Latest News – May 26
Leadville, Lake County Remember Their Heroes
Construction Begins for Huck Finn Ice Rink Building
Visitors to the Huck Finn Park in Leadville will notice that the ground has been broken on the new ice rink building. Foundation and utility work is underway to construct a new 2,300 square foot facility that will replace the old building to serve the ice rink located at 505 West 5th Street in Leadville, Colo.
After a competitive bidding process, Lake County Government and the Huck Finn Park Committee chose LM Kersting from Buena Vista, Colo. to construct the facility which will house the Zamboni, concession, changing, and rental areas, as well as a 500 square foot outdoor fire pit on the south side of the current ice rink. Also included are year-round, ADA accessible bathrooms and a concrete walkway connecting the skate park to the building.
The new facility will be open for the winter season, with an anticipated completion of October 15, 2015. This is the second component of the park project, with refurbished tennis courts also coming this summer. The committee and local officials would like to thank the numerous donors and organizations that made this project possible with no taxpayer dollars.
Stay tuned to Leadville Today for summer construction updates and Ice Rink Grand Opening details. To read the story of Huck Finn Park: CLICK.
Leadville Dog Park Committee Meets Tonight
Local efforts to bring an official dog park to Leadville continue to move forward. The Leadville Dog Park Committee’s next meeting will be held today, Tuesday, May 26. The group will meet at the proposed Huck Finn Dog Park location at 6 p.m. The agenda is for a walk through of the proposed area. Huck Finn Park is located west of the Leiter Baseball fields, between W. 6th and W. 4th Streets. All are welcome to attend.
The group been meeting regularly, with local efforts being coordinated by Steve & Christine Whittington, and Michelle White who advocate that a dog park would provide a place for dogs to run free for needed exercise. It would be a place where dogs and their people could mingle and socialize in friendly ways on neutral ground. For more specific details of the committee’s progress and how you can join their efforts, contact the group at: firstname.lastname@example.org.