Redstone Parks and Open Space

The grassy expanse of Redstone Park, located next to the Crystal River

Year of acquisition: 1999 - 2016
Total acreage: 313.59 (open space)
Conservation easements: 61.93 acres
Acquired by: Pitkin County
Key features: Redstone Park, located between Redstone Boulevard and the Crystal River, is a well-used amenity by the town of Redstone and its visitors. It offers picnic tables, benches, a children's play area, winter ice rink and adjacent restrooms. The property was acquired by Pitkin County in the 1970s and absorbed into the Open Space and Trails program in 1999. It is linked via a pedestrian bridge to Elk Park, located on the opposite side of the river and adjacent to Highway 133. Elk Park offers a Depot featuring information about Redstone's history, as well as a parking area and footpath around the park. Sawmill Hill on the edge of Redstone boasts old-growth Ponderosa pines and access to an ice-climbing feature known as The Pillar. Open space properties in the vicinity of Redstone also include Redstone Boulders, a bouldering area, and The Drool, another ice-climbing site. In addition, about 29 acres of Crystal River frontage separate from the parks is conserved as open space, as is 70 acres behind the historic coke ovens along Hwy. 133. The 70 acres is currently leased to an outfitter. This acreage, along with the coke ovens themselves, are all part of Coke Ovens Open Space.

Nearest town: Redstone
Redstone Parks and Open Space Management Plan (2010)