By Jeff Todd
DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are trying to find a hit-and-run driver who damaged a century-old piece of Civic Center Park.READ MORE: Split Verdict: Noe Gamez-Ruiz Guilty Of 2 Charges In Death Of State Trooper Cody Donahue, Not Guilty On 1
Police were called around 2:30 Sunday morning when someone drove off Colfax Avenue and hit a section of Balustrade near the Voorhise Memorial on the north side of the park.
The Balustrades were an original concept of the park dating back to 1917.READ MORE: COVID In Douglas County: Commissioners Propose Resolution Defying Colorado Indoor Face Mask Mandate
Denver Parks and Recreation will be responsible for repairing the damage.
The Civic Center Conservancy says there’s a quarry in Washington state that can supply a similar stone for the spindles, but it will be Colorado fabricators that can match the designs and finish the job.
Denver police were able to recover the car involved in the wreck and now have an open investigation trying to find the driver responsible. Anyone with information should contact Denver Police 720-913-7867.MORE NEWS: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Commends Aurora Public Schools On Free Meal Program
Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 he’s been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.