Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Fun Facts: Parks

'Tis the season for baseball and softball, and many of us are spending plenty of time at the ballparks. Here are some fast facts about two of our great Fort Collins facilities. This information and more (including current status due to flooding) can be found on the city’s parks webpage:

Rolland Moore Park:
1974 - Land purchased by the City for $99,721.00
1983 - Construction begins. Grand Opening in June of 1984.
1984 - Facility of Merit for Outstanding Sports/Recreation Facility from "Athletic Business" magazine
1985 - Award of Merit from "Park Maintenance" magazine and The Park Maintenance Institute for outstanding park shelter design
1997 - United States Slo Pitch Softball Association Complex of the Year in Colorado

"The Park was named after Rolland Moore who had been the Parks Superintendent for the City of Fort Collins for 37 years. Moore Park had the first handicap accessible playground in Fort Collins."


Lee Martinez Park:
1973 - Martinez Park land purchased
1978 - First phase of construction completed
1979 - Ballfields completed
1981 - Poudre Trail built along the Poudre River
1985 - Lee Martinez Park and The Farm officially dedicated

"The park was named by the Fort Collins City Council after Librado (Lee) Martinez, a long time resident and community leader. Mr. Martinez served on the Fort Collins Human Relations Commission and was active in many other capacities for several organizations."

Mystery Photo:
Last week's photo was of the statue in front of Lulu Asian Bistro on College Avenue just south of Mountain.















Where in Fort Collins was this week's picture taken?


2 comments:

Patricia Stoltey said...

That little purple house looks so familiar. If that's a greenhouse in the background, that might be a clue, but I'm not sure.

I like the list you've put in your sidebar, Jenny. Now I can go back and read the ones I've missed.

Jenny said...

Pat, you're on the right track.

I'm glad the list is helpful!