San Isabel Land Protection Trust Receives Ownership of The Bluff Park

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is thrilled to share the news that it has received ownership of the Bluff Park parcels at the end of Main Street. These two parcels, totaling 5.3 acres, comprise most of the lawn area for the park, the site of this week’s High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival. The property was donated to the Land Trust by Richard and Audrey Stermer, whose vision for The Bluff has culminated in last year’s expansion and renovation, and now in transfer of the property to San Isabel.

“We continue to be amazed by the Stermer’s vision for the community, their leadership, and their generosity with The Bluff and their many other good works”, said Ben Lenth of San Isabel Land Protection Trust.  “The Bluff is a special place for our community and for visitors – people naturally gravitate there. In many places across the country, residents lack access to a park or natural area. And with America's open spaces continuing to disappear at the rate of thousands of acres a day, we're at risk of losing our most cherished outdoor escapes. We are lucky to have The Bluff Park anchoring our community. Additionally, ownership by the Land Trust ensures that the majestic open views across the Bluff from Main Street will forever remain free of obstructions, and will always be open to the public.  We are grateful to the Stermer’s for this gift to the community”.

 

The Bluff Park is open to the public from 6am to 10pm daily. As a partnership between San Isabel Land Protection Trust and the Town of Westcliffe, the Park is available for group rentals, events, and of course, daily use and enjoyment by all.  Contact the Town of Westcliffe for more information on rentals and usage. Additional improvements, including interpretive signage and landscaping, is scheduled for this year.

 

San Isabel Land Protection Trust is thrilled to share the news that it has received ownership of the Bluff Park parcels at the end of Main Street.  These two parcels, totaling 5.3 acres, comprise most of the lawn area for the park, the site of this week’s High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass festival.  The property was donated to the Land Trust by Richard and Audrey Stermer, whose vision for The Bluff has culminated in last year’s expansion and renovation, and now in transfer of the property to San Isabel.

 

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