Meeting for new skate park expansion
The city of Aspen Parks Department is holding an open house on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Grande Skate Park to talk about a proposed expansion to the park.
The park staff is interested in the future needs, features and uses the skaters would like to see implemented.
For more information call Steve Cronin at 429-2896.
Independence Pass Foundation to sponsor volunteer planting project
The Independence Pass Foundation will be sponsoring a volunteer tree planting project on the pass on Wednesday. The project will aims to install 300-plus lodgepole pine seedlings near the Lincoln Creek Campground east of Aspen.
The project will begin at 9 a.m. Participants should meet at the winter gate near mile marker 47. Those who are planning to attend should carpool from that point. Participants will be planting for two-and-a-half hours, breaking for lunch and continue working until 2 p.m. Volunteers will be provided with drinks, snacks and a box lunch if they register in advance for this event.
The Independence Pass Foundation will provide seedling trees, tools and materials. Volunteers are asked to provide work gloves, sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Volunteers will not be working on steep slopes or in dangerous terrain, but should be capable of performing physical labor for several hours. Families and children over 10 years old are welcome.
To register for this event or for more information, contact Mark Fuller at (970) 963-4959 or at firstname.lastname@example.org . All volunteers will be contacted to verify their participation prior to the event.
Rio Grande detour set in Woody Creek
Rio Grande Trail users will be detoured onto Upper River Road for about 1,300 feet in Woody Creek, starting on Wednesday. The trail detour will extend between the Woody Creek post office and Woody Creek Road. This detour will accommodate the paving of a currently unpaved segment of the trail and the installation of a bridge.
The detour will be in place until completion of the project in mid-October. The bridge, that will span the actual Woody Creek, will be installed in September.