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4 - Items from the DepartmentPARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ~ Apnl 16, 2001 ~. MEMORANDUM To: Members of the Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd From: Chnshne Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Envuonmental Sernces Doug Hawthome, Acting Codirector, Parks and Recreahon Department Lmda Kotowsln, Achng Codirector, Pazks and Recreahon Deparhnent Re: Items from the Department Correction to the Parks Planning and Construction Project Update (provided to the Board April 2): The Burke's Beavers have canceled the Admiral Arleigh A Burke anchor dedication, ongmally scheduled for late May, 2001. The Boazd will be nohfied when the Beavers have idenhfied a new dedicahon date ~-~ April 2 Board meeting: Question conceming construction at Valmont City Park and coyote ~,,,,- den-site Pam Hoge expressed concem about tree ctuppmg and construcUon work on the south side of Valmont neaz the coyote den-srte Staff responded that they would look mto tlus and provide addrtional mformahon. Approved Valmont City Pazk Phase 1 plans mclude work withm the first forty-five feet south of Valmont Road to construct a right of way planhng stnp, a public sidewalk, and a sect~on of the 20 foot wide bike racmg track. Trees were removed wittun ttus stnp and ckupped m order to recycle the wood for future planhng bed mulch. The tree cluppmg operahons were located m close proximity to the tree removals Unforhxnately ctupping work did occur m the general azea of the coyote den-site wlule removuig trees along the south side of Valmont m tlus locahon. The rematnmg tree removal and chippmg work is now located several hundred feet to the west of the coyote den-site. The contractor is required to construct protechve fencmg azound the enhre knoll The fencmg does provide several fiRy foot wide spaces for the coyote to access the srte. At one point m the construchon process, a portion of the site near the coyote hole was used to provide space for a velucle to turn azound. The contractor has been reminded that the protective fencmg must be mamtamed and that no work should occur witlun the azea of the lmoll and coyote den-site. r~^^ ~ Ann Wichmann, the Pazks and Recreation Environmental Resource Manager, has observed the coyote den every other day on a "drive-by" basis and has not seen a coyote in the azea The ~' construction superintendent has also not observed coyotes on site over the past two months. A "' resident m the azea has also not observed a coyote, but hears coyotes howling in the azea The den site Itself was checked on Saturday, April 7th and Thursday, April 12th, and the den mouth looks to be actively used (no vegetation, tracks m dirt) Staff will continue to momtor the site, and we wtll increase efforts to keep contractors and direct disturbance out of the protected azea neaz the den-site. April 2 Board Meeting: Question concerning muddy surfacing in the Valmont Dog Park The dog pazk at Valmont is muddy for short periods of time during the sprang, but generally drains well and becomes solid footing a couple of days after rainfall. Gravel has been placed in the highest traffic azeas. Attempts to re-vegetate this azea would be costly in both seeding and maintenance costs (no imgation) and require the closure of the dog pazk for several months Rotational seeding and closure of portions of the dog pazk would only help the situation temporanly, as high use would quickly degrade the azea again without the benefit of imgation The ideal placement of a dog pazk is on tmgated, maintained turf, however, both Valmont and East Boulder Commumty Center are advemsed as temporary sites located on "to-be-developed" pazkland. A suitable ground cover for these temporary sites has been discussed, but a sensible solution has not been identified. In general, we do not receive complaznts about the lack of vegetation on these sites. April 2 Board meeting: Question regarding Foothills ~- Boazd members asked to see the plans for Foothills Communty Pazk Phase 2. Please see attached memorandum and plans (Attachment A). Public Private Partnerships for Valmont City Park In fight of the upwming City Counctl/PRAB Joint Study Session on May 8'", a letter has been sent to proposing partners commumcatmg the status of the partnership process. A copy of the