Boulder Colorado Eben G Fine Park Backstory

I shared a YouTube video  from Boulder Colorado recently.

It touched on the big rains and the flooding here in Boulder Colorado earlier this year, and what people are doing to return to normalcy.

One thing I missed that I now realize is you might like to know a little more about the park, and who the heck is Eben G Fine anyway.

Why on earth would they name a park after this guy?

Call, text, or email me today! 

I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

First a little on the park:

Eben G. Fine Park includes parts of Boulder Creek and the Boulder Creek Path.

There’s a mix of recreational amenities: a playground, open grassy area many people use for tanning, frisbee, having picnics , a shelter and tables along the creek areas. The shelter may be rented in advance or used on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A multi-use pedestrian bridge over Boulder Creek connects the park to the Red Rocks and Settler’s Park Open Space and Mountain Parks area directly to the north. The historic Old West Boulder neighborhood is adjacent to the park and creek area just to the east and south.

Now a little on the man, Eben G. Fine:

In  Missouri way back in 1865 Eben Givens Fine was born. He first came to Boulder as a young man in 1886 for a job working in George Fonda’s drug store. Then several years later, in 1907 he became part owner of Temple Drug Company. Eben retired from his pharmaceutical career in 1927, and was elected secretary of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. He held that position for many years. He was an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving twice as its secretary.

Fine helped raise money to build the Hotel Boulderado , and  in 1909 he helped locals organize the Semi-Centennial Celebration. He was a key figure in bringing a group of Ute Indians to Boulder for the celebration.

Eben lectured extensively about Boulder, he made annual tours around the country to promote Boulder lecturing and using slide shows. He eventually was known and is remembered as the city’s biggest promoter, it even earned him the nickname, “Mr. Boulder.” Shortly before he died, he wrote a book  called “Remembered Yesterdays.” Eben G. Fine eventually died on April 30, 1957 at the age of 91.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

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