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Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

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Kiefer Thomas wrote a review Jul 2020
Telluride, Colorado354 contributions70 helpful votes
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Considering I live in Ridgway now, I've visited Dennis Weaver multiple times. Whether it was to walk the dog, run, sit at one of the park benches and read or just watch the deer, I've always had a relaxing and peaceful time. It's small, off the beaten track and not often visited. So don't expect throngs of people. But that's what makes Dennis Weaver a local gem.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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SpeakerMonica wrote a review Jul 2020
Franklin, Tennessee76 contributions25 helpful votes
The Weaver Family has given a precious gift to the community in this memorial park to Dennis Weaver. It is meant to be a spiritual experience, and is moving a beautiful. Thank you for creating this place.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Rick B wrote a review Mar 2020
El Paso, Texas98 contributions16 helpful votes
Dennis Weaver was a lot of things to a lot of people. His fame as an actor dates back to the TV days of Gunsmoke and McCloud, but around Ridgeway, Colorado he was simply known as Dennis. My wife and I first met him back in the mid-1980's as we dined in an Italian restaurant in nearby Montrose, Colorado. There were only a few people in the place, and Dennis was sitting on the far side of the dining room with a friend. I noticed him and told my wife, "That guy looks exactly like Dennis Weaver!" He either had perfect hearing or read my lips because he looked right at me and laughed and said , "That's because I AM DENNIS WEAVER!" He then stood up walked over to our table with his broad smile and asked us where we were from. It was a great moment for us, and he visited with us for a few minutes explaining he had built a house in Ridgeway that was made of 100% recycled materials. He invited us to see it and gave us his address. We did visit him a few days later and he gave us a tour. We also met his Llamas out front. His house was fantastic! Completely built by him, nestled into a cave in the foothills of the mountains it used a geothermal system for heating and cooling. Solar panels provided reserve power and it had windows made from colored bottles and adobe walls over one foot thick. The entry wall lined with river rock that absorbed heat from sunlight during the day and released it inside during the night. Very impressive for 1985. Dennis owned a restaurant and dance hall across the road and was very proud of his BBQ. We went to eat there to check it out and he was amazingly friendly to everyone. We make an annual visit to Ouray, Colorado since 1979, and always visit Ridgeway since it only 10 miles away. Dennis was active in Ouray as welk, often as the Master of Ceremonies for the 4th of July parade. He was the real deal. Not your average Hollywood celebrity. In fact, if you didn't know of his past career, he would not likely speak of it. Very humble and modest, he considered himself just lucky to be in the right place at the right time. He was happy living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He gave a lot back to the small town of Ridgeway as well as many others. Dennis Weaver was one of the most likeable and sincere men I have ever met, and I miss him dearly. His Memorial is very touching and personal, and I highly recommend it to everyone who may be passing through. It may help you realize why so many loved and admired him for who he was.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Mimi L wrote a review Feb 2020
Telluride, Colorado63 contributions33 helpful votes
The Weavers (r and Mrs Dennis Sr.) were lovely people and he did donate the land purchase to share with everyone. Its kinda of a sharp left off highway, in a spot that other drivers behind you will not be advised of. Signal far in advance and do left hand turn manually from window.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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lauriebarth wrote a review Sep 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico10 contributions2 helpful votes
In our past travels we always just drove through Ridgway to somewhere else. This time we pulled off the road outside of Ridgway to this the park. There was a wedding party going on, so we thought we were not going to see much... but their celebration was isolated, and we were able to walk through the park, part way.. not the whole 2 miles. The large eagle is the first impression of the park. Once you head down the trail you will see the plaques dedicated to Dennis Weaver and just around the bend you will see the large flying eagle and the prayer stones. Walk down the concrete pathway along the river. Enjoy the tress and mountains in the background until you reach a larger open park within... such a beautiful peaceful park. I’m glad we decided to stop and see it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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