Abandoned golf course could be key to solving CFD parking problems

Patrick Collins, Mayor of Cheyenne said the old golf course to F.E. Warren Air Force Basewhich closed in 2020 after six years of financial losses totaling nearly $300,000, could be the answer to Cheyenne Frontier Days‘ parking problems.

CFD had planned to move its Park-n-Ride service from Interstate 25 and Happy Jack Road to new land on Southwest Drive in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the show’s cancellation and the move n never happened.

“Customer parking has been on our minds for a while now,” Collins said Friday in his Mayor’s Minute column.

“One parking solution might be to use the abandoned golf course across I-25 and build a pedestrian bridge to get people from their cars straight to Frontier Park,” he added. .

Collins says he met with CFD officials last week to discuss the potential idea and the steps needed to make it a reality.

“CFDs have been a staple in our community for 126 years now,” Collins said. “Keeping CFD relevant today and in the future is critical to our tourism efforts.”

WATCH: Vintage postcards showing Cheyenne Frontier Days through the years

Postcards have been a thing since the mid-1800s. Sending pictures and short messages on card stock to friends and families really took off in the first half of the 20th century. Although not as popular today, they still exist, and the postcard collection even has a special name, Deltiology.
Postcards were made for many things, like vacation destinations and events. Cheyenne Frontier Days was the source of many. On the eBay auction site, we found many vintage postcards with fascinating images of Cheyenne and ‘Em All’s dad.