Gateways Campaign

The former Yampa River entrance.
The former Emerald Park entrance.
The Core Trail schematic design.
The Emerald Park Entrance schematic design.

Breaking Ground!

Photo by Shannon Lukens

For 25 years the existing gates at both entrances were functional and adequate, though not entirely user-friendly.  Now we have an opportunity to design and install new gates that will blend form, function, art and architecture to provide wider openings and improved accessibility for strollers, wheelchairs, bicycles and adaptive equipment. We broke ground August 31, 2022.

Journey Vreeman, owner of The Fencing Specialists, and his crew.
The crew at Sloop Painting painted the steel at the Emerald Park Entrance black.
The crew with Rams Masonry built the columns for the Emerald Park Entrance and is working on veneering the columns with Colorado buff sandstone.
The steel posts set for the Core Trail fencing.
The Emerald Park Entrance is close to being complete. We are awaiting capstone for the columns and the paver patio.
Core Trail Fencing is complete.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS CREATE LASTING MEMORIES

Please support our fundraising campaign to build an inviting gateway to our gardens of beauty and tranquility.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION HELPS FUND THE NEW GATEWAYS THAT WILL WELCOME BOTANIC PARK VISITORS FOR YEARS TO COME!

Please note in the special instructions box “Gateways Campaign.”

To date we have raised $393,000. We need your help to reach our goal.

Please contact Jennifer MacNeil, Executive Director if you are interested in learning more about this project.

jmacneil@steamboatsprings.net

THANK YOU to the following donors

Osprey

Anonymous $         50,000
Anonymous $         50,000
Yampa River Botanic Park Association $         50,000

Colorado Spruce

The Bernice Gates Hopper Family Fund  $         45,466
Charlotte & Terry Strange $         25,555
Evelyn & Bruce Cole $         25,000
Bob & Audrey Enever $         25,000
Julie & John Laulis $         25,000

Stellar Jay

Anonymous $         10,000
Russ & Shine Atha $         10,000

Wood’s Rose

Bob Alter  $           5,000
Anonymous $           5,000
Hans & Heidi Berend $           5,000
Karen & Brian Bomberg $           5,000
Kathy Connell $           5,000
Susan Dreska $           5,000
Gordon Hattersley $           5,000
Joy & Denny Swanson $           5,000

Hummingbird

Louise & Darrell Jansa  $           3,000
Anne Warhover & Cales Givens $           2,750
Scott & Leslie Alperin $           2,500
Brad & Kathy Iversen $           2,500
Kristi & Shawn O’Neal $           2,500

Fireweed

Anne & Jon Halverson  $           2,000
Robert Pruett $           2,000
Debbie & John Aragon $           1,000
Wendy & Mike Baumann $           1,000
Kimberly Corwin $           1,000
Anne & Edward DeGroff $           1,000
Katrina & Kent Fredrickson $           1,000
Jane & Bruce Hannon $           1,000
Gail Heins $           1,000
Orrin & Deborah Heller $           1,000
Nathan R. Hertzog Memorial Endowment $           1,000
Sally Hertzog $           1,000
Suzanne & Kurt Jaggers $           1,000
Cheri & Eric Luck $           1,000
Jennifer & Richard MacNeil $           1,000

Butterfly

Diane Shawan Luken in Honor of Kathy Connell  $              514
Ann Barney Memorial Fund $              500
Missy & David Boone $              500
Zachary Buckallew $              500
Jeff and Judy Greenwald $              500
Gail Garey & Alan Keefe $              500
Janet Lydick $              500
Georgianne & Charlie Nelson $              500
Marci & Tom Valicenti $              500
Susan & Alden Globe $              250
Holly Rogers $              250
Stephanie Clark $              250
Teresa & Brian Strickland $              100
Win & Elaine Dermody $              100
Sarah & Todd Hagenbuch $              100
Kristin Heard $              100
William & Carolyn Krueger $              100
Verne & Nancy Lundquist $              100
Timothy & Glenna Olmsted $              100
Gwen & Allan Hale  $              100
Harry & Alison Lambart $                50
Betsy Chase $                46