The Steering Committee meets at Redstone Park in October 2020.
PARK REDESIGN GOES TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Final plans for the redesign of Redstone Park, along with the projected cost for the project, will go to Pitkin County Commissioners on Dec. 7, 2021. Commissioners are being asked to give direction to proceed with the project. A link to the commissioner meeting/meeting materials will be provided here when it becomes available.
The park project was the focus of a community planning and design process for more than a year. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2022.
PUBLIC PROCESS HELPS CRAFT PLAN A draft plan to update the park was released for public comment in the spring of 2021. The results were reviewed by a local Steering Committee during an April 14 virtual meeting. Work on a final draft of the plan followed. Materials for the April 14 meeting, including a summary of the public comments, are posted below.
The plan, developed by the Steering Committee, proposes a "less is more" approach that continues to balance active and passive programming opportunities at the park and provides traditional park amenities. It addresses such elements as a new picnic shelter, ice rink improvements, tree removals and plantings, parking, the riverbank, utilities and more.
SOME BACKGROUND Redstone Park is among the open space properties in the Redstone area that are collectively addressed in the Redstone Parks and Open Space Management Plan, adopted in 2010. Find it HERE. Starting in 2020, Open Space and Trails began looking at potential changes to the park, a process that began with a community survey that concluded in July 2020.
Then, a Steering Committee was assembled and held its first meeting, with OST staff and consultants, on Oct. 20, 2020, at the park. Additional, virtual meetings followed. Meeting summaries and materials provided to the committee for its initial meeting are available below.
REDSTONE PARK STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Gentrye Houghton (RCA Rep) Nancy Chromy (Redstone HPC Rep) Maciej Mrotek (Caucus Rep) Ronald Phaneuf Pete Menardi Lisa Wagner Larry Meredith (Redstone HPC Rep) Chuck Downey Kathy Enman Mark Hilberman Jake Marine Alyce Meredith Ryan Wolfe Becky Trembley
For more information contact: Jessie Young Planning and Outreach Director Pitkin County Open Space and Trails 970-429-6169 or firstname.lastname@example.org