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Rock Park Committee Records, 1981-1997

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: sboyd@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

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Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2016-07-13
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County History Research Center
CreatorHill, Paul Francis, 1911-1997
TitleRock Park Committee Records
Dates: 1981-1997
Size.36 cf. 1 box 26 x 13 x 32 cm (12.25 x 5 x 10.25 in.)
Abstract:Newspaper clippings, financial records, minutes and correspondence created or collected by the Rock Park Committee of Castle Rock, Colorado while advocating for and creating Rock Park.
Collection Number1997.031
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject. Original order is maintained within folders.

Scope and Content

The collection contains financial records, minutes and correspondence of the Rock Park Committee of Castle Rock, Colorado. Many files contain newspaper clippings about "The Rock. Several Management Plans are included, as are nomination forms for the State Historic Register of Properties.

This collection documents the meetings, accomplishments and financial status of the Rock Park Committee throughout its lifetime, but is focused in the period between 1993 and 1996. Many newspaper articles document the purchase of the Rock by the Town of Castle Rock, but it would be interesting to have more information for the period of 1986, when there was apparently a failed bond election, and a lawsuit regarding the Rock.

The collection also documents the conservation and maintenance proposals of the committee to the Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the amount of money allotted to the maintenance of the park.


Biography / History

1985 J.A. Ltd Proposes building multi-family units on the north and east sides of the rock. The plan passes through the initial committee meetings, but the safety of the slope for rockslides is questioned. Citizens rally to save the area from development.

1987 Town of Castle Rock purchases land on north and east sides of "The Rock" Town nominates "The Rock" as a State Historic Landmark.

1988-1996 Rock Park Committee is operating. Trails are rebuilt and new conservation efforts are employed.

1993 Paul Hill takes over as secretary/treasurer of the Rock Park Committee.

1996 Rock Park Committee turns responsibility for maintenance of Rock Park over to the Town of Castle Rock.


Access Terms

Castle Rock (Colo.)
Castle Rock (Colo.). Parks and Recreation Department
Castle Rock (Douglas County, Colo. : Mountain)
Colorado
Douglas County (Colo.)
Land use
Natural resources
Parks
Rock Park (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Rock Park Committee (Castle Rock, Colo.)
United States

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with the permission of the Center's staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rock Park Committee Records. Courtesy of the Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, Colorado.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated to the DCHRC by Marie Hill, wife of Paul Hill, after his death in 1997. Mr. Hill was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Rock Park Committee from 1993-1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaun Boyd.


Related Material

1997.025 Stuber collection (Photographs of trail construction and more Rock Park Committee materials.)


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