Thursday, March 14, 2019

The equity argument: South side park to help balance Cortez

Cortez City Park, Parque de Vida, Centennial Park, Montezuma Park and the Cortez Recreation Center share a common bond.

All large city parks and municipal green spaces in Cortez sit on the north side of Main Street, or U.S. Highway 160, leaving south side residents with fewer no-cost recreation opportunities than their northern counterparts.

“There really isn’t a major park on the south side of town, and I think it’s unrealistic to expect the south side residents to be driving to the north side to use it,” Cortez Parks and Recreation Director Dean Palmquist said.

Cortez has a $4 million plan to change that. Read the full story.

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