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New Sign Erected at Ecology Park

A new sign greets visitors who enjoy hiking and walking dogs in the open space at Fremont County's B.F. Rockafellow Ecology Park along Temple Canyon Road.

A new sign at the entrance of the B.F. Rockafellow Ecology Park is the latest improvement made at the open space park south of Cañon City.   3rd Dimension Signs of Cañon City installed the new sign which incorporates Fremont County’s new logo.

Last year the Board of Commissioners invested some Conservation Trust Funds (lottery money) to make some long needed improvements at the park which sits on the site of the old Cañon City landfill along Temple Canyon Road which was closed more than 20 years ago.   Among the improvements made were to roadside and parking lot fencing, dead trees were replaced with new trees, picnic tables were replaced, and the trickle irrigation system that feeds the newly planted trees was also repaired.

Although there have been requests from some citizens to install restrooms at the site, the Board of Commissioners has decided that since the Ecology Park has always been managed as open space with minimal maintenance, they have chosen not to pursue restroom installation.   District 2 Commissioner Debbie Bell has noted that the open space concept is supported by the fact that Fremont County doesn’t actually have a parks department and the current maintenance required on the county’s property at Pathfinder Regional Park and the War Memorial Park at the airport must be handled by the county’s maintenance department.

Newly planted trees and new picnic tables are among other improvements made over the past year at the Ecology Park.