More Info on the Bike Planters and Scavenger Hunt
Vintage bicycles can be transformed into the coolest art or special “decorative” bicycles are made to act as a bike shaped decoration. Pagosa’s project will use the decorative type. Adding baskets filled with fragrant, brightly colored blooms look great whether they’re in a backyard or are being used for a more commercial purpose. There are many unique designs possible.
2017 Beautification Program for Pagosa Springs
Mayor Don Volger is spearheading a new initiative that will place flowers throughout town, with opportunities for businesses and visitors to get involved.
Adopt-a-Bike Planter Program – Signups Complete
Bike Planters will be purchased by the Beautification Committee and distributed at no cost via a lottery system to interested businesses and non-profits. Those that adopt the planters are responsible for planting, maintaining and decorating the bike planters. Beautification awards will be presented throughout the year. Businesses are encouraged to be creative and have fun with the bike planters. The Committee plans to have 20 bikes distributed throughout the community.
Thanks to everyone who participated. We will have 30 bike planters throughout town this summer!
Bike Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt will be launched in conjunction with the bike program to encourage visitors and locals to discover each bike planter and explore the community. Each bike planter will have a license plate. Letters from the license plates will be used to complete an anagram. Completed scavenger hunts will be returned to the visitor center to spin a prize wheel to win a prize. Prizes on the prize wheel will be a combination of business donations and gifts provided by the Visitor Center. Maps and game instructions will be available throughout town. Businesses that donate items, gift certificates, etc will drive traffic to their business and contribute to a new community-wide initiative to beautify Pagosa. The prize donations enable businesses that do not have a bike planter to participate. The Bike Scavenger Hunt will launch on June 5th.
Donation signup form: http://bit.ly/beautificationdonations
Downtown Flower Program
The committee will oversee the addition of new flower planters in public spaces in downtown Pagosa Springs – adding 18 (eighteen) – 4′ planters on the pedestrian bridges (4 each) and Hot Springs Blvd. bridge (6). Additionally, the visitor center will add window and railing boxes, hanging baskets and planters around the property. The plantings will be handled by volunteers and ongoing watering and maintenance will be fulfilled with a part time, seasonal staff person.
The Town of Pagosa Springs is pleased to announce the bike planter adoptees for the 2017 Beautification Initiative. The following businesses / non profits are receiving bike planters for 2017:
- Farrago Market Cafe
- Pagosa Art Coop
- The Pagosa Source
- 4 Generations Antiques
- Antiques on Main
- Hart Construction
- Riff Raff Brewing
- Courtney King Studios / Yoga Clarity
- Pagosa Health Solutions
- Ski & Bow Rack
- EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa – located at GGP Site in Centennial Park
- Pagosa Peak Volleyball Club – located at the Springs Resort & Spa
- Two Old Crows
- The Pagosa Springs SUN
- Old Town Market
- PS Froyo
- Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy
- Wyndham Resort
- Alpine Inn of Pagosa Springs
- Mountain Landing Suites & RV Park
- Angela’s Flower Shop
- Sonlight Christian Camp – located at Visitor Center
- First Southwest Bank
- The Hub
- Homespun Comforts
- The Choke Cherry Tree
- Pagosa Feed and Nursery
- Pagosa Springs Medical Center
- High Country Title
As a part of this summer’s beautification efforts, the Tourism Board is launching a scavenger hunt in conjunction with the 30 new bike planters adopted by businesses and non profits throughout the community. Do not fret if you missed out on adopting a bike – we still have ways to help drive our visitors to your door! Scavenger hunt participants will bring their completed puzzles to the visitor center to spin a prize wheel. Prizes will range from business donations to Pagosa-branded gifts. We are now soliciting donations from area businesses. Make sure your business is part of this exciting new campaign. Area visitors will spend a few hours exploring town to complete the scavenger hunt, donating a prize will drive visitors to your business and show your appreciation in participating in a scavenger hunt to learn more about the Town. The scavenger hunt launches on June 8th!!