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6A - Valmont City Park Concept Plan Update ProcessCITY OF BOULDER PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: October 22, 2007 AGENDA TITLE: Valmont City Park Concept Plan Update Process PRESENTERS: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director, Parks and Recreation Department Alice Guthrie, Pazks and Planning Superintendent EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Pazks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) with an update on the planning process for the Valmont City Pazk Concept Plan Update and get its input on the three identified options. At PRAB meetings over the summer, staff updated the Board on the Valmont Pazk Advisory Group (VPAG) work sessions. At the October meeting, staff will provide information on the development of the three options currently under review, the public process, the community-wide survey, comments received from the public and next steps in the process. Input from the PRAB is also requested. ANALY5IS: Using input from the VPAG and other recreation user groups, the staff and consultant team developed tluee options (Attachments A, B and C) for public review. During the month of September, three open houses and one neighborhood meeting were held to get community input on the three options. A survey (Attachment D) was also mailed to 3,000 households. Additionally, the three options were posted on the department's website to inform the public and obtain comments. The next step in the planning process is to develop a draft plan for review by the PRAB and City Council at a joint study session in the first quarter of 2008. The planning team will review the survey results, community feedback, conduct design chazettes, and meet with the VPAG and PRAB to develop the draft plan. Staff will also provide estimates for development and maintenance costs for facilities identified in the draft plan. AGENDA ITEM #_VI-A_PAGE_1_ INPUT FROM THE PRAB: 1. Based on questions 2- 6 in the survey, please provide input on facilities to consider in the draft plan. 2. At the November meeting, staff will provide the PRAB with the final survey results and comments received from members of the public. Staff will update the PRAB on the planning process and discuss whether there is a need for additional information for the decision-making process. ATTACHMENTS: Attachment A: Option 1 Attachment B: Option 2 Attachment C: Option 3 Attachment D: Valmont City Pazk Survey AGENDA ITEM # VI-A PAGE 2 T . . . . . . Attachment A n f BIKE . '"'""°-- ~ L E G E N D ~ ~ TRAILS i `o - - MESA EDGk ..~ Platt Farmhorise I ~~ OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITY Comrtwnrty ReNxl. Resfraoms ~ ... _ - . - ~ . ~~'' ~ - PLAYGROIJN^ PICNIC AREA w! O ~,I• +~ ~~f" ~ ;'~ PICNIC AREA ~~ , ~,, O P T I O N 1 GROUP SHELTER ~ ~„~ `~~f - I '~~ j ' ~ EXISTING GREENWAY TRAIL .. ~ ~` '~ ~ ~ i ° MULTI-USE CORRIDOR (swtaWe tor aoss q~~ ,~ - -- i~ country skimg. b~cyGing, anA iumm~g) Q .-., `~ ~} ~J'~ ' ~_ ` !' MOUNTAIN 91KE ~ ~ -- SINGLETRACK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL a' '~`-"l ~ ipr~srlny ~ ~• AND BMX g ~ ynigar~~~,~ '' ~ TERRAIN PARK -- PEOESrRiAN-oN~v TRni~ I )~~ \ P°~d~ ~ ~r ~I (3.8ACRES~ ~ ~~; ~ i f -~•-~• CREEKSANO DITCHES Mvuniain Ocean ,q ~!