Juniper trees at Red Rocks amphitheater not going anywhere

Changes could be coming to Red Rocks next summer but you may have to look closely to notice.

MORRISON - Changes could be coming to Red Rocks next summer but you will have to look closely to notice.

It will involve the planter boxes along the sides of the amphitheatre. 

Because people sit and stand on them during shows, they violate building codes. 

So, the city is proposing a pilot program to test out guard rails and a new surface on four of the planters. The plan would still allow for people to stand and sit there.

Venue Director Tad Bowman says not to worry, the Juniper trees that have been there for decades aren't going away. 

"We would only touch trees or remove trees if they're in poor condition and if we do that they would actually get replaced in the boxes," Bowman said. "The trees are a very integral part of the planter boxes and that would be maintained as far as any plan that exists for the planter boxes."

The plan will go in front of the Landmark Preservation Commission next Tuesday.

If approved, the city hopes to have the upgraded planter boxes ready for the summer Red Rocks season. 

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