The City of Wheat Ridge received a grant from Get Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Resilient Communities Program in the amount of $162,970 to add a new fishing area at Prospect Park.
The Resilient Communities Program was launched to help partners advance outdoor recreation, stewardship, and land protection projects. The new fishing area will be located at the northeast section of Prospect Lake and will include a permanent dock, a shade shelter, two picnic tables, fencing, pathways, and trash receptacles. These amenities will improve fishing opportunities and alleviate damage to the area caused by unregulated access. Construction on this project is expected to be completed in 2021 as part of the Prospect Park phase II renovation.
“We are very excited that this grant will enhance the fishing area, and provide a safe, direct, and accessible outdoor recreation opportunity to users of all ages” said Karen O’Donnell, director of Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation.