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Emerald Mountain Plans Continue

The City of Steamboat Springs is hosting another meeting to gather input from the public on creating a Master Plan for Emerald Mountain Park.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center (1605 Lincoln Ave.) with a subsequent meeting to be held in October to unveil a draft of the master plan.

 

Emerald Mountain Park, the 586 acre parcel being discussed, was acquired by the City in 2010, and is home to an array of trails, wildlife, and scenic resources that are currently used recreationally by residents and visitors to Steamboat Springs.  The trails at Emerald Mountain Park are currently used for hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding.  Part of the process of creating the master plan is finding out from the public what is working and what isn’t.  What do the citizens see for the future of this parcel?  What are the issues and concerns?  Should there be more bike trails?  How does the community balance everything with resource protection and preservation?  These are some potential questions and discussion items for creating the master plan.

 

Join the conversation by coming to the Emerald Mountain Master Plan Public Workshop on August 28th.  For those who can’t attend the meeting, there is an interactive website – www.emeraldmountainpark.com where people can answer questions on potential trails or improvements, vote on ideas or submit their own, and view the notes from the public meetings.  Please contact Susan Petersen at Parks, Open Space & Recreation with any questions at spetersen@steamboatsprings.net or 970-879-4300.

 

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