Centennial Park is Rockin’ this Spring!
Centennial Park has come a long way from a rather crude landfill to a spectacular park space with gardens and a new scale of riverwalk work. The early pioneers came into the town area and saw rolling hills down to the river banks. They immediately began the process of scraping off flat spaces and filling in along the river. Over the years the river was pushed to its present day location creating Hermosa Street, the parking area along main street, and the entire Town and Centennial Park area. All sorts of things were thrown into the landfills including bricks from old buildings and whole automobiles. A Ford was removed from the Cotton Hole area during the river restoration project. Later the landfill behind the courthouse was smoothed out and seeded with grass and it became Centennial Park.
In an effort to add some ”shine” to Pagosa Springs this summer, Mayor Don Volger is spearheading a new beautification initiative. To help kick off the beautification campaign, the public was invited to attend a celebration and clean up event on Saturday, May 20th at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership Site in Centennial Park. The event began with a free barbeque and live music by Jack Ellis at 12pm. Volunteers were then organized for various clean-up and planting efforts, followed by a party to celebrate success with live music provided by the San Juan Mountain Boys.
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