The Town of Eagle invites the community to participate in interactive and informational Eagle River Park involvement opportunities during the annual Eagle Outside Festival. The weekend of June 2, participants will be able to learn more about the Eagle River Park project including the most recent park concepts. Project representatives will share information and record additional comments on the 30 percent design renderings of the Upland Park parcel.
“Public input is a top priority for the Eagle River Park project, and participating in the Eagle Outside Festival 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 Town of Eagle Board of Trustees approved a motion at their 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.
TWO INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES PLANNED AT EAGLE OUTSIDE FESTIVAL
The design team and Eagle River Park project team members will be at each of the following events with informational booths. Stop by to learn more about the project, share your thoughts and grab giveaways. Project site plans will be displayed.
Saturday, June 3 – Grab a plate of BBQ and play a game with us at the Eagle River Jam in Chambers Park, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | eagleoutside.com/summerkickoff
Sunday, June 4 – Wrap up a great Eagle Outside Festival weekend at Eagle Ranch Village, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE EAGLE RIVER PARK
The Eagle River Park project is a 4.3-acre park including two main components; the in-stream design and construction of a new world class whitewater park and the Upland Park parcel on the north side of the Colorado River. The Eagle River Park project wraps along 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% 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. This project aims to build upon the Town of Eagle’s outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities by creating a world class whitewater park for the community and beyond.
More information is available online at eagleoutside.com/riverpark.