~ ~. - . %~ ~ ' PLAYGROUND g~l/d~~y f ij i ~~~ O ~ LANDSCAPE ENMANCEMENT ~exisdag businesa) ~ 11 II '~..~• i j ~ ErlsNng i ~. p!q ~',~ EXISTING VEGETATION . PsOesttirVCyclinQ i' ~J~ ~: Underpass ~ • ":'f--!iw~-~'"`\~-~ __ __ _ ~ ~ ~ O SURFACE PARKtNG ~- To YAIMONT ROAD ~~eslriaMCyeling Underpsu r. , .~- Footh3Ns / Porkway ~/~ l ~~!~, _. Roney ~- NE4GHBORHOOD I i, ~ I ~, ~ House ~~ COMMERCIAL ,' ~ DOG ~ ;i '~.~ Overwog: ~- _--- - _ `\, / ~ --- ` ~ - ~ •~ CENTER ( I ~ PARK ~'' ~ /~A~~~ ~ -- - / - ~ ` {~y1 (~.2ACRE5~ ••~ , ;~ \ ~~- ~1 ,: i i„ ~.~ ~~: ~ (~ ... ~ c l~ ~i ~ i I \-(~_ _ j// 1., . ~I \{{{~- , a II ~ I ' _ J ~' ~ ~ ~ ~ II I ~'~ l, E X I S T I N G ! f 4 YOUTH SOFTBAL L~' ~; ~ MU~TI- `" 2 HIGH SCHOOL LITTIE LEAGUE ~ I ~j ~LIGHiED) ~~ ~ PLAYGROUND I I~ P U R P O S E `, B A S E B A L L F I E L D S J= - -_ = FIELO : ~: IuoNreu~ / . i` -~I / I II( RTIFICALi' ~ ~~~`:- ~, ~ I .~ ~~ TURF ` ~ ' i , i - - _ - - = r i : ..`~ ~ ~ --~-~. l~ ~ ~. 0 ~~' FIELD ~ ' ~ ~r~~ ~~ ~ '~;i ~ ~' j~ (LI6HTED) I •'~ ~ ._~ ~~,__ ~; _~~. ~ ~ - ~ ~ - ~~~,Prtn ,~, ~ ;/~ Q~g. ,-~. ~ ~ ~ ~~p PEpR~ STREET PICNIC AREA~ l ~` WITH GROUP SHELTER • ~ e~ ,' ' ~ l~ COYEREQOUTDOOR ' ' COMMUNITY PLAZA PLAYGROUND ICE RINK ~ \\ , ! . , ' ~,. - ~'`~F 1 `~ INDOOR RECREATION .~ %f-- FACILITY \ ~ ,.,,'`eP~~~Py ~~o.oaoso.Fn o iuo too ! p(~,' i ~~ , J. Q~ ~p~o~. r' = io~' N 0 R T H ~ ... . ~ ~. ~ '1 ~ . 11. ~ . ~' ~1 ~.'. ". _.i~~}(~ir 6 .. ll;~ {y_. ~ ~ . P~r ~4;1L..~_-~ oPT~aN 2 AMPHITHEATER ~, ~- -- aI q 18-HOLE DISC GOLF ¢I ~ COURSE P1attFarmhouse (=~ACRES) D~sc GoNCk+Dho~use I ; and otller purposes ~~ _-,_~- = MOUNTAIN BIKE - AND BMX Q _ > -- TERRAIN PARK O ` / ~1.SFCRE51 ~ t i: Mountain Ocean o Building z (~xisting husin~asl ~ ¢ ; ~' . i E~ ~. .`' ~-~-": ~L'~ F-ro Foothilh " ,~.-~__` - r ~ vau~oNr AD --- r - ~-p Parkway i 1~1, ~~~, ' ; ~OG ~ `'i~ ~~ , ~ ~''" ~ Q I t ' .~ ens ~ ~ PARK ~ ~ ~ ~ Q - ~ , ~7.OACRE61 ~ - ~ i .~. t ~ ~ - - _ _._- PICNICAREA , ~; ~ O,`~t\~ i' r-~ ~ ~\~ \ wlGROUP i ~ ~,~~ ' ~ I - i ~~ ~, ' ' . SHELTER EXISTING ' :t ; ' ~ G'~'/ ~ q ' = r ~- a p ~ MULTI- ~}, ~~ ~ I , ~. -s _ ~ qr L ~" ~ '~ ; ;;. . PURPOSE ± i. ~ a ~ .:; OUTDOOR WATER PARK ~, ,.,___ - ~ E~, y`'~~r FIEL~ ~ Could include: / \ Q h - lazy river ~ . ~ . . - . ~ ~1 , , " ~, ~ - waters/ides ~~ w/ GROUP ~' f `~ ' ''~ ~~ ~ ~ r ~ 2 HIGH SCHOOI SHELTER ' ~ ~''~ \ -~ - ~ ~_ _ ' ' ;~• '~' w:- -'~I BASEBALL FIELDS/ , <~ - d ~ ~ ~~"g~'~' ~~ SOCCER ~ - ~ '~q~STREET ~ \`. ,,_,= ,,, CAPABILITY ~~' ~ i ~ 0~~ -;~ (LIGNTED) ~~~ ~'w i , ,' V PICNIC AREA PICNIC AREA ~\ .~~~~ fl ~ Att~~;iunent B -'~ LE GEND ~ ~'~ OUTDOOR RECREATiON FACIIITY j~` .. t:;.• ~ °.,, ~'•, . P~AYGROUND =~'~ ~' 121NDOOR! OUTOOOR ~ .,.., '~:~5 PICNICAREA ` TENNIS ~ EXISTING GREENWAV TRAIL - COURTS (IM,MTEO) ~ MULTI-USECORRi00R(swtadeforaoss eountry akimg, hKycling, anU rumm~g) ~ - - SINGLETRACK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL i. -- - PEOESTRIAN-ONLY TRAIL i ~ -°-~~ CREEKSANDDITCHES `~ ` LAN~SCAPEENMANCEMENT ~ ROl18y ~ ExISTING VEGETATION , ;. House O SURFACE PARKING O unw.p,ss ; INDOOR RECREATION FACILITY ~so,ooo so. -n SCULPTURE GARDEN! COMMUNITY PLAZA PLAYGROUNO wt GROUP SHELTER ~~~~ZRSn ~ `P 3~" 0 100 100 ~~ ~ --~ioo' N 0 R i.~H AGENDA ITEM # ~~, ` PAGE ~~ __ ~PTION 3 Portable Stage ~FOR OUTOOOR PERFORMANCESI E-To Foothilis ~ Pnrkwny wl GROUP SHELTER T r 0 ~ ~ ~ IMDOOR RECREATION FACIUTY 4"" (60~000 SQ. FT.)