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    Elitch's Gardens

    I heard a rumor that the company that purchased Six Flags Elitch's Gardens will be permanently closing the park. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

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    Elitch* Gardens. I haven't heard such rumor, although I wouldn't be surprised...do you have any information or sources?
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    Its just a rumor. The City of Denver wants to keep it as a park. PARC 7F is planning on keeping their newly acquired purchases parks.

    I wouldn't worry about it much. If it was to be torn down, they would have started already.
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    The park brings visitors and they bring money and there isn't any other major park in the area so it is unlikely they will close it.

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    The purchasing Company will operate all the parks for a while as parks. after the contract period they will either sell close restructure of keep the properties as is.

    So it is not closing.

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    this was my first theme park. i'll be so sad if they close it =[
    it'll make me miss colorado more!

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    Here are two of the most recent updates regarding Elitch's:

    Six Flags Elitch Gardens on sale for $170 million
    Six Flags Elitch Gardens characters laid off

    The Denver Post had a few articles on the park when I interned there over the summer. The city doesn't want to get rid of it as a park, and the land is specifically zoned for a theme park. Some developers want to put condos and commercial there, but they'd have to rezone it, and that takes time.

    Keeping it as a park is the best option for now, and there's at least one person/firm who's put a bid on the park.
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    Isn't that park land locked?
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    Pretty much. There's not much room to expand, at least it seems like it. One side has a river, the other has the Pepsi Center, and the rest is surrounded by the parking lot and train tracks.
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    I have a good friend who just got hired for as a manager for this summer, so if they are shutting down, it won't be this season.
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