letter has been included m this Item as Attachment B. April 2 Board meeting: Question regarding East Boulder Community Park Board members asked to see the plans for East Boulder Commumty Pazk. Please see attached plans (Attachment C) Skatepark Issues During last month's Pazk and Recreation Advisory Boazd meeting, the Board heazd from two citizens concerting a lack of supernsion and wholesome envtronment for young children. The Department is in agreement with these citizens The Skatepazk Advisory Committee (SPAC) met on April 10`" to discuss current skatepazk concerns and Issues. It appears that the original concept ofself-managing and no supervision Is not working, and there Is a sense of &ustrahon '""~ ~"""' among staff and members of the SPAC attempting to deal with issues associated with ".~,,, supervision, vandalism, trash, graffiti, smoking, bicycles, use after dazk, etc. The Department has contacted key upper management of the Police, and Fire Depaztments and will be meeting with them, as well as upper management of the Pazks and Recreation Department, YMCA, and Health and Human Services on Apn125, 2001 The goal of this meeting is to determuie future strategies and seek further assistance from these Departments to assist m managing some of the issues at the skatepazk. Additionally, the Director's Section of the Colorado Pazks and Recreation Association is meeting in Boulder on Apnl 19`~ This issue will be discussed dunng this meeting and the group will be touting the skatepazk. ~""' ~... Attachment A City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Parks Planning and Construction Division MEMORANDUM To Members of the Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd From Christine Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Environmental Services Linda Kotowski, Acting Codirector of Pazks and Recreation Doug Iiawthorne, Acting Codirector ofPazks and Recreation Kate Bernhazdt, Acting Superintendent of Pazks Planning and Construction Subject April Z, 2001 Meeting Boazd question regazding Foothills Community Pazk Phase 2 Plans Date April 4, 2001 At the meeting on Monday, members of the Board asked to see the plans for the Foothills Community Pazk I have attached the most recent unformation package provided to the boazd on this project The final phases of Phase 1 construction will proceed this yeaz including completion of the irrigation system and landscaping Due to current staffworkload and potential funding changes in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to address the funding needs of the NoRh Boulder Recreation Center, we do not anticipate construction of Phase 2 to begin in the fall of 2001 Options for the continued phased design and development of this park will be presented to the Board at their Apn123 meeting, as a discussion item associated with the CIP information ~.. l ~s-~ M~IORAPIDUIVI DATE: TO: FROM: SUBJECT: .»~. ~~.. November 14, 2000 Members, Pazks and Recreation Advisory Board Chris Dropinski, Director Ken Ramsey, Parks Planning and Construction Superintendent Maureen Spitzer, landscape Designer Infotmation/Discussion Item -Foothills Commumty Pazk Phase2 Schematic Design PURPOSE: To provide an update to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Phase 2 Construction of the Foothills Community Park. $4,490,007 has been identified for ttus project in the 2001-2004 CIP. BAC%GROUND: The Conceptual Master Plan for Foothills Commumty Park was approved by the PRAB in November 1996. Following design development, the approved plan was submitted to the Planning Department for review which culminated in February 1998 with approval by the Planning Board. Parks and Recreation proceeded with construction of the south half of the park, which is now close to completion and is accessed by Violet and Cherry streets. A condition of approval by the Planning Board was that construction of the north half of the park could not move forward before roadway access from the north (Rosewood or Yarmouth) was constructed. However, due a major flood study of Four Mile Canyon Creek and the subsequent reduction in size of the proposed Foothills Housing Project, this condition was removed and the north half of the park can now be constructed. Minor adjustments to the approved plan are being made to accommodate the final design of the Foothills Housing Project (see