Yampa River Botanic Park Fund
The Yampa River Botanic Park is an innovative, perhaps unique, experiment in private/public development and maintenance of a public botanical facility. The 6-acre park sits on land donated to the City of Steamboat Springs. The Park is maintained by an Association, a volunteer organization that was set up to manage the Park, raise funds, hire staff and design and creates gardens. The Park does not receive any tax dollars from the City, but it helps in many other ways.
The Park is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk, May 1 through October 31. Free entry encourages people to visit often, to feel ownership in the Park and encourages donations. The Park is high on the Chamber’s list of tourist attractions. It is estimated that the Park gets 25,000 visits a year.