Parks Board to take a look at Bock shelter

       The Colorado Springs Parks Advisory Board is scheduled to tour the old Bock building/bomb shelter in Red Rock Canyon Open Space in a special meeting Tuesday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
       City Parks Director Paul Butcher announced the plan at the City Council informal meeting Feb. 25. He also invited council to join the tour, “if you would like to actually see what we're talking about.”
       Built by the Bock family (who owned the property for about 60 years before the city bought it in 2003), the building has been an issue for the Parks Board since Don Ellis of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon suggested at its regular February meeting that the building be preserved, possibly as an interpretive facility. City Parks staff had previously announced plans to tear it down.
       Butcher told council that staff will proavide information for the board on the pros and cons of demolition vs. preservation.

Westside Pioneer/press release