The city of Northglenn is partnering with the Northglenn Community Foundation to offer commemorative bricks to be placed on the Millennium Bridge in E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park.
The bridge was constructed more than a decade ago and people were able to buy commemorative bricks that became part of the structure.
City staff has had requests from the community to add new bricks to the bridge, said Amanda Peterson, director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.
“The bridge was originally installed over 10 years ago, and many park visitors since have taken the time to stop and search for their own personalized brick,” said Peterson, who is also a foundation member.
“Re-opening the sale of the bricks is a great opportunity to give our community members the chance to have a personal connection to this well-loved park.”
Bricks can be purchased through July 31. Prices for the engraved bricks are $40 for a 4-by-8 inch brick with three lines; $75 for an 8-by-8 inch brick with three lines and $120 for an 8-by-8 inch brink for two lines and a logo.
Proceeds will support the foundation’s Northglenn Utility Assistance Program, which helps residents in need pay their water, sewer and waste disposal bills.
Leslie Carrico, Ward II councilwoman and foundation member, said that since the bricks went on sale in mid-April, about 50 to 60 have been sold.
“I would love for us to sell 300 to 400,” she said.
Carrico said that the bricks could be recognition of a birthday, anniversary, graduation — a way to show someone you care or a way for a business to advertise. She added the timing is right to honor a veteran with a commemorative brick.
The Utility Assistance Program began in September 2011, Carrico said, “I believe we’ve been able to help 110 to 120 residents or families at
She said that due to lack of funding, the program has only been able to help 50 percent of those who apply for it. The program is funded by fundraisers and through individual contributions.
E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park is located across the street from City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.
For more information on the commemorative bricks, including how to purchase one, visit northglenncf.org/commemorative-programs.