Eagle River Park information presented at Eagle River Jam, Outside Fest
May 31, 2017
EAGLE — Members of the community can share their thoughts and learn more about the Eagle River Park project, including the most recent park concepts, by visiting special information booths that will be set up at the Eagle River Jam and Eagle Outside Festival events this weekend. Project representatives will share information and record additional comments on the 30 percent design renderings of the upland park parcel.
The Eagle River Park project is a 4.3-acre park including two main components: the in-stream design and construction of a new whitewater park and the upland park parcel on the north side of the Colorado River. The Eagle River Park project borders the Eagle River near the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo Grounds and Chambers Park. The river park is part of the Eagle River Corridor Plan established in 2015 and has been funded by a portion of the 0.5 percent sales tax approved through a ballot measure in 2016. The project is being designed and constructed in two primary phases, the whitewater park and the upland park.
"Public input is a top priority for the Eagle River Park project, and participating in the Eagle Outside Festival and Eagle River Jam events provides us an opportunity to record valuable insights in a fun environment," said Morgan Landers, assistant town planner. "This park is an opportunity to build upon the town of Eagle's outstanding outdoor recreation activities and amenities. We are thrilled to see the river park project progress following the Eagle Town Board decision to move forward with the upland park plan."
The Eagle Town Board approved a motion at its May 9 meeting to move forward with upland park designs without encroaching on the Johnson and House property (Barnes Ranch). Changes in the site plan include a new alignment for the park entrance planned on the east end of the site.
The design team and Eagle River Park project team members will man the information booths from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Eagle River Jam in Chambers Park and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Eagle Outside Festival at Eagle Ranch Village.
More information is available online at eagleoutside.com/riverpark.