Bow Mar Owners, Inc
The purpose of this corporation shall be to equip and operate a social club for the pleasure and recreation of its members, and in connection therewith to maintain such tennis, sailing, swimming, picnic and other recreational facilities and activities which its Board of Directors may consider advisable. This corporation is organized as a social club and is intended to qualify as an exempt organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code.
A Bit About Town!
A note from Lloyd and Eleanor King when asked about providing a little history of how Bow Mar came to be
As the Denver-area grew in the late 19th century, the area that is now known as Bow Mar was developed as an agricultural area. It was home to several large farms that provided for both Denver and nearby Littleton. The name Bow Mar is derived from combining the names of two nearby lakes, Bowles Lake and Marston Lake. The lakes were named for two pioneering farmers in the area, Joseph Bowles and John Marston. The Bowles family farmhouse and barn can today be found south of the town of Bow Mar.
As Denver grew in the post-World War II era, Bow Mar farmland was purchased to develop the area into single-family housing. Homes were first constructed in what is now Bow Mar in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1947, the first home was built in Bow Mar by land developed by Lloyd and Eleanor King. The neighborhood was largely built up by the end of the 1950s.
Bow Mar was incorporated as a town in 1958 as a town that straddled both Arapahoe and Jefferson counties. When built, many homes in Bow Mar reflected Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie-style architecture. Homes were constructed upon acre lots and were placed on wide streets, and were limited to being no more than one story tall. Today, many houses in the area are being updated or replaced with new construction.
Bow Mar maintains a public beach for residents that is utilized year-round for concerts, gatherings, or other neighborhood events. The Bow Mar Yacht Club hosts regattas during summer months on Bow Mar Lake.
Current mayor is Tom Feldkamp