Mark Madsen Accessibility Celebration Day
Saturday · August 12th · 11am - 3pm
Join us for the Annual Mark Madsen
Accessibility Celebration Day
Saturday August 12, 2017
11:00am till 3:00pm
Ranch Hand Group Picnic Area
Staunton State Park
12102 S. Elk Creek Rd.
Pine, CO 80470
Mark Madsen loved the Colorado outdoors and grew up spending countless hours hiking and biking with his sons in the area of what is now Staunton State Park. One night in April 2001, Mark rolled his car when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer. As a result of this devastating accident, Mark was left a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. In spite of his disability, Mark continued to spend time at his mountain cabin by Lions Head whenever he could.
In the summer of 2014, the year after Staunton State Park officially opened, Mark was again able to enjoy many of his favorite places with the help of a track chair borrowed from Craig Hospital. Sadly, Mark passed away in his cabin on August 10, 2015.
With the support of the Madsen family, Friends of Staunton State Park has established the Mark Madsen Memorial Fund to help make the park accessible for persons with disabilities by purchasing a $13,000 track chair.
Join us for a fundraising BBQ on August 12, 2017 where all proceeds will go to purchase a track chair, ensuring access for all to the great outdoors!