DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Parks and Recreation completed the restoration and repair of the Sullivan Gateway in City Park. The gateway was built in 1917 and marks the southern entrance to the City Park Esplanade.

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Sullivan Gateway was listed on Colorado Preservation Inc.’s list of endangered locations in 2013. The $ 4.7 million urban project restored the 300-foot terracotta walls and lion head fountain.

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“The centuries-old grand entrance gate to Denver City Park was in ruins,” said Happy Haynes, executive director of Parks and Recreation. “The restoration of this landmark structure is an example of our commitment to preserving Denver’s heritage by providing beautiful places for people to enjoy themselves.”

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The restoration project was funded in part by a $ 200,000 grant to the History Colorado – State Historical Fund and a $ 1,500 donation from the East Angel Friends and Alumni Foundation and the DPR Capital Improvement Fund. Further information on the project can be found here.