Make your mark on Bluff Park's future


The entire community is warmly invited to attend an “Open Park” event at the Bluff Park on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Thanks to a generous grant from the Laura Jane Musser Fund to San Isabel Land Protection Trust, the Open Park event will launch a community visioning process, which aims to culminate next spring in a comprehensive, long-range plan that adds value to the community through strategic management of the Bluff.


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The Bluff represents years of community work toward a goal of bringing our community and visitors together to celebrate, learn about and enhance our valley’s recreational, cultural and natural resources. The 10-acre park consists of Summit Park, owned by the town of Westcliffe, and Bluff Park, owned by San Isabel Land Protection Trust, and protected by a conservation easement with Colorado Open Lands.

The Open Park event is a wide-open opportunity to help shape the future of the Bluff. This is your chance to sketch, kvetch and visit with San Isabel staff and members of the Bluff Park Committee (which includes the town of Westcliffe, C.A.R.T, Dark Skies, Stermer Family Investments and San Isabel) about what you want to see – or not see – in the management of Westcliffe’s largest and most visited park.

The Cliff Lanes Community Room will be the base of operations for the event. Between 1 and 5 p.m., the doors will be open for people to come in at their convenience, enjoy light refreshments, look over background materials and photos of the Bluff, and then collect a pen, park map and questionnaire to record whatever they want about the Bluff. Weather permitting, participants can walk out to the Bluff as they record input of all kinds: What do you love about the Bluff? Anything missing? Anything you wish was different? What roles, if any, do you see for the Bluff in strengthening our community and landscape? How and who might collaborate to make the most of this wonderful property?

For more information, please call Linda at 719-783-3018 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Janet Smith

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We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

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