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.”