PARK Coworking has joined the Proximity Network! Located in the Wash Park neighborhood of downtown Denver, Colorado, PARK Coworking’s mission is to provide an “innovative and collaborative workspace design to cultivate a close-knit coworking community”. We love that their motto is, “Live where you work, work where you live”. We caught up with Jamal Mangelsen, the community manager, to learn more about this awesome space!
When did you open your coworking space and what enticed you to do so?
Park Coworking opened on April 15th, 2019. Aaron Grant, our founder, saw an opportunity in an area that needed coworking in Washington Park and acquired property to do just that. I work with Aaron on all of his development projects and have been lucky enough to be able to be a part of PARK Coworking as a Community Manager.
Tell us about your space. How big is it? What kinds of amenities do you have? What sort of quirks make it special?
Our space feels just like home and every piece of our interior has been designed. We have phone booths and a rooftop patio.
What is your favorite thing about operating a coworking space?
I love connecting with community members. Travis, a community member of ours, and I go to the gym together weekly and having a community to make friends in, in addition to having a place I work out of has been amazing, it is easily the biggest perk of this space. Connecting with other professionals and building a real network of friends and coworkers. The events we hold here at PARK are my second favorite thing about the space.
What has been the most surprising/unexpected thing about operating a coworking space?
Teamwork makes the dream work. Without a team, we couldn’t do this! Coworking is different than other small business ventures, a small team of two to three people is vital, and boy are we lucky that we have the team we do. Tara, Aaron, and I are an amazing team and I wouldn’t want to be working with anyone else on this project!
What’s your favorite story about one of your members?
Trafalagar, a film releasing agency that offices out of PARK, has regular chats with Shakira and other famous musicians. Which I think is AMAZING.
What is your biggest piece of advice for someone wanting to open a space?
Get a good team of people that you can trust and hold accountable.