Teller County

Woodland Park considering addition of country western attraction

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - A project similar to the Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs is being proposed in Woodland Park. 

The Flying W has yet to reopen after the Waldo Canyon fire five years ago, but two years ago, an idea came about to turn 20 acres of vacant property in Woodland Park into a country/western entertainment facility similar to the Colorado Springs attraction.

The project would be across from the Shining Mountain Golf Course along Highway 67 on the north side of town.

Details of this plan will be presented at a meeting at the Golf Course Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

Woodland Park's planning director will reveal some aspects of the plan.

"There's a family from New Mexico who's interested in constructing a dinner-theater music venue that will be located slightly north of Woodland Park.  They plan to house about 500 people each evening," said Sally Riley, planning director.

The Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs plans to reopen in some capacity next May.

The Ranch is not involved with the Woodland Park proposal, and a spokesman wishes the owners good luck.


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