The Park County Courthouse is located in Fairplay, Colorado. Fairplay is the fifth-highest incorporated place in the State of Colorado, at 9,953 above sea level. The courthouse contains the Park County Combined Courts is located at 300 Fourth Street, one block northeast of the old Park County Courthouse on the square. This “new” courthouse was constructed in the 1980′s.
Park County is part of the 11th Judicial District of Colorado, which is comprised of Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park Counties. Although Park County only has about 14,000 residents, the county is geographically vast, and is geographically the 17th-largest county in the State.
The old courthouse, pictured below, was built in 1874, and was in use until 1983–nearly 110 years. The old courtroom took up the entire second floor. Presently, the old courthouse is the home of the Park County Library. However, a new library has been planned, and could open as soon as 2014. When the library moves to the new location, the old courthouse is slated for restoration.
The old Park County Courthouse is presently the home of the Park County Library, but could be restored in the next several years.
If you live in Park County, Colorado and need a lawyer, consider the Law Office of Kirk Garner in Woodland Park. If you live in the Lake George area, in the southeastern part of the county, you may be 45 miles or more from your county seat, but you are only about 20 miles from Woodland Park. You may even drive through Woodland Park on your way home from work. Call Kirk Garner today.