Town Park Master Plan

Telluride Town Park Master Plan

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:

The Town Parks Master Plan is being updated to guide future decisions regarding Town Park properties for the next 10 to 15 years. Town properties include the following: Town Park, Pocket Parks on Colorado Ave, and the River Park Corridor.

Over the past several months, the project team received and reviewed ample and diverse public input on the community’s short term and long term needs and wants for Town Park properties.

*A summary of input is available under the “Related Links” section on the right hand side bar.

In response to the public input, Zehren and Associates prepared preliminary and refined concepts for improvements to Town Park properties.

*The draft and refined Concept Plans, including an overview, is available for review under the “Related Links” section on the right hand side bar

For questions or to provide comment, please contact:

             Stephanie Jaquet (Parks and Recreation Director): sjaquet@telluride-co.gov 

             Pedro Campos (Zehren and Associates): pedroc@zehren.com

Background Information:

The existing Town Park Master Plan was adopted in 2005 and can be viewed online at http://www.telluride-co.gov/188/Park-Master-Plan.

The purpose of the existing Town Park Master Plan is to help guide future decisions regarding design, use, activities, and facility improvements for Town Park properties.

Town Park properties include the following: Town Park, Pocket Parks on Colorado Avenue, and the River Park Corridor.

During the 2020 budget process, Town Council designated the Town Parks Master Plan Update project as a goal and objective and allocated funding for execution.

Staff released a Request for Qualifications in November 2019 to seek consultant firms to assist with this project. Staff received three responses. A subcommittee consisting of two P&R Commission members, one Town Council member, and two P&R staff members was established to review the proposals, interview the respondents, and select a consultant firm for the project.

Zehren and Associates, Inc. was selected to assist with the Town Parks Master Plan Update project.

The final product will be an updated Town Parks Master Plan for adoption by the Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Town Council.

   Project Tasks & Schedule                                                                      Meeting Date
Task 1: Project kick-off, data gathering, site inventory                              Feb. 2020
Task 2: Stakeholder input (round 1), data collection/analysis                   Feb. / March 2020
                Purpose: define the major priorities for the effort, 
                                 perceived strengths and weaknesses, 
                                 needs and wants for properties.
                     -Administer stakeholder questionnaire
                     -Meeting schedule
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                           • Feb. 19 (noon)
                            • Roundtable with major stakeholders                           • Feb. 19 & 20
                            • Public open house #1                                                 • March 12 @ 6pm 
                                                                                                                    Rebekah Hall
                                                                                                                   (113 W. Columbia Ave)
                            • P&R Commission (special meeting)                            • March 13 @ 10am
                                                                                                                     Rebekah Hall
                                                                                                                   (113 W. Columbia Ave)
                            • P&R Commission (special meeting)                            • CANCELED
                                                                                                                    Rebekah Hall
                                                                                                                   (113 W. Columbia Ave)
Task 3: Stakeholder input (round 2), conceptual master plan alternatives   April / May / June / July 2020
                Purpose #1: work with stakeholders remotely to review the results  
                                         of stakeholder input round 1 and discuss preliminary 
                                         conceptual alternatives.
                      -Meeting schedule (remotely)
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                            • May 20 (noon)
                            • P&R Commission (special meeting)                            • May 27 (noon)
                            • P&R Commission (special meeting)                            • June 10 (noon)  

                Purpose #2: share and review refined conceptual master plan  
                                        alternatives.
                      -Public & stakeholder review period                                    • June 15- July 17         
                            • Public display of concept plans
                            • Stakeholder check-ins
                            • Email comment process
                      -Meeting schedule (virtual online meetings)
                            • Public meeting                                                             • June 23 @ 6pm
                            • Planning & Zoning Commission (worksession)           • June 25 @ 6pm
                            • P&R Commission (special meeting)                            • July 2 (noon)
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                            • July 15 (noon)
                      - Project consultant site visit (July 10 – 15), including the following:
                            • Field verifications / findings
                            • Staff site walks
                            • Open Space staff / chair site walk
                            • Stakeholder check-ins
                            • Latino focus group
                            • Pop-up event

                 Purpose #3: discuss park expansion approach
                      -Meeting schedule
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                             • June 17 (noon)
Task 4: Preferred master plan design, draft Master Plan document review   July / Aug. 2020
                 Purpose #1: review concept plan for the preferred alternative and draft
                                    master plan document outline
                       -Meeting schedule                                                                  
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                             • July 15 (noon) 
                            • Town Council (work session)                                         • Aug. 4 (10:15AM) 
                  Purpose #2: review complete draft master plan document
                       -Meeting schedule
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                             • Aug 19 (noon)
Task 5: Final Master Plan document approval                                        Sept. / Oct 2020
                  Purpose: document finalization and presentation for approval.
                      -Meeting schedule
                            • P&R Commission (regular meeting)                             • Sept. 16 (noon)          
                            • Planning & Zoning Commission                                    • Sept. 24 (evening)
                            • Town Council                                                                • Oct. 6 or 27 (TBD)