For Immediate Release January 31, 2013
Paula Fitzgerald, Parks/Open Space Project Manager, 303-651-8448
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Public Invited to Discuss Pavlakis District Park Plan
JANUARY 31, 2013 - The second in a series of five public meetings to discuss the St. Vrain Greenway Phase 11 (Pavlakis District Park) is scheduled on Thursday, February 21, from 6 to 8 pm at the Sunset Campus Building located at 7 South Sunset St. The public will have the opportunity to review work to date, hear about site issues & provide input for appropriate amenities.
This project is on a 58 acre site is located between Main and Martin Streets and along the St. Vrain Creek. It will become Longmont's next District Park and trailhead to the St Vrain Greenway trail system. A District Park is a park type that is focused on special and unique features of the site. Typical amenities include fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Examples of other Longmont District Parks include Golden Ponds, Izaak Walton Pond, Union Reservoir, Rogers Grove, McIntosh Lake and Jim Hamm Pond.
Pavlakis District Park Background:
- The Pavlakis site was originally master planned in 2001 as part of the St Vrain Greenway Master Plan, East Corridor Update. The site was identified for trailhead and passive park purposes and also included a proposed Whitewater Park.
- An RICD (Recreational In Channel Diversion) was obtained by the City in 2004 to retain water in the creek for this boating amenity.
- Site condition changes since the time of the original master plan include: Boston Avenue is now planned to cross the property's north end; dog parks are no longer considered compatible within this District Park setting; and shared parking and restroom facilities with the adjacent Fire Training Center is no longer possible because of the Boston Avenue roadway. The whitewater element may need to be modified to mitigate impacts to threatened fish species in this reach of the St Vrain Creek.
Five public meetings are planned for 2013 to discuss the proposed park. The first project meeting was held on April 26, 2012. Background, site analysis, information from Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff regarding a unique population of fish found in this reach of the St Vrain Creek, and a preference exercise were provided at the meeting.See schedule below.
If you need daycare, special assistance or translation in order to attend the meeting, please call Maria Tostado at 303-651-8601.
Once the above public meetings are concluded, Staff will present the plan to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and City Council for formal adoption.
||Was held 4/26/2012
||Initial public input on appropriate amenities (Project was put on hold soon after this meeting, so Meeting #2 will be a recap of Meeting 1, with new information & repeated opportunity for input)
|2 - Project Restart
||Thursday February 21
||6 - 8 PM
Review work to date, site issues & provide input for appropriate amenities
||Thursday March 21
||6 - 8 PM
|Review Concept plans and provide input
||Thursday April 25
||6 - 8 PM
||Review Draft Master Plan and provide input
||Monday May 13
||City Council Chambers
||Present Draft Master Plan to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
||Present Draft Master Plan to City Council for formal approval
*All meetings will be held at Parks Administration Sunset Campus building: 7 South Sunset Street, Longmont unless otherwise noted. The Sunset Campus building is west across Sunset Street from Izaak Walton Pond