Community Weighs In On Las Colonias Park Plan
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Wednesday evening the Grand Valley was invited to learn more about the latest master plan for Las Colonias Park, and give their comments.
Las Colonias Park is a 101-acre park north of the Colorado River, south of Riverside Parkway and east of the Botanical Gardens.
There have been two master plans before this one, dating back to 1998, so officials want as much public input as possible.
Officials say the new master plan is similar to the previous ones. It includes an outdoor amphitheater, additional walking trails, a wetlands area and a dog park.
Traci Wieland, recreation superintendent, said, "It's been sitting on the shelf without a lot of momentum to get it developed, but last year around April in 2012 we actually saw quite a bit of momentum from the community. Namely the Grand Junction Lion's Club has supported this park to the tune of $300,000 as their signature project for 2013."
The community meeting was at Two Rivers Convention Center from 5:30 p.m. until 7.
Folks who could not attend can still provide input by contacting Wieland at 254-3846 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.