The ELK Education Center and Montbello Open Space Park Campaign is a unique partnership with Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), The Trust for Public Land, and Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR). The project has created an environmental and outdoor Education Center and 4.5-acre Open Space Park providing a home in the community to learn, play and create through improved access to nature, educational and community programs in a safe place within the neighborhood. The project has created space to house ELK’s programs and operations, as well as provide green space that is open and free to the public and activated by youth and adult programs. 


12680 Albrook Dr. Denver, CO 80239

ELK Education Center Hours

Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: By appointment only
Sunday: Closed

Click here to reserve or make an appointment at this space. For questions, contact Franklin Cruz at fcruz@elkkids.org or 720-366-4625. 

Our Funders

Academy of Dermatologists

Anschutz Foundation

Argosy Foundation

Joedy and Charles Arnold

Beveridge Family Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

City and County of Denver

Colorado Health Foundation

Colorado Natural Resource Trustees (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and Colorado Department of Natural Resources)

Denver Parks & Recreation

Etkin Johnson Group

Gates Family Foundation

Great Outdoors Colorado

The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

Laura Jane Musser Fund

Majestic Realty

Montbello Organizing Committee

National Park Service

Land and Water Conservation Fund

National Recreation & Park Association

Newmont Mining Corporation

Opus Foundation

PB and K Family Foundation

The Piton Foundation

PS You Are Here

Suncor Energy USA

Timken Foundation

The Trust for Public Land

VF Foundation

The Hunter White Foundation

Xcel Energy