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4 - Matters from the DepartmentPARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTI[ENT ~ June 8, 2001 MEMORANDUM To Members of the Parks and Recrearion Advisory Board From Chnstme Andersen, Deputy City Manager for Environmental Services Doug Hawthome, Acting Codirector, Parks and Recreation Lmda Kotowski, Actmg Coduector, Parks and Recreation Re Matters from the Department Park and Recreation Services to the Palo Park Subcommunitv See attached memo (Attachment I) Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Trails Map UQdate See attached memo (Attachment II) from Jean Gatza from the Plannmg Department Please note that Board feedback has been requested prior to the June 25"' Board meehng in order to ~ adequately prepare for the Plamm~g Board's July 5`", 2001 regular meetmg Skatepark Update The skatepark conrinues to grow m populanty amongst the very young kids, teenage and adult skaters and BMX nders The Skatepark Advisory Committee (SPAC) meets monthly to diswss issues and concerns with the park There have been frequent requests from parents who seek supervision for better control of the skaters and nders There have been no ma~or vandalism or graffiti reports for over a month, however, staff anricipates with school out there is a higher potential for damage Staff are amidst conversahons with the Pohce Deparhnent, Fire Department and the YMCA regardmg what the best approach to managmg the facility shouid be Contact and prehmmary plannmg has been done with a video surveillance company to provide secunty cameras on a tnal bas~s SPAC meetmgs have moved to the first Tuesday of each month, 6-7 00 pm at the YMCA. Scott Carpenter Pool Slide Closure 'I'he Scott Carpenter PooPs watershde was closed begmnmg Thursday, June 7, when two bolts on ~ the structure came off. A structural engmeer exammed the shde and recommended that some ~ repairs be made Staff are currently getting estimates for the repairs Pre-opening walk throughs ~ of the facility m May by both Recreation and FAM staff drd not detect any problems, as the ,,,~„ problem is on the ms~de of the structure Staff will provide updates to PRAB as mformarion becomes available ~"~, ~•+-