New signs proposed for Wolf Park
Ryan Summerlin January 23, 2013
WINTER PARK – Proposed directory and mountain identification signs for placement in Wolf Park have been completed.
“We’re very happy with the way the signs turned out,” said Winter Park Town Planner James Shockey.
The directory signs, if approved by the Winter Park Town Council, would be placed at the north and south entrance to the park on the Alpine Trail and in the center of the park.
“I think the directory signs will allow park users to identify all of the amenities that are available in the park,” Shockey said.
The mountain identification signs feature a picture of the mountains that can be seen to the east of the park with labels for each peak.
Visitors ask what the names of the peaks are quite often, according to Shockey.
The photographs of the mountain peaks were taken by Grand Peaks Photography. The signs were then designed by O2 Creative.
Wolf Park closed in September 2012 in order to be remodeled by the town. The remodeling includes the restrooms at the park, installation of swings for older children, leveling of the grass area and installation of a new irrigation system, the installment of six fitness stations along Alpine Trail, a sunshade for the playground area, and the installation of the new signs.
The total cost of the project was estimated to be $188,000 with the majority of the funding for the project coming from a grant the town received from Great Outdoors Colorado, or GOCO, which totaled $122,990.
The remainder of the needed funding for the project was provided by the town with $30,000 being provided in cash and the rest in in-kind contributions.
The town plans to have the park re-opened by July of this year, depending on the snowpack, according to Shockey.