December 2019 - Update from Friends of Boulder Park
The City Parks and Recreation Department has posted updates from our November 13 open house on their Boulder Park website. You can review those here: https://coloradosprings.gov/boulderpark (click on the Public Process tab). We had been told prior to the Tabor fund retention ballot initiative that only the tennis courts would be replaced if it passed. We were thrilled to learn at the meeting that the bids are coming in low enough that the basketball court will be replaced, too. We did not receive an actual master plan draft; instead please see the PowerPoint presentation on the website for the information we received at the meeting. For those who attended and made comments, those are in the "Meeting Notes" Reading it over, I felt that a few of these might be unclear. If you made the comment and think it needs to be clarified, you can click on the "Contact Information" tab on their website to email Connie. Thank you to those who attended, we hope to see you and many more at the final open house, hopefully in January 2020. - Cathe Bailie Co-Chair, Friends of Boulder Park
October 2019 - Update from Friends of Boulder Park
Public Meeting #2 Draft Master Plan Discussion
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 *DATE CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019
LOCATION: Columbia Elementary School, 835 E St. Vrain Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (Gymnasium)
TIME: 6 – 7:30 pm
Connie Perry, the landscape architect from the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department, will present the draft of the master plan.
Please come and give your feedback for improvements to Boulder Park.
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You have probably received your ballot for the November elections. If Issue 2B passes, Boulder Park will receive about $200k000 for park improvements. The Friends of Boulder Park Board and Officers urge you to vote yes! More information about the 2B ballot issue is in the attached PDF document prepared by the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
September 2019 - Updates from Friends of Boulder Park
Just an update to let everyone know that the second public open house for the Boulder Park Master Plan has been delayed. We are continuing to communicate with the Parks and Recreation department to set a firm date, and will be back in touch when we know more. Thanks for your patience, and for remaining committed to improving Boulder Park.
August 2019 - Updates from Friends of Boulder Park
The Parks and Recreation department’s second public open house for the new Boulder Park Master Plan will not take place in August as we had hoped. We’ll let you know as soon as the date is finalized… we have asked for it to take place on September 18 or 25, and are waiting to hear back.
Friends of Boulder Park Statement of Support for TABOR Excess Revenue Initiative
The Colorado Springs City Council has voted to refer an initiative to the November 2019 ballot that would allow the City of Colorado Springs to retain excess TABOR funds from the 2018 fiscal year of up to 7 million dollars. These funds would be used exclusively to improve trails and parks throughout the community.
Approximately $200,000 of this would be committed to replace sport courts in Boulder Park.
If the initiative does not pass, each household in Colorado Springs would receive a one-time credit of an estimated $32 on their utility bill.
The Friends of Boulder Park advisory board supports the passage of the TABOR Excess Revenue initiative, and encourages all Colorado Springs voters to do the same.
Click on the PDF to read The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department’s full proposal for the excess TABOR fund retention.