The Central Colorado Conservancy has purchased 110 acres along the Arkansas River as a third phase of the establishment of the Arkansas River Community Preserve.  

The new acquisition has grown the preserve to a total of 271 acres with over two miles of Arkansas River frontage.   

A conservation easement has been placed on the Preserve and is held by Colorado Open Lands, and a public access easement is held and will be managed by Lake County. However, until a management plan is in place, public access is not permitted.   

The Arkansas River Community Preserve, which includes the Shawn Andrick Memorial Preserve, was made possible by grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, the California Gulch Superfund Recovery Fund and private donations.