Made of old-growth Redwood lumber, it is impossible to replace the benches using the same material, and the old benches are being replaced with a Brazilian lumber called Ipé (“e-pay”), a pest and fire-resistant type of wood that is grown and harvested through the ecologically-friendly practice of sustainable yield forestry.  Many of the old Redwood benches can be reused and are currently available to the public through a City and County of Denver surplus property online auction, similar to those held on eBay.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue just fifteen miles west of Denver. Red Rocks is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, natural acoustics and ambience, as well as its awe inspiring hiking and biking trails. The Visitor Center features interactive educational displays, a short film documentary on the geologic and musical history, a Performer's Hall of Fame and delicious food at Ship Rock Grille.

WHAT:           28 pieces of original old-growth Redwood benches from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

(Other City auction items include iPods, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Bose Quiet Comfort 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Portable DVD Players, Nintendo DS, Sony Playstation Portable, and Sony Playstation 2.)


WHEN:           Now through Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 5 PM




TERMS:         Visa/MasterCard/Discover only.  A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the winning bid price of each item (up to $500 per item).  City and County of Denver sales tax will be added to the final amount of each item, unless a tax-exempt certificate is on file with the Auctioneer prior to the sale.


REMOVAL:  Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25, 2008 from 9 AM – 4 PM

No shipping is available; buyer is responsible for all facets of removal.

Electronics are located at: 201 W. Colfax Ave, 11th Floor, Denver, CO 80202.

Red Rocks benches are located at: 4120 Brighton Blvd, Door A-4, Denver, CO 80216.


The City and County of Denver reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to add to or remove items currently scheduled to be auctioned.  All items will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied.  For further information on the City of Denver’s auction policies and procedures, call (720) 913-8247 or visit


The City of Denver’s Division of Theatres & Arenas owns and operates Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Colorado Convention Center and the historic Denver Coliseum.  For more information visit