Future Park Planning

Meadows Park rendering

Project update

  • Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 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.
  • On Dec. 12, 2017, Norris Design was awarded the contract to provide design services related to the Meadows Filing 18 Neighborhood Park Project.
  • Construction will begin in late summer 2018, once Town Council approves a final construction contract. A recommendation for approval of the contract is scheduled to be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Aug. 15 and then to Town Council on Aug. 21.

Public input

An open house was held Feb. 5 at Aspen View Academy to gather feedback from the community and give residents a chance to ask questions of Town staff and the design consultant. At that open house, initial design concepts by Norris Design were on display, and an on-hand survey was provided. The survey was also available online. Feedback from the public meeting and survey results have been summarized. Norris Design used this information as a launching pad for their final design, which is pictured above. 

A draft of the park master plan was presented to Town Council on Tuesday, April 17. 

Name the New Park

A survey was created to garner ideas from the public as well as have people vote on the favorite idea submitted by the design firm.

Submitted ideas have been forwarded to a naming committee, which will make recommendations to Town Council in early October.

The Town’s facility-naming criteria states that the name should foster a sense of community and small-town character; heighten awareness of Town history; celebrate the natural environment; call attention to points of pride in the community; and/or call attention to people, events and geography that have shaped the Town.

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  1. Background
  2. Site Selection Criteria
  3. Potential Sites
  4. Public Input / Recommendation

Town plans for next neighborhood park

A park means so much more to a neighborhood than just providing playground equipment. It becomes a central gathering location and a place where memories are made within the community. 

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan establishes services levels for neighborhood parks. While metro districts and schools also provide neighborhood park access, the Town sets aside eight acres for every 1,000 residents. This action helps ensure that residents will have close access to neighborhood parks once the Town is fully built-out.

Funding for new parks

Funding sources for the construction of new parks is different than the funding sources for the renovation and maintenance of existing parks. New neighborhood parks are funded through impact fees. Impact fees are imposed on new development projects to help fund the costs of providing public services, like parks, to those new developments. The Town receives $3,849 per 3,000-square-foot single family home to be applied to the construction of new parks and recreation facilities.  

For additional background information, please review the Park Site Selection Background Information presentation.