On Friday, October 24th, AP employees teamed with Denver Mountain Parks (DMP) to help maintain trails in Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.
DMP consists of 46 properties (22 parks and 24 conservation tracts) spread across 14,000 acres and four counties: Jefferson, Douglas, Clear Creek and Grand. Despite this vast amount of land, DMP only employees around 12 full time staff members, meaning that they depend heavily on volunteer workers to help maintain their well-used trails.
One such heavily trafficked trail is Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Red Rocks is a designated National Historic Landmark. Construction of the manmade portion of the Amphitheatre by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) started in 1936, and it was completed in 1941. Over 1.3 million people visit the Park and Amphitheatre annually, which makes it one of the most heavily used parks in the State.
AP’s crew of nine volunteers worked along a 125-foot stretch of trail, leveling slopes to be more walkable for Park visitors.