DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Parks and Recreation showed off the historic Washington Park Boathouse to the public on Saturday. It was the grand reopening for the landmark which has undergone a major rehabilitation.
An anonymous donor gave $225,000 to retain the Denver icon as a beautiful fixture for everyone to enjoy.READ MORE: Glenwood Canyon Mudslides Cancel Amtrak's California Zephyr Train Through Colorado Rockies
City Councilman Charlie Brown says the makeover reminds him of a famous quote from President Roosevelt.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Become More Numerous Monday And Tuesday
“‘For the benefit of enjoyment of the people,’ ” Brown said. “That’s why this building was built and that’s why it has been renovated; for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”
There are already 56 weddings booked for the boathouse. The location was also on the list of Doors Open Denver so residents were able to drop by and see the renovations up close.MORE NEWS: Highway 125 In Grand County Closed For Mudslide