Keys to the Community
July 6, 2016

Woodland Park is a successful community, and some of our town’s top assets are:

 

  1. Parks & Recreation: My community has some wonderful variety of parks and recreation. We have an outdoor Parks and Recreation center featuring soccer fields, tennis courts, and a baseball field. Also, our community has many mountains to hike, trails to run or walk, lakes to fish or boat in, and a few parks to play on. The whole community has an outdoor feeling to it.
  2. Renewable Energy: Because of our location we have plenty of access to wind and solar. It is becoming more common for locals to invest in items such as solar panels; I have even seen wind mills in yards. I believe that using this natural energy more often would be a great way to create more renewable energy for our community.
  3. Food Shed: Our community is supportive of locally sourced products. We have a Famers Market that happens year-round, and a Mountain Naturals grocery store that sells locally produced foods. We also have the Harvest Center, basically a group of people whose mission is to bring healthy food to our community. At the Harvest center people can come and garden and share insights on how to grow high altitude plants.

    (fresh onions at the Farmers Market)
    (fresh onions at the Farmers Market)
  4. History: Despite being a small town, Woodland Park has a lot history behind the town. The center of attention is Pikes Peak Mountain. The mountain has a lot of history and most locals know the story behind how the mountain received its name. There are several historical hot spots in our town as well, such as: the Dinosaur Museum, the Cliff dwellings (A place were the Indians used to live), and Cave of the Winds (a place to tour caves). Each of these places has a history that locals and tourists can learn about when they visit.

    Hiking trail view
    Hiking trail view