Gold Camp Park dedicated
City Council member Jerry Heimlicher, City Manager Lorne Kramer and City Parks Board member Kent Obee helped dedicate Gold Camp Park May 24.
About 25 residents of the Crown Hill Mesa subdivision attended the event at the recently completed 5-acre facility south of Lower Gold Camp Road, about a quarter-mile east of 21st Street. A neighborhood park, it is chiefly intended for the use of the 300-some households in the less-than-five-years-old subdivision.
Also present were Colorado Springs Parks staffers, including Sarah Keith, who had coordinated the park's construction and contributed homemade cookies in the shape of train engines to the dedication. Such was in keeping with the park's theme, which had been influenced by the area's historical connection to the area's mining history. Trains from the Cripple Creek gold camps used to bring ore to the milling plant in what is now the neighboring Gold Hill Mesa subdivision.
The park's $600,000 cost was paid with Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS) funds, which come from the city's .01 percent open space sales tax.
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