attached Site Plan). LARGE PLAYGROUND AND CFr~iTRAL FOCAL AREA: Due to the ongoing public interest in playgrounds and the opportunity for unique and creative design solutions in both the large playground and the central focal area, staff has identified these areas for special design consideration. Following design development and public input, the design of these areas will be presented to the PRAB for approval a~j s - ~- NEXT STEPS: ~..,~ • Staff has hired the consulting fnm of Design Concepts to complete the Design .._ Development for Phase 2. The final design for Phase 2 will reflect the design and materials pallette established in Phase 1. Design Development plans will be provided to the PRAB for information and comment m spring 2001. • In order [o provide public input into the design of the Central Focal Area and Large Play Area, staff has identified a public review process, the results of which will be presented to the PRAB for approval in spring 2001. • Phase 2 construction is targeted to begin in fall 2001 and take approximately three years to complete. A detailed construction schedule and updated cost estimate will be provided to the PRAB at the completion of the Design Development phase. ~NVIRONMEIVTAL SUSTAINABILTTY: Completion of Phase 2 in an environmentally sensitive manner is a goal of this project. The following environntental sustainability goals have been identified for Phase 2 construction: • Continuation of significant native areas in Phase 2 (approximately 1/3 of the park has been retained in native landscape); • Utilization of Best Management Practices for storm water quality; these include detention ponds, grass swales, vegetative buffer for runoff leaving pazking lots, and revegetation of the site with sod, native grasses and landscaping • Implementation of temporary Best Management Practices, such as silt fences and straw bale barriers, during construction to m;n;m'~e erosion and transport of sediment to ~ adjacent properties or waterways; .~.. • Incorporation of natrve plant material, drip imgation, mulched landscape beds, and management of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers; • Reduction of parking lot from size identified m the Transportation Impact Analysis. ('The Transportation Impact Analysis identified 210 parking spaces needed in the northeast parking lot to support programmatic needs in that part of the park. Through the review process this parking lot was reduced to 169 spaces with the potential to expand to 210 spaces at a later date, tf needed.) • Consideration of modular block porous pavement in the parking lot. ATTACffiVIFr'VTS: A. Site Plan for Foothills Community Park Phase 2 '"~1 3~5-~ ~4 Gulls asked the Board tf there aze any acnvtaes that the Ciry Ltatson should not ever look at for Valmont City Pazk. Osborne, von Bletchert and Hoge stated that [hey want to view the proposals as a group and not as they come m. Sauth satd they would be very interested to know tf there is anything that the Board would never want to see at Valmont Ctry Park. Gulls added that tc would be helpful tf the Boazd would tdenufy clangs that are really Important to them - thtngs they would want to see included to the park. Droptnskt spoke about the tntegrauon fees [hat are assessed once the letter of Interest is sent. Hoge asked what that cost wtll be. Gulls responded that the fee wtll be approstmately 20 - 25% of the total project cost and when the lever of interest is issued, the potential partners are assessed a ~% fee (or one quarter of the enure tntegrarion fee). Gulls added that the financtal strategy for recouping 1000!0 of the infrastructure costs and allowtng the pazk to fund [[self is based on the footpnnts on the concept plan as tt is now. Tftts does not mean that [lungs can't be changed, lust that the Boazd needs to constder the financial Impact as the plan may be adjusted. Osbome stated that tt is a flutd time and there aze getting to be a core of people _ commttted to getting some part of the development of the pazk as a bond Issue `' somettme next year. C. Foothills Cotnmunity Park Phase 2 Schematic Design Presenters: Maureen Spitzer Spttzer gave a bnef history of the park planntng and development to date. Staff wtll proceed with Phase 2 as approved through the Ctty of Boulder stte revtew process. Detazled plans for the playground and central focal