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Town Restores Weather-Beaten Bond Park

Wet weather and heavy Memorial weekend traffic caused extensive damage to the Bond Park lawn.  Courtesy photo

Wet weather and heavy Memorial weekend traffic caused extensive damage to the Bond Park lawn. Courtesy photo

Historic Bond Park, Estes Park’s treasured downtown open space, is on the mend. On Monday, June 1, the Town of Estes Park Public Works department closed the park to begin clearing and re-sodding the grounds after rain and festival traffic reduced large portions of the lawn to mud over the Memorial Day weekend.

Weather permitting, the sod will be laid by Wednesday, June 10. Bond Park will remain closed to public traffic until Friday, June 19 in order to allow the new grass to establish roots. Additionally, the top soil will be fertilized to encourage quick downward growth of the roots.

A Town-owned property, Bond Park has been a central gathering place for Estes Park residents and visitors for decades. The park was the venue for 27 community events in 2008 with the participation of more than 80,000 people. It will be the setting for approximately the same number of events in 2009. Prior to becoming open space, it was a playground for children attending the adjacent first school and later was the site for facilities including the post office, the fire hall, the library and the chamber of commerce.

For further on the information contact the Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3588. Please visit the Town of Estes Park website at www.estes.org.

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