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Group hopes to get historic designation for Acacia Park bandshell

Posted at 7:27 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 22:20:09-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs landmark is the center of an upcoming feasibility study.

The Acacia Park bandshell was built in 1914. It's been used for everything from political rallys to concerts and even square dances.

Enthusiasts want to make sure the bandshell isn't a victim of the city's master plan for the park.

"I think there's a way to incorporate old architecture into new settings and I don't want to see it torn down and removed from the city's history," Springs native, Chuck Snow said.

The Facebook page "Save The 1914 Acacia Park Bandshell" is building support to give the shell a historic designation.

People from the city said there are currently no plans to tear the shell down.