We are happy to announce that next week Stauffer & Sons Construction will be present at the groundbreaking of the new Black Forest Pavilion at Log School Park. For those who may not know, the Old Log School of Black Forest is a one-room schoolhouse made out of logs from the Black Forest and has become a local historical treasure: built in the 1920s, it is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Although the area surrounding the school was scorched during the fire, the building itself was, amazingly, spared.
The Black Forest Community Foundation is going to be turning the entire corner of Shoup and Black Forest road into a park, suitable for outdoor concerts, farmers markets, and much more, and we’ve been hired to build the pavilion.
This kind of project is a little different than what we spend most of our time doing, though it’s certainly not foreign to us. We’ve been building timber structures of all shapes and sizes for more than 12 years, including a major remodel for the Broadmoor Hotel’s Cheyenne Lodge that utilized quite a bit of timber trusses, and we’ve been helping rebuild Venetucci Farm.
Like the Venetucci Farm project, we’re going to be using Ponderosa Pine that was scorched in the fire as the material for building. The trees used for this project are particularly special: they have all been donated by residents of the Black Forest, for the purpose of being re-used in creating a community center for all the families in the area, thereby bringing a true sense of community to the Park.
Date/Time: June 11th, 2:00-4:30pm (actual groundbreaking begins at 3:45pm)
Location: 6770 Shoup Road, Black Forest, CO, 80908 (Corner of Black Forest Rd & Shoup Rd)
Details: This will be a fun afternoon of music, free food, ice cream, and beer provided from several generous donors, including Schwann’s, Rocky Mountain Brewery, and more.
Cost: Free and open to the public (No RSVP necessary)
- Black Forest Community Foundation
- Black Forest Together
- Black Forest Community Club
- Black Forest Trails Association
- Friends of the Black Forest Log School
- …and many others
We’ll be working with the Black Forest Community Foundation over the next few weeks in getting the project completed, and when it’s all said and done, there will be a special ceremony held at the park, on Saturday, August 16th, as part of the Black Forest Festival, which is expected to draw a crowd of upwards of 10,000 people.
So please come and celebrate with us! Let’s all help rebuild the Black Forest!