Rain is like pennies from heaven for Colorado Springs parks
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” The rainy Memorial Day weekend may save Colorado Springs $240,000 in watering expenses for its parks.
Parks officials say enough rain fell last weekend that they not have to turn the sprinklers back on until Monday.
That’s a boost for Kurt Schroeder, the parks maintenance manager.
He says it would cost about $2.5 million to give the city’s 869 acres of grass the recommended amount of water this year, but his watering budget is only $1.7 million.
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More base areas open means more space for guests to disperse upon, even if those base area openings don’t translate into more actual terrain openings.