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4 - Matters from the Department, Recreation Facility Needs Assessment Update, Boulder Creek FestivalCity of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department ~,~." ~ MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: SUBJECT: DATE: Pazks and Recreanon Advisory Board Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Sarah DeSouza, Assistant to the Director Matters from the Department July 16, 2002 Recreation Facilitv Needs Assessment Uadate DO NOT REMOVE - PRAB File Matenal Planners Ink is prepanng a revised Needs Assessment Report wtuch will be submitted for staff review by August 7th. The followmg is the tentative review schedule leadmg to PRAB acceptance of the Needs Assessment Report • The PRAB will receive the Needs Assessment Report m the August boazd packet • The PRAB will discuss the Needs Assessment findings and recommendauons at the August Boazd meetmg, m con~uncuon with the Valmont City Pazk study session ~ • A public meet~ng to discuss [he Needs Assessment findmgs and recommendahons will be scheduled for the second week m September • The PRAB will discuss the results of [he pubhc meet~ng and any anhcipated revisions to the Needs Assessment Report at the September PRAB meetmg • The Needs Assessment Report will be presented for formal Board acceptance at the October PRAB meetmg Boulder Creek Festival Recvclin2 Update The Pazks and Recreation Adv~sory Board requested mformahon concermng the recychng efforts at the 2002 Boulder Creek Festrval. Some of the following mformat~on was mcluded m a Weekly Informadon Packet item sent to Council on June 26, 2002 Recycline at the Boulder Creek Festival The Parks and Recreation Department, Environmental Affazrs, and the organizers of the Boulder Creek Fest~val cooperated ttus year to bring publ~c and vendor recycling to the 2002 Festival. The effort was designed to begm small and create a program to build on, workmg towazd a more "zero waste" event m the future. ~ ~ ~~,,~~' ~ ~/~~~ ~ Parks and Recreation...The Benefits Are Endless! T^+ The recycling was very successful, diverting approximately 8 cubic yazds of corrugated rw, cardboard and 40 yazds of plastic bottles. The total amount of trash collected at the Boulder _. Creek Fest and sent to the landfill dropped from eight 40-yazd roll-off contazners in 2001, to six 40-yard roll-off containers in 2002. Volunteers of the Boulder Creek Festival emptied 60, 33- gallon plastic containers placed throughout the Festival grounds, and also collected corrugated cardboard from the vendors in the food court. The only beverage containers offered for sale at the Festival were recyclable plastic & glass bottles and plastic lemonade cups Although not all the potential recyclables were captured, Boulder Creek Festival orgamzers, EcoCycle employees, and independent observers reported very little contamination m the recyclables collected from the public The contazners were visible and prevalent, and they were easily discernible from trash containers. This seemed to encourage the 145,000 Festival attendees to recycle actively and accurately. The only issue encountered this yeaz m the recycling effort was not having different colored bags for recycling vs normal trash. Due to a mix up, all of the trash bags were the same color. As a result, Boulder Creek Festival volunteers had to make special separate collection rounds for the recyclables so as not to get confused between the bags of trash and the bags of recycling Environmental Affairs staff and Creek Festival orgamzers will create a more comprehensive waste reduction program for the Hometown Fair in the fall, which is a much smaller event Moving beyond the Hometown Fau, staff azms to replicate a "zero waste" event for the 2003 Boulder Creek Festival. )n addition, Environmental Affairs, Pazks & Recreation, and the Downtown Management Commission aze working to incorporate mimmum recycling requirements in all special events perinit applications ,°*~ 2