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Open House Set for Garden Park Facility

The public is invited to tour Fremont County Public and Environmental Health and other offices in the newly renovated Garden Park Facility at 201 North 6th in Canon City on April 7th

Residents of Fremont County will have an opportunity next week to tour the newly renovated facilities at Fremont County’s Garden Park Building which is the new home for the Fremont County Department of Public and Environmental Health.    The Fremont County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an open house at the Garden Park Building at 201 North 6th Street in Cañon City from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7th.

The Commissioners acquired the Garden Park Building from the Cañon City RE-1 School District in February of last year.  H.W. Houston Construction of Pueblo began a $465,000 remodeling project on the facility last October.   Public Health opened their new offices in the Garden Park Building on February 9th.    Public Health Director Rick Miklich said his staff members are delighted to be operating in a state of the art facility including well designed and spacious exam rooms, a dedicated vaccine room, nursing station, vital statistics office and a modern reception area.      The new space also provides for a more efficient and effective means to provide basic public health services that include immunizations, disease screening, counseling, education and overall client comfort.

Miklich said an additional bonus is access to a spacious training room which will allow public health staff to revamp their services and offer a variety of courses to county staff and the community.   Office Manager Linda Leggitt remarked, “It is so much easier to provide such a high level of customer service to our clients.”    Clinic Nurse Lori Steinbeck added “These facilities are much more oriented to our client needs. The exam rooms are much less intimidating to children, which makes up a large portion of our client base.”

Fremont County Environmental Health Officer Sid Darden also relocated his offices from the County Building Department to the Public Health Department.   In addition the newly renovated Garden Park Building now houses Fremont County Weed Control, the Office of Emergency Management, and much needed space for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Department Investigations Division.

The public is encouraged to attend the April 7th open house and take a tour of the spacious new facilities.