Park elements will include a shelter, restroom, playground, seating areas, and multi-purpose turf field.
The signature element of the park is a giant sugar beet play structure
The linear design of the park core area reflects the large-scale industrial nature of the sugar beet movement in and out of the facility.
Sugar beets were once grown all over northern Colorado. Fort Collins joined the “beet boom” in 1903 when Great Western Sugar Company opened a sugar factory along East Vine Drive.
Great Western Sugar actively recruited people to Northern Colorado to work the beet fields, including Germans from Russia and people from the southwestern United States and Mexico. Many of these workers lived in Buckingham, Andersonville, and Alta Vista neighborhoods: Las Tres Colonias.
Groundbreaking-March 15, 10 a.m.
Date: Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Location: Southwest corner of East Vine Drive & 9th Street, Fort Collins
The City of Fort Collins will be breaking ground on Fort Collins’ newest neighborhood park. The park will feature a picnic pavilion, playground, open turf field, and pollinator garden.
Join us to celebrate the start of construction and the unveiling of the park name.
Para información en español sobre esta postal, favor de llamar a Park Planning & Development al tel. (970) 221-6683 y podemos coordinar una intérprete para la reunión.