Craig Parks & Recreation Department Kicks Off Future Vision for the Park, Recreation, Open Space And Trails System.
The City of Craig has initiated a planning process to update the existing Parks, Recreation, Open Space & Trails Master Plan that was completed in 2002. Craig’s parks and recreation system is critical to residents’ quality of life, economic development, and environmental and social health. The developed parks system and neighborhood parks allow residents daily access to the outdoors and promote neighborly interactions. Additionally, the community’s outdoor lifestyle positions the city to attract high quality employers and tourism revenue that sustains local businesses.
Residents of Craig & Moffat County are invited to participate in the first public meeting being held for the Master Plan where they can learn about the planning process, existing facility inventory, and trends affecting outdoor recreation. The meeting will start with a brief presentation then the public can provide input on what they enjoy most about the parks and recreation system, what needs to be changed or improved at existing facilities, and what could be added. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.
The Master Plan will identify a long-range vision with specific goals and priorities for an integrated network of parks, community facilities, bikeways, open spaces, and recreational corridors for the future. The city will be working with agency partners and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board throughout the process. Feel free to voice your opinion to Advisory Board Members at any time during the planning project. Over the next few months the team will evaluate opportunities enhancing existing and future facilities; analyze construction, operation, and maintenance funding; and identify priorities and actions through an implementation plan based in reality. Public input is a critical part of this planning process. Multiple opportunities, including online surveys, will be available throughout the process to weigh in on community-wide needs, goals and recommendations.