~w~~`E~~ ea' 0 I00 200 ~pp~. i~oo~ N 0 R T H AGENDA ITEM #~, pAGE ~ Attachment C LEGEND ~ OUTDOOR RECREA7tON FACILITY r PIAYOROUND ~ PtCNIC AREA ~ EXISTING GREENVYAY TRAIL ~ MULTtiUSE CORRIDOR (suitsde for cross country skung, baycling, anA runMng) ~ CVCL4CROSSCOU~RSE - -~ PEDESTRIAN-ONLY 1RAll -••-•~ CREEKSAND~ITCHES ~ LANDSCAPE ENHANCEMENT ~ Ex~STiNG VEGETATION O SURfACE PARKING CYCLO-CROSS COURSE ~bieycle raeing coune featuring pavement grass, hi0s, and oWUcles. May also serve as multi-use paM.) Attachment D Dear Boulder Valley resident, ~`~~ The city of Boulder Parks and Recreation Depattment wants your opinion about what faciliries ~~~ and ameniries should be built at the Valmont City Park - a 132 acte patk in eastem Boulder, between ,~ Valmont Road and Peazl Parkway, east of Foothills Pazkway. We invite your household to participate in this important survey. To get a ceptesentarive sample of Boulder Valley residents, this quesdonnaire should be completed by the adult in your household who most recendy had a birthday (anyone 18 years or older). That person's yeaz of birth does not mattec, as long as he or she is 18 oc oldec. Please have the apptopriate member of your household take a few minutes to answer all the questions and rerurn the survey in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. Your responses will remain completely anonymous; none of youc answers can be linked to who you are. Responses will be xeported in gcoup form only. Your participation in this survey is very important - especially since your household is one of only a small number of households being surveyed. If you have any quesdons about the survey, please call Sarah DeSouza at 303-413-7205. Some addidonal background information about Valmont Ciry Pazk is provided below. Thank you for taking the ume to pxovide us with your thoughts! Sincexely yours, Jan eden, PRP, Dinctor, BnuklerParkr and Recreation Department BACKGROUND Fox sevecal yeazs, we have woTked with the communiry to prepaze a 10-year master plan fox pazks and recreation. Public input indicated that it was dme to revisit the concept plan for Valmont City Park. The original concept plan was completed in 1998. FTOm it, a mulupurpose field, greenway tcails, soft surface trails, a temporary dog park and an irrigarion pond wece built. Wl~ile the majority of the property is still undeveloped, it has become a much-used destination. Now it is time to think about the futuxe of the xest of the pazk. THREE OPTIONS TO CONSIDER Over the past sevetal months, a wide variery of recreation groups have been interviewed. We have been woxking with a cirizen advisory group to develop three different opdons for the pazk. All of the oprions include playgrounds, picnic and seating azeas, a dog pazk, and the e~cisting multipurpose playing field. The opdons differ in the types of othex recreational faciliries to be developed. With the limited amount of paxk land remaining, not all the recreauonal faciliry needs of the communiry can be fulfilled at Valmont Ciry Park. As you ieview each of the three opuons on the following pages, you'll see a vaziety of reczeation uses based on the extensive public input we have received. Uses at Valmont could include a mountain bike and BMX terrain park, an 18- hole disc golf course, baseball/softball fields, addirional mulripurpose fields, a tennis complex, an