Thank you for the engagement and feedback you provided during our public process for neighborhood park site selection. We want to take a moment to provide you with an update.
Council chooses next neighborhood park location
As Castle Rock thrives, it’s important for the Town to maintain its service levels. Following Town Council approval this week, a new neighborhood park will soon give residents in one of the Town’s fastest-growing areas a new place to play.
Town Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed on the location of the next neighborhood park – Meadows F18 Lot 2, which is along Low Meadow Boulevard next to Aspen View Academy.
Funding for new neighborhood parks comes from development fees, which is separate from funding for park maintenance and renovation. As a result, new parks are located in higher-growth areas.
With this in mind, the Town started this selection process with a list of five sites to consider: Terrain Lot 2, Castlewood Ranch Tract L, Cobblestone Ranch Tract L, Crystal Valley South/Park School and Meadows F18 Lot 2. Each site was evaluated based on standard criteria, and the list was presented to the public in August.
Evaluation criteria included: existing public and private recreation amenities within the service area, access to open space and trails, anticipated development cost, recreation programming potential, population and the operational budget impact.
More than 540 residents responded to an online questionnaire regarding the future park’s location, and nearly 60 percent of the online respondents supported The Meadows location. In addition, more than two dozen people attended two open houses and provided feedback.
Other future parks
It’s important to note that the Town is planning to build a park at each of the five initially considered sites over the next several years, depending on the pace of growth. Current estimates indicate the Town will build a new neighborhood park every two to three years. Council will be charged with determining the order in which they will be built.
Now, the Town will seek bids and begin the design process. Public input will be a key part of this process, too. Stay up-to-date online at CRgov.com/FutureParks.
Thank you again for your time and feedback!