Future Park Planning

Meadows Park rendering

Project Update

  • Town Council on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 unanimously agreed on the location of the next neighborhood park – Meadows F18 Lot 2, which is along Low Meadow Boulevard next to Aspen View Academy.
  • On Dec. 12, 2017 Norris Design was awarded the contract to provide design services related the Meadows Filing 18 Neighborhood Park Project.
  • Construction will begin in late spring of 2018 once a final construction contract is approved by Town Council. 

Public Input

An Open House was held on Feb. 5 at Aspen View Academy to garner feedback from the community and give residents a chance to ask questions of Town staff and the design consultant. At that open house initial design concepts by Norris Design were on display as well as an on-hand survey was provided. The survey was also available online for residents to provide feedback. Feedback from the public meeting and survey results have been summarized.  Norris Design used this information as a launching pad for their final design. 

The drat park master plan will be presented to Town Council on Tuesday, April 17. 

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  1. Background
  2. Site Selection Criteria
  3. Potential Sites
  4. Public Input / Recommendation

Town plans for next neighborhood park

A park means so much more to a neighborhood than just providing playground equipment. It becomes a central gathering location and a place where memories are made within the community. 

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan establishes services levels for neighborhood parks. While metro districts and schools also provide neighborhood park access, the Town sets aside eight acres for every 1,000 residents. This action helps ensure that residents will have close access to neighborhood parks once the Town is fully built-out.

Funding for new parks

Funding sources for the construction of new parks is different than the funding sources for the renovation and maintenance of existing parks. New neighborhood parks are funded through impact fees. Impact fees are imposed on new development projects to help fund the costs of providing public services, like parks, to those new developments. The Town receives $3,849 per 3,000-square-foot single family home to be applied to the construction of new parks and recreation facilities.  

For the next project, the Town anticipates developing five to eight acres of parkland within an allotted $2 million budget. 

For additional background information, please review the Park Site Selection Background Information presentation.