Henry Boschen Jr., a Chesterfield resident that grew up on the hill, had a letter published in today’s RTD expressing his dismay at the condition of the park that he remembers so fondly from his childhood:
A recent visit to Chimborazo Park left me astonished that the Old Weather Station is still being used as a visitor’s center. The park is a disgrace. The streets are in disrepair and apparently are never cleaned. The hillsides appear not to have been cut in 30-40 years. I suppose the old playground and Horseshoe Bend curve are still there but because of the undergrowth, I couldn’t tell. There once was a horizontal walkway going down the hill, but I couldn’t see if it was there or not. The steps going to the bottom were overgrown with vines, etc. and impassable and the spring is in accessible.