outdoor watex park, an outdoox amphitheater and/or a latge indoor recxeation facility. There axe seveial potenrial uses fox an indoor recrearion faciliry, induding a pufomvng arts centex that could be used for dance pxograms, volleybail and basketball courts, or pools. FINANCIAI. CONSTRAINTS There currendy is no ciry funding available to complete the build-out of the Valmont Ciry Pazk. In 1995, voters approved a 0.25 cent sales ta~c increase to provide funding to buy the land for the pack, but not to develop or provide ongoing maintenance for it. Due to a reduced level of funding, the Pazks and Recrearion Deparunent is currently operating pazks and faciliries at a level below desired standards and there aze still many recreation needs not being met. Completing Valmont Ciry Paxk will, howevec, meet some unmet needs and yout help in ctafring a communiry vision fox the pazk is gteady appreciated. The department intends to explore a vaziery of options for building the park - from phased development, to potential new funding including new sales ta~ces oc the creadon of a pasks and Tecrearion distsict, to partnering with private and non-profit oxganizations for development and opetarion of facilities. NEXT STEPS The results of this survey will be used to develop a drafr plan to pcesent to the Pazks and Recreation Advisory Board and Ciry Council for:eview and feedback in Novembex 2007. We anricipate ptesenting the plan to Ciry Council for approval in eazly 2008. Information will be available on the department's websire at www.Valmontplan.org. AGENDAITEM '~ LA,k[YSC~PEENfWiCEIAEM ~ E%19fIN6VEGftAl7dd ~' S~1PfALF PNt~dMG ,AGENDA ITEM # ~~ PAC~E ~ LEGEND 7` `~ ptjT(Xy.1RRECRfAT}O+J GAC~LIT~' s':'~, r+t,~macwrao . ~y rfcr:~ceu2ta . w~.. EYJSTPo1ti GREEriY?k•! TftAA .~u~u' A!lU4TkU52;CW7ElixlRSwLSFW~xaas ea+ne'Y a+wn-.7xN'oSnJ. ~ntl nmrvn0l -~~•~ btNCiLEtFUCKM~lIiNiA+NRIKP.7RAll w...» pf$}g('rTRNJi~QNI,YTRNI ~-"' ~....•. CpEE%SAimIX7CMES .. *~ LAND5CF.PEH~a+NKEM£Nt ~ ~ E%1571tiG V~6ETNTIUN (] $VRfACE PARKrcIG ,~'s ':`.; ':e`2 dn,J~"',~.s~.S'3yr'~ ~ LEGEND ~ ouroaoa iscrtewrwn ra:atm' ~~ PuYdiouHD ~ ~ PqCMC ~AFA ~ .,.. + E.RtST~NGGR4ENNWYTWVI. v.<.. MUF,TWSECORPt[%5~1fRUNaCtM~b.maa ~ munbY ~n9. Eu:~rcfe+A, m! wxunnp! ••^•~ 4fN('1i E7RAC%IAOUliTAlM~~t[iRA!t .~.:~+ p~[pESTRWf-0ifLYTRAdI ...~..,• f.pLfKSkNDDITG~~So ._ I 'uenrn~ttCil~~Pu~~e.1'r~rr~ry lz~er, 2007-OB-17) ~~ -- . _ _ ._ _ . . ~. , •- : ~ Indoor Recreation Facility (approximately 60.000 square feet) •. ~ X •~ . X •. . X Lighted Tennis Courts (Indoor/Outdoor) X 12 courts Lighted Youth Baseball/Softball Fields X 2 High School, 4 Little League X 2 High School Outdoor Performance Area Amphitheater 300 - 400 seating capacity Portabie Stage Covered Outdoor Ice Rink X Lighted Artificial Turt Field X Additional Multipurpose Fields X(1a acres) Children's Playgrounds X(i small, 1 large X(2 small) X(1 small, 1 large) DOg Park X(3.2 acres) X(3.0 acres) X(4.2 acres) Cyclo-Cross Course X Singletrack Mountain Bike Trail X(1 miie} X(1 miie~ Mountain Bike and BMX Terrain Park X(3.9 acres) X(1.5 acres> X(2.0 acres) 18-hole Disc Golf Course X(23.2 acres) X(22.5 acres} Outdoor Water Park X(7.5 acres) Neighborhood Commercial Center X 4.9 acres (with parking) X(2.4 acres (with parking) T-'alnfn~rt ~lt~~ Por;(; .