Clayton Early Learning (Clayton) has been serving children in the Northeast Denver community for more than 100 years. Clayton’s mission is to ensure optimal development during the birth-to- 5 period, for all children, especially those of limited opportunities. Clayton currently serves more than 800 children and their families per year, most of whom live in Northeast Denver. We also improve the quality of early learning programs for about 20,000 children each year. Effective early childhood education helps children begin kindergarten ready for success. The funding to provide these services comes in large part from a trust left by Mr. Clayton upon his death in 1899. While many members of the community know our historic campus at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, many are unaware that the Park Hill Golf Course property is also one of the largest assets of the Clayton Trust.
Clayton Early Learning leases the operations of the golf course to a golf management company through a 20-year lease. The lease will expire in December of 2018. The golf course currently operates at a significant financial loss, making it unlikely that it can continue as is while also providing the necessary funds to support Clayton’s important role for the children and families of Northeast Denver.
May 2017 Updates on our Community Idea Generating Process
In our continued efforts to gather ideas about the future uses of this 155 acre property, we have held one open community forum and four meetings of our Citizen’s Advisory Committee. We will have several more meetings of the Committee and will be scheduling future open forums as well. In addition, we have set up a brief 5 minute survey that we invite you to take by clicking the link below. You can also continue to offer your ideas by calling the voice mail box, or leaving a comment via this website.
Please join the conversation in one of the following ways:
We appreciate your feedback and ideas about the future of the property.