Several Reservoir Hill projects near completion

As the flagship of Pagosa Springs’ parks system, Reservoir Hill has received a lot of attention over the years, and this summer is no exception.

Several of this year’s improvement projects — including a drinking water station, an observation deck and a tree-thinning operation — are nearing completion.

Water station

“We are in the process of finishing the pad and services to the new pump station for potable water on Reservoir Hill,” Parks Superintendent Jim Miller reported at last week’s meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission. “That’s something we agreed to do last year for FolkWest, and they reminded me that their 20th annual Folk Festival is coming up in three weeks, so we’re scrambling to get that together now.”

Miller explained that having a fresh water supply on Reservoir Hill will be a benefit for many other events that take place up there, as well.

When commission chair Mike Musgrove asked if the water station would be permanent, Miller said, “We haven’t figured out a way to make it permanent yet. Seasonal is more accurate. It’ll be permanent in the summer time.”

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