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Denver  

Sundial: 1010
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Gnomonic or Projection Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 41.283′ N  105° 0.233′ W
Location:
  • 1200 West Florida Ave at Denver's Ruby Hill Park. The park is West of the South Platte River and between West Florida and West Jewell Avenues. The sundial is built into the center of the Pavilion near the Northwest parking lot.

    In 2021 because of construction, the West entrance may be closest from South Quivas Street.
 
Description:
  • This gnomonic sundial uses an oculus high above ground level to project sunlight through a large overhead disc made of yellow plexiglass with a hole in the center to provide a brighter spot of sunlight surrounded by a yellow ellipse to show date and time. The light projects onto a large gnomonic calendar in colored concrete designating the months and hour lines from 10am-2pm standard time. Summer hours are designated from 11am-3pm.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Denver Parks and Recreation
  • In the words of the Denver Parks and Recreation Landscape Architecture Supervisor, "There are no instructional plaques of the sundial. It is intended to be an explore it and learn piece."
  • Designer: Paul Mills, Russel Mills Studios, Fort Collins Colorado
  • Builder: Golden Triangle Construction
  • Construction Date: Completed 2011
 

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Last Revised: 2021-05-14 14:12:22:54

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