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Ruston Park SignOn October 1st, 2010, City of Federal Heights officials, Metro North Chamber members, Adams County officials and students from Federal Heights Elementary School joined together for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the new additions made to Ruston Park in Federal Heights, Colorado. 

Ruston Park is named after a long time Federal Heights resident named Harry Ruston Park from a distanceRuston.  Mr. Ruston was a magistrate for the city and an avid aviation enthusiasist whoeventually built the first airport in the area.  The location where he built is currently located at the Flight Deck at 10105 Federal Blvd.  During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s the airport served as a training facility for pilots.  In 1962 Broomfield opened it’s city operated airport and forced Mr. Ruston’s runway out of business.  He sold his land to a few different parties including Pulte Homes.  Following this endeavor he then became a federal judge appointed by President Truman.  The land where Ruston Park is located was donated by Mr. Ruston. 

Ruston Park PlaygroundRuston Park is located at the 9800 block of Zuni Street.  The park features a gazebo, lots of open field space, a serious playground, an athletic trail with exercise stops and steep hills perfect for winter sledding.  There are also basketball courts and a horse shoe pit. 

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See you at the sled hill!

Alan Strange, Keller Williams Realty – The Strange Team




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