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National Historic Landmark Designation
 for Red Rocks Park
and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps 
 (CCC) Camp
Join us and become a part of history
 by submitting a letter of support to this nomination.

The draft of the nomination includes Red Rocks Park, the Amphitheatre and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp, which housed the CCC workers who built the roads and bridges and carved out the seating in the Amphitheatre.

The Draft Nomination has been completed and will be reviewed in Washington D.C., along with several others, on Feb. 11th & 12th, 2015

The DEADLINE for a timely submission is January 31st, 2015.

How to Submit your Letter of Support:

By Email

Letters of support can be sent electronically as an attached letter with a signature or simply an email, as an email is considered official correspondence. If sending electronically, please send to Paul Loether at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc Patty Henry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By mail or overnight service, please send to: 

Paul Loether, Chief

National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks 

National Park Service

1201 Eye Street NW. #2280

Washington D.C. 20005

We urge you to submit a Letter of Support 

For more information click on any link below:

1. Announcement & Effects of Designation

     a. Announcement

     b. Letter to Mayor

     c. Effects of Designation

2. Actual Draft Nomination

3. How to Write and Submit a Letter of Support

     a. Guidelines and Mailing Address

     b. Samples of some reasons to support

     c. Sample Letter


Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out for the December clean up! The next clean up will be Saturday, January 31st. 


Photo by Phil Blanton


T-Shirts will be available for $15 each at the next end of month clean up!  To stay up to date on Friends of Red Rocks events, sign up for our Email Newsletter along the right side of our website.

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We accept tax-deductible charitable donations for the purposes of:

  • tools and equipment
  • safety equipment
  • storage and maintenance
  • promotion

Past and current projects in support of our mission have included:

  • Monthly trail clean-ups
  • Trail construction and repair
  • Native Garden at the Trading Post
  • Renovation of the amphitheater
  • Open space concerns in the Morrison Valley
  • Concert booking contracts
  • Television and radio transmission towers on Mt. Morrison
  • CCC Memorial Statue (now located at the upper amphitheatre entrance)
  • National Historic Landmark status

The Friends of Red Rocks educational gardens featuring native Colorado plants between the trading post and the amphitheatre.  Check out our garden blog to learn more:


 Please see the Events tab for additional details


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