Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bancroft Park overhaul begins this week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 11:06 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS
  • Courtesy City of Colorado Springs

Prepare to see a complete make-over of Bancroft Park, which began July 16 and has been in the making for more than two years.

The project, in the heart of Old Colorado City, will expand the plaza space, while removing the existing picnic pavilion, adding new restrooms and playground, and overhauling the green space.

The genesis of the project was a fire in January 2017, as outlined in this piece from the Colorado Springs Business Journal.

"During construction, there will be no sidewalk or street closures and parking will not be impacted," the city said in a news release. "Additionally, the Pikes Peak Farmers’ Market will operate as usual throughout the duration of the project, which is estimated to last through the end of October."

The will cost $550,000 project, with money coming from the Trails, Open Space and Parks Tax (TOPS), Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) and the Old Colorado City Foundation.

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