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Police investigating fire at popular Windsor playground that caused nearly $300K in damage

Village East Park in Windsor
Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 20:38:35-04

WINDSOR, Colo. — Police in Windsor are investigating a fire that burned part of the Village East Park playground Monday, causing nearly $300,000 in damage.

Police said the playground, located 865 East Edge Circle, was burned around 2:30 p.m. on Monday. The fire damaged "a significant section of the play equipment and adjacent land," police said. The playground sits on three acres.

The damaged part of the playground is closed due to safety concerns.

"This is where I go to hang out with my friends and have fun with them, and now it's all burnt, collapsed, and we have only two [other parts of the park] to hang out. And that's my favorite area," a 13-year-old, who did not want to be identified, said Tuesday.

Windsor police are investigating the cause of the fire.

Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Deputy Director Tara Fotsch said it will take four to five months to obtain and install the replacement parts.

“This is a fairly busy playground so we’re hoping someone saw something that would help us figure out what happened,” Fotsch said.

The park is fairly new and opened to the public on July 11, 2019. It cost $1.3 million to construct.

Anybody with information on this incident is asked to contact Det. John Grashorn at 970-674-6445 or