Communities across Denver, Colorado, and beyond have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may take years to understand its impacts fully, it is clear the crisis has compounded existing stress for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and areas where language barriers exist. With-in these communities, the effects of long-term stress have been shown to have direct impacts on both individual and community health. Staff at the CMTC are working to find ways to build community capacity and resilience to face the challenges in COVID-19 recovery by looking to increase social engagement and encourage healthy interactions. The Design Innovation (DI) project team is looking to leverage Colorado’s love of the outdoors into an innovative outdoor exercise and community space. DI Team member Afu Vue, a CU Denver Student, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, leads the team that is actively pursuing funding and sponsorship opportunities. Contact us if you are interested in supporting this project.