A proposed urban trail to experience Denver's art, health, and heritage.


The 303 ArtWay is an exciting new catalyst for Denver. It is a proposed art-themed urban trail connecting paved walkways and bike paths through the Park Hill Neighborhood with a larger vision to expand through Denver. The trail will highlight the visionaries and artists, leaders and community activists who have brought so much life to this unique and diverse neighborhood.  


Call for Artists!

303 ArtWay Call for Artists: 40th & Colorado A­-Line Station Temporary Public Art Project
Budget: Up to $30,000 (all­ inclusive budget)
Deadline: 5:00PM, Sunday, July 10th, 2016

The Urban Land Conservancy (ULC), PlatteForum, and Northeast Transportation Connections are soliciting a local artist or artist team to participate in developing and implementing a creative, short-term, physical installation near the new RTD 40th & Colorado Station that cultivates collaborative and community-driven engagement. This call is open to Denver artists, with preference towards North Park Hill and Elyria Swansea artists. This placemaking project should create a unique and culturally relevant art installation on public land, which may be visible from the commuter rail line.

For more information, visit the PlatteForum website here, or contact Rebecca Vaughan, Artistic Director at rvaughan@platteforum.org

Experience more than just a trail.


The function of the trail is not merely around the connection, it will also celebrate creativity, featuring art to be commissioned by the community itself. Neighbors are invited to weigh in on the visual direction of the art surrounding the trail. This will provide the community another amenity to appreciate the beauty of Park Hill, while connecting with neighbors and friends.

The trail will also provide the community additional platforms for events and activities, such as parades and group bicycle events. Additionally, the trail and its events will lead people directly to many of the small businesses of the area, boosting their visibility and patronage.


Art Installations

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Small Businesses



Be active in the city.


Community members, walkers, runners, bicyclists, urban explorers, and exercise enthusiasts, to name a few groups, will be able to utilize the approximately 5.5 miles of trail as a connection through Park Hill. Walk or bike from your favorite areas of the neighborhood, to the Fairfax and Kearney shopping areas, the schools, and many historic buildings of North Park Hill as well as the major public attractions of the Denver Museum of Science & Nature and Denver Zoo near South Park Hill.


Explore traditions and history through the generations.


Park Hill is a pivotal community in Denver’s history. Park Hill is where many important events have occurred around diversity, civil rights, and urban development of the 20th century. People that utilize the trail will have the opportunity to learn about these stories while they walk, bike, or run the trail with wayfinding signs, landmarks, and historical story boards. Park Hill will be chronicled for the members and guests of the community.


On the trail.

The trail will begin and end in destinations that are sought by the entire city and unique to the Park Hill Community, starting in the Northeast Park Hill neighborhood. The intent is to provide connections throughout Greater Park Hill in conjunction with the arrival of the East Corridor Commuter Rail. 

The first phase of the 303 ArtWay will start at the A Line commuter rail station at 40th and Colorado and will end at Holly Square on 33rd and Holly. The second phase will pick up at Holly Square and continue through North Park Hill all the way to South Park Hill for the third phase that will include destinations such as the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.