Val Carr Memorial

Friends, community members and  area officials gathered at the pavilion in Memorial Park Sunday to pay homage to the late Woodland Park Mayor Val Carr, who died last winter of COVID-19. Speakers, including a score of city/county and key civic leaders,  recounted stories and memories of Carr. All of them spoke fondly of their interaction and personal relationships with the former mayor who had quite a distinguished reputation as a councilman and mayor, and revered his role as the city’s head ambassador.  The ceremony was extremely emotional.  At the end of the service, a mock-up of a bronze plaque with the likeness of Carr that will be installed in Memorial Park was unveiled. Photos by Cindy Valade. Caption by  Bob Volpe.