Denver already has 200 parks, but why stop there?

Denver City Councilman Jolon Clark thinks the city needs a whole bunch of new parks, and wants to raise sales taxes and collect nearly $46 million a year to buy new land to build parks.

Keep in mind, taxpayers are already forking over more than $73 million a year to pay for existing city parks.

But this money would be used just for new parks, not the ones they already have.

Clark seems to think that open space and parks are needed on nearly every city block.

We think that if Denverites can’t be happy with the 200 parks they already have, perhaps they should reconsider if city life is really their thing.

The proposal goes before the city council Tuesday. If approved, the question goes to Denver voters this fall.