Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently announced he is proposing an addition $10 million in state park funding for the 2020 state budget.
Polis believes the budget increase will be used to relieve overcrowding, which has become an issue for some parks. Meanwhile, an estimated $2 million to $3 million of that $10 million increase, is expected to go toward opening the new Fisher’s Peak State Park near Trinidad.
According to reports, the number of visitors to Colorado State Parks has grown 30 percent over the past five years and the governor believes amenities like parking lots and campgrounds are not meeting the needs of increased traffic.
Polis said the money would be used to try to alleviate those problems and add trails, campsites and more, such as the opening of Fisher’s Peak.