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Denver’s Red Rocks park designated as national landmark

‘Places reflect the creativity and ingenuity of the American spirit …’

Red Rocks has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. Photo courtesy www.denvergov.org.

Staff Report

FRISCO — During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps transformed a red, rocky local park on the outskirts of Denver into a renowned metropolitan park and outdoor center of the arts.

This week, the National Park Service recognized the enduring values of Red Rocks Park, along with the historic Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, with a designation as a National Historic Landmark. The designation recognizes sites that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Continue reading “Denver’s Red Rocks park designated as national landmark”