Plans for New Cheyenne Frontier Days Parking Lot, I-25 Pedestrian Bridge Underway
Mayor Patrick Collins says plans are underway to turn the former golf course at F.E. Warren Air Force Base into a parking lot for Cheyenne Frontier Days goers and build a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 so folks can easily access Frontier Park.
Collins in his Mayor's Minute column Friday said the hope is that the current CFD Park-n-Ride lot at I-25 and Happy Jack Road "will be converted into a new housing area for our airmen and residents to enjoy."
That's been the plan for a number of years, and in fact, CFD was going to move its Park-n-Ride service to a new plot of land on Southwest Drive in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of that year's show and the move never happened.
Incidentally, 2020 was also the year that the base closed its golf course, opening an opportunity for nearby parking.
Collins says the Wyoming Legislature has committed up to $4 million to help with the new lot and bridge, which will hopefully solve CFD's parking problem.
"We are now in the planning stage, and I can’t wait for the day when it is finished," said Collins. "As a representative of our fair city, it is important to improve the visitor’s experience."