COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — More than 18,000 people are supporting a petition that seeks to remove a 12-foot (4-meter) high steel frame intended to promote Colorado Springs’ Olympic connections from the Garden of the Gods.

The Gazette reports the frame was installed into the rocks at High Point last week.

The online petition argues that the frame violates an agreement between the city and the family that donated the Garden of the Gods.

The agreement by the Perkins family says no building or structure should be erected at the park “except those necessary to properly care for, protect and maintain the area.”

The online petition had more than 18,000 signatures as of Sunday night.

The petition’s organizer Brian McCarrie hopes to get 25,000 signatures and deliver the petition to the city council and mayor.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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