~irn,r:~, jver. Z0~7-pX-17) AGENDA ITEM #~~ . PAGE D 1. The previous pages show three possible options for developing Valmont City Park. The chart indicates what facilities would be developed for each option. Knowing that the final plan will likely be a hybrid of the features in each, which of the three options do you believe best meets your or the community's needs? ^ Option 1 ^ Opaon 2 ^ Option 3 2. Please rate how important it is that each of the following be developed at Valmont Ciry Park or elsewhere in Boulder. Very Somewhat Not at all Don't Essendal Important Im~ortant Im~ortant Kno~v _ _ 2 3 4 ^ A fenced dog park exercise off-leash .. 9 2 3 4 ^ Items costing between $500.000 and $1.000.000 in capital construction costs: A co~-ered outdoor ice rink (suitable for ~vinter ice skatin~ and summer festivals) ........................................................................... 1 2 3 4 ^ An outdoor performance area (~uith amphitheater and seating capacity of ~00-400) .................................................................1 ~ 3 4 ^ A small lake suitable for swimming and boating An indoor/outdoor tennis complex suitable for tournament play (5 indoor and 7 outdoor courts) Any other facilities you would suggest? 1'ali~~or! C,rh' Pari.:.Ssr~rc; (rc1'. 20U--Ob'-1 il fields ............... 1 2 ~ 4 ^ " , 2 3 4 ^ 2 3 4 ^ .......1 2 3 4 ^ .......1 2 3 4 ^ , ....... 1 2 3 4 ^ ---r- and contours ........................................................................................... 1 2 3 4 ^ Items costing over $1.000.000 in capital construction costs: An indoor ac~uatic facility (with a 50 meter by 25 yard pool, separatr dive pool/warm-up pool and spectator seating) ....................... 1 Multi-purpose fields (suitab]e for tield sports such as soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, lacrc~sse, rugbj~, etc.) ................... 1 2 3 4 ^ An indoor performing arts center (witl-i dance rooms, a gallery for ~risual arts, and a stage unth seatina capacin* of 800-1,000) ........................................... 1 2 3 4 ^' ` 3. Facilides from the various opdons can be "mixed and matched"; howevet, thete ace essentially thcee large portions of land within the park site: the notth aide of the pazk (north of Valmont Road), the southwest part of the pazk (south of Valmont Road, west of Wonderland Creek) and the southeast part of the pazk (south of Valmont Road, east of Wonderland Creek). Some types of facilides can only be placed in one part of the park due to their size or to the nature of the tenain. Not all facilities listed will fit on the available land. For each portion of the patk mentioned in the questions below, please check which you would prefet. (Please refer to the maps on pages 2 and 3.) On the orth si~e of the park, which would you prefer to see developed? (Please check one opdon only.) ^ an 18 hole disc golf couxse OR ^ bike trails and facilides that indude a bike skills pazk, a BMX track, and a mountain bike trail system 4. On the southw~st portion of the park, which would you prefet to see developed: (Please check one opdon only.) ^ the e~cisting multi-purpose &eld, an additional lighted field, and a dog park OR ^ an 18 hole disc golf course 5. On the southeast portion of the park, which would you prefer to see developed: (Please check one option only.) ^ 6 lighted youth baseball/softball fields (4 for little league, 2 for