What I love most about Woodland Park

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"It's been a crazy year." Yep, it's a tired phrase. We're all tired of hearing it and we're all tired of saying it. But, it's true! We're excited to say farewell to 2020.


That said, we want to kick off 2021 on a happy note! Everyone in Woodland Park is here for a reason, and we want to hear yours! Why do you love Woodland Park? Were you born and raised here? Or what brought you here?

Get started by sharing your unique story below. Each story below is its own discussion forum, so feel free to comment on others' stories. Let's widen our understanding of Woodland Park by having positive, productive conversations.

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"It's been a crazy year." Yep, it's a tired phrase. We're all tired of hearing it and we're all tired of saying it. But, it's true! We're excited to say farewell to 2020.


That said, we want to kick off 2021 on a happy note! Everyone in Woodland Park is here for a reason, and we want to hear yours! Why do you love Woodland Park? Were you born and raised here? Or what brought you here?

Get started by sharing your unique story below. Each story below is its own discussion forum, so feel free to comment on others' stories. Let's widen our understanding of Woodland Park by having positive, productive conversations.

This website is moderated by an expert global moderation team from Bang the Table. The City of Woodland Park does not delete or modify any comments or posts made by users of this site. Review the Moderation Policy for more information. Remember, this site was created to facilitate constructive conversations between the city and the public, and allow for public feedback on city projects. This is a platform to provide feedback in a cordial and respectful manner.

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Tell us why you love Woodland Park! Whether you're a native or a newbie, we want to hear your experience here and your unique perspective! This page is a space for residents, teachers, visitors, parents, business owners, students, retirees, and anyone else who has a stake in Woodland Park to share their story.

Thank you for sharing your story with us. Now, let's map your favorite place in Woodland Park!

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    Aquatic Center

    by Janet M. , 3 months ago
    The Aquatic Center is a real gem in a beautiful city. I LOVE the center and attend classes 2-3 times per week. Can't wait until some of the restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted and it can be more fully utilized.

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    The sights are amazing

    by birdsandthebourgeoisie, 3 months ago
    I really love the birds and the bourgeoisie tactics of conspiracy

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    Our Fabulous Aquatic Center and Library

    by nancy stannard, 3 months ago
    After many years, Woodland Park residents got their Aquatic Center. It is a great facility that serves all segments of WP--kids, seniors, high school students and everyone that enjoys recreating in the water. We Coloradans love the outdoors, but there are times when the weather is harsh and working out indoors is a welcome alternative. The classes are especially good. The staff is helpful, friendly and the teachers are well-trained and enthusiastic.


    My other fav is our Library. That beautiful building houses so much knowledge, entertainment and community activity--it is a hub for our town. There are many patrons with... Continue reading

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    I should have moved to WP years ago!

    by YogurtGirl, 3 months ago
    My husband, Craig and I (Carolyn) moved here about 5 years ago. My work was based in Los Angles, now Dallas/Houston and I work from home. My husband worked at the jail as the kitchen manager. He saw an opportunity and bought the yogurt shop - Mountain View Yogurt Plus. Our business is good but could be better. We have great food, panini's, cheesesteaks, fries and fried green beans and our famous hot dogs.


    I love the community, small and helpful. I joined the Ute Pass Social Club 3 years ago and all the women are fantastic. Business owners are... Continue reading

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    Why I love Woodland Park

    by Amy A, 3 months ago

    Hello Beautiful People,


    I would like to take a moment to share why I love WP! I have been a resident since 96 and my husband born and raised in WP. He is a true local. I don’t just have one place that I love. I have many!

    I love Woodland Fitness for the sense of community! The owners and employees are always the reason I continue to go back every day!

    I love the Swiss Chalet!
    Hands down, the best food in Woodland Park by. And we all love Neil and Paula and Neils presence will always be felt... Continue reading

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    Base Camp!

    by TButtery, 3 months ago
    The Chamber of Commerce a few years ago had a phrase they used about WP and it was "Base Camp". That resonated with me and it's one of the aspects of WP that I just love. The concept is that it's a great place to live because of all of the amenities and activities so close by: small town close to a larger city close to an even larger city; literally millions of acres of hiking/biking/ATV-ing within minutes of my home or office; gold medal fishing and world class skiing within 1/2-2 hours away; small businesses that aim to please... Continue reading

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    Love the Aquatic Center

    by Shannon Andersen, 3 months ago
    I have 11 year old twin boys and they love to go to the Aquatic Center. It was challenging during 2020, and my boys were excited when the pool opened back up! Even though some of the facility is not quite open, the employees were smiling and answering questions. Last weekend, the slide opened back up and I hear the diving board will soon be opening back up. Boys can not wait to come back and use the diving board. Thank you City of Woodland Park for overcoming challenges and opening up the Aquatic Center! Families are enjoying themselves, the... Continue reading

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    Love the mountain town!

    by Gayle/SOAR, 3 months ago

    Woodland Park has so many reasons to be loved. There's Pikes Peak at our doorstep and when people get together there's always an experience to remember. I've lived in other places but have never found the camaraderie that resides here. Maybe it's the small town and people knowing your name but even on days when I'm not seeing someone I know there's a feeling of peace. It's the BEST place to hike from, ride a bike around for true exercise, and to be involved in an event. Why? Because people planning activities put their energy into making everything the best... Continue reading

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    What WP Means to Me

    by woodlandfitness, 3 months ago
    Our family moved here 9 years ago and became local business owners a little over 2 years ago, Woodland Fitness Center! Coming from a small town to WP was an easy transition seeing it is still a smaller community but with great amenities. We found great jobs, my wife is a nurse and I am in recreation, we found a great church, we made fast friends that have become family and we have seen our family grow! We have 2 wonderful children and 2 awesome dogs. WP is a great place to put down roots and we know this is... Continue reading

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    life in Woodland Park

    by sherbasey, 3 months ago
    I came here 14 years ago with my retired husband. We were quickly accepted into a social club (UPSC) at the time had 250 very active people of all ages, mostly retired. This club was originally the Newcomer's club, but no one wanted to move on, so it became Ute Pass Social Club. Through the club we met and became friends quickly, with activities like hiking, cards, eating out, happy hours, Pickleball, parties, movies, Mexican train, you name it. This club had something for everyone and this community quickly became "my home".


    I wish we had more restaurants, and more... Continue reading

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