Rick Antsy is back in town and, fortunately for us, updating us again on the progress at Union Station. Pretty amazing to walk up on the Millennium Bridge right now. The Station is just coming to life. Now that the walls are, in the light rail station is under construction, and the roof is going on the bus barn, it’s easier to appreciate the scale and mass of the whole project. Really, it never ceases to amaze me.
It finally happened. After literally five years of work, the Railyard Dogs and Parks and Recreation were finally able to open downtown Denver’s off-leash dog park. There are so many people to thank that I’m going to make you click through to see the list, and I’ll be updating it throughout the day. But, let me thank three people first: Matt Mahoney, Amy Cara, and Brenda Smith. Matt, who works for East West as the Director of Construction, served as the project’s general contractor. Amy Cara, who is the company’s CFO, served as the chief fundraiser. And, Brenda Smith, a resident in the neighborhood, was the chief rabble rouser, never letting anyone lose site of the final prize. Of course, the whole project would not have come together without a huge donation from the Riverfront Park Community Foundation. Of course, the Community Foundation is really just the residents of Riverfront Park. What an amazing group of people; our four-legged friends are lucky indeed!
Railyard Dog Park Update:
On July 6th they started importing and spreading the “dog play” sand & gravel soil mixture. This work, via Belair Excavating, will take until today, Friday July 9th, and final grading work will continue on Monday the 12th. Encore Electric has set the electrical meter for the park and starting on Monday irrigation work and concrete curbing throughout the park will commence.
You can still help the dog park by going to http://www.railyarddogs.org and donating today!
Railyard Dog Park Update:
As of June 21st, the general excavation of the site and the deep caisson supports for the light poles have been completed. The percolation trenches will be excavated and completed by Thursday, June 24th. Additionally, the import of clean dirt and the sand/gravel play area will be completed next week in conjunction with the irrigation system. The week of July 5th Colorado Hardscapes will be forming and pouring the concrete curbs throughout the site which defines the dog park shape and function.
Although progress is being made, the Railyard Dog Park still needs your support. Please visit http://www.railyarddogs.org to donate today!