The Town of Estes Park is pursuing grant funding for the replacement of the picnic shelter located on the north side of the parking structure. The following handout will provide additional information. Community input on both the location and shelter type would be appreciated. Please stop by while shopping at the Farmer's Market.
The Town of Estes Park's Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance, renovation and management of all Town-owned park land. Each year the Parks Division plants more than 38,000 annual flowers in addition to 8,000 perennial flowers while maintaining its own greenhouse; all the park trees and Town right-of-way trees; 3 acres of turf; 32 irrigation systems; 53 flower beds; 12 bronze statues; the 6 bronze Armed Services plaques, bronze eagle and bronze American flag at Veterans Monument Park; 14 bronze benches located along the Riverwalk, and 12 new hidden bronze pikas. The Parks staff also cares for the Estes Park Museum properties, Estes Park Visitor Center, the parking structure, Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Light & Power Building grounds, open spaces, 16.4 miles of trails, and they keep all downtown areas (parks, Elkhorn Avenue, parking lots/structure landscaping) clean and tidy. The Parks Division crew consists of five full-time employees, 1 part-time employee and approximately 18 seasonal workers. Parks staff also assists in snow removal during winter and spring months.