Holly Square


Northeast Park Hill Neighborhood

The destruction of the Holly Square Shopping Center in May 2008 as a result of gang arson left a major void in the heart of this proud community. Together with support from the City of Denver, ULC acquired the 2.6 acre site in 2009. ULC immediately commenced an extensive community engagement process to determine future redevelopment plans.

Today Holly Square is a vibrant community hub, catering primarily to children. The site is home to the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club, a 25,000 community serving building and an outdoor gathering space.

Local Children Use Holly Square Futsal Courts – Watch Video!

Written on August 7, 2014 at 2:14 am

    The futsal courts at Holly Square were featured in a video created by America Scores Denver to promote its fundraising efforts to improve a soccer court used by their program. America SCORES Denver provides innovative soccer, poetry, and service learning to nearly 320 Denver Public Schools Children allowing the students to gain mental and physical abilities. Currently, the Holly
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Safe Summer Safe Holly Kick-Off Event

Written on June 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to start planning for the weekend! What, no weekend plans? Well, this Saturday Urban Land Conservancy is excited to be part of the kick-off event for Safe Summer Safe Holly program. The program falls under the umbrella of the Safe Summer Denver initiative working to “ensure safe communities where
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Holly Square Preparing for Next Phase of Development

Written on April 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

So much incredible transformation has already taken place at Holly Square in Northeast Park Hill including a new Boys & Girls Club, Peace Courts for basketball and futsal as well as a new playground for the community. Read more about what has been accomplished and what HARP is doing to take next steps towards the
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Get Involved with the Holly Area Redevelopment Project

Written on February 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Are you interested in the redevelopment of Holly Square in northeast Park Hill?  HARP has a newly formed Board of Directors and there is a lot of opportunity to get involved through various committees.  The redevelopment of this site is based on community need and input – we want to hear from you! Please take
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Come Celebrate the Grand Opening of Holly Square’s Boys and Girls Club

Written on October 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

You are invited to celebrate the incredible new Nancy P. Anschutz Center and Jack A. Vickers Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, October 5th from 10am – 1pm.  This incredible new asset in northeast Park Hill will compliment the wonderful programming taking place at the Holly basketball and futsal courts, the Hiawatha Davis Rec Center
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ULC Committed to Holly Square Redevelopment

Written on September 27, 2013 at 5:11 pm

ULC has been working diligently with the community, working through a tragic incident that occurred on September 20, 2013.  The shooting that occurred at Holly Square, left one adult is in critical condition.  This news has really been difficult for the community, the Holly Area Redevelopment Project (HARP) and ULC.  HARP is a collaborative of residents,
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About the Holly Square

Written on September 26, 2013 at 2:12 am

The former Holly Square Shopping Center, located between Holly and Hudson streets north of East 33rd Ave., in the Northeast Park Hill neighborhood of Denver, CO, was destroyed by arson in May 2008.  The property was purchased in April 2009 by ULC with assistance from the City of Denver’s Office of Economic Development.  ULC oversaw
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Vision for Holly Square One Step Closer to Reality

Written on October 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Today was cause for celebration as Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver took the next step to make the vision of the Nancy P. Anschutz Center, home of the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club, a reality. Thanks to a $5 million grant from The Anschutz Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club broke
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Northeast Park Hill Community Remembers Coach Tony Wells

Written on August 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

One of the nation’s all-time great youth through high school age coaches, Tony Wells passed away July 16 from chronic kidney failure. Coach Wells was internationally known primarily for producing record setting female sprinters and hurdles, but also coached national class jumpers, throwers, and middle distance runners.  His influence went well beyond the athletes he coached
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Key Partner at Holly Square Unveils Dynamic Mural Design

Written on May 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Prodigal Son Initiative Inc has Completed the Vision Process and Incredible Design Concepts for the Holly Square Mural Project Knowing that redevelopment of the Holly Square will take some time; the community is looking for short- and long-term ways of using the site for positive activities.  One immediate project that has been an outgrowth of the HARP process
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