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7 - Matters from the Department i TO: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board ~/~j~'~ FROM: Tracy Winfree, Interim Director of Parks and Recreation Sarah DeSouza, Policy and Information Services Manager Felix Gallo, Acting Parks and Planning Superintendent Alice Guthrie, Acting Recreation Superintendent SUBJECT: Matters from the Department DATE: February 18, 2009 Boulder Reservoir Master Plan Update A master plan for the Boulder Reservoir and associated park properties (Tom Watson, Coot Lake) will establish a management strategy for the site that will guide future investment strategies. 'the plan will be developed through an interdepartmental staff team in order to coordinate city-wide goals, issues, management plans, and operations. The plan also will integrate the principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability and will include but not be limited to recommendations about recreational uses, financial management, operations, access and transportation connections, event management, hazdscapes and turf management and wildlife habitat management, water quality protection, and water conservation. The project team will be led by Bev Johnson, environmental planner, Planning and Development Services; and include staff from Parks and Recreation, Public Works/Utilities, Open Space and Mountain Parks, Police and Fire departments. Initial scoping will occur in the first quarter of 2009 with city staff, with the project kick-off in May, 2009. The master plan is anticipated to be completed by the second quarter of 2010. The project is divided into the phases listed below: Phase I: Goals, Data Collection and Issue Identification Phase II: Draft Management Alternatives and Policies Phase III: ~ Final Master Plan A public process will be conducted to gather community input regazding future operations and uses of the reservoir. The department will coordinate all planning and resultant operational changes with the Transportation, Utilities, Facilities and Asset Management, Fire, Planning, Police, and Upen Space and Mountain Parks departments. Appropriate boards will be also involved including the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Open Space Board of Trustees, and the Water Res+burces Advisory Board. Park East Play~round Renovation Update The public review process for Park Fast playground renovation is complete and construction documents are underway. Construction is expected to start in the first quarter of 2009 and be completed in approximately three months. The construction cost estimate for the project is $360,000. The design is based on community input gathered at public meetings in September and October 2008. Out of this process, a `Preferred Concept Plan' was developed that calls for a small shade shelter with room for two picnic tables, wider sidewalks, a 3/4 size basketball court, benches, a north side berm to reduce road noise, and landscaping. The plan also features two play bays. The north play bay contains a play structure with slides, a climbing boulder and play spaces under the decks. The east play bay includes 10' belt swings, bucket swings, an accessible swing, and a play house and frog sculpture for tots. The `Preferred Concept Plan' was then posted on the department web page, and people who attended the meetings were contacted to provide additional input. Based on this input, an overhead ladder will be added to the north play bay structure and a turtle spring toy will be added to the east play bay tot area. As a part of the project, a large willow tree (located adjacent to the playground) will be pruned for safety and to improve the health and structure of the tree. For more information please see the following plans (attached): Attachments: A. `Preferred Concept Plan' B. `Neighborhood Context Plan' C. `Perspectives' Upgrading playgrounds is a goal of the city of Boulder Parks and Recreation's current Master Plan, adopted in December 2006. The project replaces the existing playground, park shelter and basketball court. The improvements conform to current playground safety and accessibility standards. A number of sustainable design and construction practices will be utilized, including water efficient landscaping, a solar powered light in the park shelter, waste reduction and recycling during construction; and a recycle container for park users. 2 i Attachment A as . - - _ ~M I WlLLMAN CANAL rATH _ I _ rf. 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