plaza will be gotng out for public revtew and back to the Boazd for their approval. Phase 2 consttuctton is expected to bea n to fall of 2001. von Bletchert asked whether these ballfields would be able to be used for little league games to the event [hat the county's ballfields were eliaunated. Ramsey and Spuzer responded that the fields are probably similar to size, but that the fields were intended for practice and pickup use rather than for games. Droptnskt responded that the neighborhood would probably raise opposttton to league games Meyer suggested that the tennis courts be screened on the sides at the standazd height rather than lower height fencing and probably ought to include windscreenins. PRAB ~leenng I i/27/00 -Page 3 ~(~ S- CROUP SHELTER 00 PEOPLE fApl ®A,E .P SHADE SHELTER 2! PEOPLE EAC+1 o SHELLER FOR DAY CAMP/ YOUTH PROGRAM YATF1 PUBUC RESTROOMS ~ MAINTENANCE FACILITY N17H PUBLIC RESTROOMS ' ® TENNIS COURT ® BASKETBALL COURT Q'i ® VOLLEYBALL COURT ` I CRUSHER FINES MULTI-USE TRAIL ~w PAVED MULTI-USE TRAIL ~CIIY OF BOUIBER OPEN SPACE -_ ~~.ew+cn wwu-Ir L"(PHASE I) l~ # ` ! ' ~. ~. ,,; 6~f ~ 'I ~ • ~I1Y 1' ~ i l f ~ `~ '`ill` \I 1'1` ~~' `1~ '~ ' ; I SU i 1 • + ', ~ HANG-a~Rs/; ,+ j . • I + ' PARAGLTD 5 J "• ~ ~ , e _ ~' i i f ~ i~ ~ • •,y ~ ~ ~~ ~~~~~ ~ ~ ~I ~ i~'~. it ~~~~~ pl ~ '~~. ~~ d .~ i .. I ~'1 ~~ ~~~ ~ ' ~/ i %/ ~ , ,, ' ~ ! \ ~ ~ E7tlSiWC R7:,90ETJ71AL -~ ~ 1 f ~! ~ 1 ~ SITE PLAN -FOR- FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY PARK PHASE II CITY OF BOULI PARKS AND RECREp 0 100 200 300 ~ DESIGN C O N C E +~ r NORTH ~...~ ............. „.. w„... NOVEMBER 27, 2000 "'""`"""^"~"w°•'°-~ Attachment B CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO PARKS AND RECREATION 3198 NORTH BROADWAY BOULDER, COLORADO 803042644 (303) 413-7200 (303) 413-7201 FAX Apnl 12, 2001 Boulder Community Velodrome F.nc Riedel 150 S 31st Street Boulder, CO 80305 Dear Enc ~~ Thank you for your recent submission of a Request to Propose Partnership (RPP) proposal for a partnered protect within Valmont City Park Currently, the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (DRAB) aze revisiting the existing Site Review Plan for Uie park and are scheduled to review possible alterations to the plan, including possible enhancements for wildhfe habitat, at a joint Study Session on May 81h The Study Session will focus ~ the planning base for the development of the park and as such, may have an impact on how future development can occur at the park. Tlis may affect the overall process and tunelme for the development. While there will be no time for pubhc participation at this joint Study Session, the pubhc is always invited to attend and observe With this process being currently undertaken, the City Liaison Office has been asked to not move forward with the proposal review and possible issuance of "Letters of Interest" for proposals, or the development aspect of the Pubhc Pmate Partoership process, until this review of the Site Revrew Plan has occurred. Although pn:viously released information has indicated that you would receive notice regarding your group's possible "Letter of Interest" within 60 days, adherence to this tuneframe may now not be possible. We anticipate that over the next two to three months we will be clantying these issues and the Managing Members of the City Liaison Office will get back in touch with you as soon as the appropnate depsions have been made. Please feel free to contact the Managing Members of the Crty Luuson Office if you have a~ questions m regard to your propose( or the Pubhc Pnvate Partnership process They can be rcached at (303) 499-3272 or (303) 439- 8369 Smppcerely, Sarah DeSouza, Assistant to the Duector For Christine Anderseq Deputy City Manager for F.nvironmeatal Sernces Doug Hawthorne, Acting CaI)irector of Parks and Recreation Linda Kotowsla, Acting Co-Director of Parks and Recreation Ihana Smith, Managing Member, Crty Liaison Office ~ ~ Teresa Gulls, Managing Member, City Liaison Office ~..- ~~ Attachment C ~1 ~ w \ W ~ CITY r = OPEN SPACE ~w BURBANK JR. HIGH 9CHOOL~ Y Y 6 BURKE ELEM. ~ SCHOOL J S KEEWAYDIN PARK~~ CITY OPEN SPACE ~r.• ROAD w 0 .. ~ ' O m :%: O PROPOSED '` " " NEVIN PLATT JR. HIGH SCHOOL SSTN STREET •~:.•',':,:' ;••'. ALIGNMENT >.':~..~ ......, .i:' W W ` .•.~ r _:... 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