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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Amphitheater-Park-Marina

Dillon

CO

USA

Contributed by 
Dave Pierce
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
July 24, 2002
December 14, 2017

The public areas of this small mountain resort town provide activities year round, in a breathtaking setting.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

The entire facility is situated on a wooded peninsula with views of four major mountain ranges and two ski areas. Lake Dillon is the highest-altitude sailing lake in the U.S., and Dillon was named one of 10 best sailng towns in U.S. by Sailing Magazine.

Access & Linkages

For walkers, hikers and cyclists, Lake Dillon can be accessed by Summit County's 50-mile paved path that connects to Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne and Frisco - all year-round destination resort counties, and all within 12 miles. It is also quickly accessed via I-70, Colorado's major east/west interstate.

Comfort & Image

First-time visitors find the views, the air and the sky awesome. So do locals like me...after 24 years...

Uses & Activities

Spring-Summer Fall offers full marina service, weekly free and paid concerts in the amphitheater, and a Farmers' Market every Friday. Dillon Community Church services attract 500-800 people every Sunday morning. There is also trout fishing from the beaches (no swimming allowed - too cold), hiking, biking, picnicking, weddings, family meetings... the works!

Sociability

This is a great friendly place where no one is afraid of strangers. It's used by people of all ages and there are no criminal activities of the sort city dwellers might find common.

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History & Background

Related Links & Sources

Photo credits, from top: Christine Fisher via PlanPhilly, Grays Ferry Triangles Project via Facebook, Laura Blanchard via Flickr, Geoff Kees Thompson via This Old City, Nidhi Gulati, Nidhi Gulati

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