A majority of Wagner Park will be closed through the fall for a project that will upgrade irrigation and drainage systems. Monday marked the 100th day this year that the park has been closed to the public.

Wagner Park closure part of larger parks program

The budget for Wagner Park improvements includes a $522,222 contract with Academy Sports Turf for the infrastructure work; $337,828 for flooring that’s designed to protect the grass during events like the Food & Wine Classic; $14,164 for unspecified “field renovation-parks portion,” and $25,786 in contingencies.


Anatomy of a rescue in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness

We were more fortunate than most to have a Mountain Rescue Aspen member within easy reach; to have trained first-aid responders on our team and among our participants; to be prepared with food, water and shelter; and to have the blessing of military veterans who managed this crisis with the best mindsets one could imagine.