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Craig Parks and Rec seeks community input during Aug. 15 public meeting

Craig Press Staff Report

CRAIG — Craig Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The department will discuss its master plan for local parks, recreation, open space, and trails.

The plan lays out a long-term vision for the area regarding the network of parks, community facilities, and other recreational outlets, and the impact on residents and tourists. It is also intended to identify critical needs, evaluate existing and potential facilities and the operation, and propose funding for such features.

Among the key topics are recreational opportunities on the Yampa River, connecting paths for cyclists and pedestrians, and the development of Loudy-Simpson Park.

Organizers will provide a presentation and question-and-answer session, as well as a town hall format for community members to provide feedback.

“Looking at the next 10 years, hard decisions will have to be made to continue to provide and enhance our park system,” said Dave Pike, Parks and Rec director, in a news release. “We have developed an initial list of opportunities based on comprehensive public input, but we need the community to weigh in on initial ideas and priorities.”

For more information, contact Alicia Baker at 970-826-2029 or abaker@ci.craig.co.us, or Pike at 970-826-2006 or dpike@ci.craig.co.us.