legion or high school age) OR ^ 4 soccer/muldpurpose &elds (1 lighted and with artiScial tur~ OR ^ an outdoox water park 6. If it were determined to be appropriate to build indoor recreation facilities in Valmont City Park, the pazk could accommodate up to two such facilides. Which T~O of the following options would you most prefet to see developed in Valmont Ciry Park? (Please check up to 2 opdons only.) ^ an indooi/outdoor tennis complex suitable for toumament play (5 indoor and 7 outdoor courts) OR ^ an indoor performing arts center with seating capaciry of 800-1,000 (with dance iooms, a gallery for visual arts, and a stage) OR 0 an indoor basketball/volleyball center suitable for tournament play and communiry events (conflgured for 6 full-sized basketball or 12 volleyball courts and suitable for concerts, communiry/sporting events) OR ^ an indoor aquadc faciliry with a 50 meter by 25 yard pool, separate dive pool/wazm-up pool and spectator seating OR ^ an indoor ice arena (suitable for adult/youth hockey and general skatin~ OR ^ none of the above Valmomt Criy Park Snrzry (irr. 2007-0S-17) AGENDA ITEM #~, PqGE~ 7. Do you have any other comments or suggesdons about the future of Valmont City Park? ~V ~l~~~R.~i`~n ..~. . °u~~u~~~.*.. S.^' .'l~ SlJ ~+F Ff~i'fy j~ £f4 I` {~ . S .dd, :'.i /': FryJ Av'1 ~ ~M` 94441•i ~r. '~ . r. .. . .a.o f ,n,4k~.$.~5~.~.M~.:~,,,.'>~.$i .n... , h:.l.s,d:~:4x~/J"6.,,'~h S~?~m'.%2?Zka~'a~r'Pb,,,u._ _ ~y~es no 8. Do any children under age 5 15. Do you live within Boulder ciry limits? live in your household? .............................. ~ ~ ^ yes 9. Do any childten ages 5 to 12 ^ no live in your household? .............................. ^ ~ ^ not sure 10. Do any teenagers ages 13 to 17 live in your household? ............................. ~ ~ 16. How much do you anticipate your household's 11. Ace you or any othet members total income before taxes will be for 2007? of your household aged 65 or older? .............................................................. ^ ^ (Please include income fxom all sources for all persons living in your household.) 12. About how long have you lived in Boulder? (Recozd 0 if six months or less)..... y~a~ ^ less than $14,999 ^ $50,000 to $74,999 ^$15,000 ro$24,999 ^$75,000 to $99,999 ^$25,000 to $34,999 ^$100,000 to $149,999 13. Do you rent or own your residence? ~$35,000 to $49,999 ^$150,000 oz more ^ Rent ~ ~Wn 17. In which category is your age? ^ 18-24 years ^ 45-54 years 14. Please check the one box which most closely ^ 25-34 years ^ 55-64 years describes the rype of housing unit you live in. ^ 35-44 yeazs ^ 65 years or older ^ A detached single family home ^ An apaztment in an apamnent complex ^ An apaztment in a single family home ^ A condominium or town house ^ A mobile home 18. What is your gender? ^ Female ^ Male ^ Other, please specify TIIQ~~.~OM~ ' .~ :_ Y S. ,[ :_ Y F: R ~f'. . C ~.. F . , ~. .,.., ,. ..,`.F,,, , < we .,,...nn~f3Fl..'~m'l. P'~m... ,.~,....,,,. ro-.a!:,%s a.u, ./v^,.'/" ft`,.tr~,a`.a .'.l'.°.. .<., ~ x, , The ciry of Boulder gready appreciates your xesponses! Please ierum the survey in the enclosed business reply envelope to the independent organization analyzing the resu lts at: Narional Research Center, Inc. 3005 30th Street Bouldex, CO 80301 L"ulmont C:tv Park .Sun~e}• (rn'. 2007-08-77j AGENDA ITEM #~_ , PAGE~_