utilizing their wonderful parks,” Jacob Wells with Denver Parks and Recreation said.

To keep everyone safe Denver Parks and Rec and Bike Denver teamed up to create a courtesy patrol.

“It’s important that all of our users understand the basic rules and basic courtesies that we want to observe to keep these places safe for everybody,” Piep Van Heuven with Bike Denver said.

Volunteers are monitoring Washington Park, Cherry Creek Trail, South Platte Trail and City Park making sure everyone follows the rules.

“A lot of people have moved into Denver and having just somebody telling them about that really helps them out,” Wells said.

“We really need somebody watching to make sure that if you’re trying to cross, somebody is not going to mow you down and there are kids out here,” walker Jude Schouweiol said.

Right now there are 40 volunteers in the program but organizers hope more sign up to take ownership of their parks and keep everyone safe.

“I get to give back to the community, I get to help my ride a little bit, and I get to improve it for everybody else,” volunteer Tom Davis said.

Denver Parks and Rec is looking for volunteers for their bike courtesy patrol. Volunteers have to complete a background check and training. Visit the Denver Parks and Rec website for more information.

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