Petition for public track at Valmont City Park
City of Boulder officials are seeking expressions of interest for the re-development of vacant land at Valmont Park.
After 18 months updating the City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the city has embarked on its next major parks planning effort: updating the Valmont City Park Concept Plan.
The City of Boulder Park and Recreation Master Plan was adopted in February 2014, it suggests that the site on the south side of Valmont Road should have a mix of multi-use facilities. The city wants your comments and suggestions as they plan the next phase of the park’s development.
It has been suggested to include a running track that would be available to the public.
Running and walking are simple and inexpensive activities that bring together a broad community. As many people who live in Boulder know, we do not have an athletics track that is available for general public use at any given time of the day or day of the week, as all the tracks are owned either by BVSD or CU and they either have restrictions on use or they are closed for public use.
We would like to see the development of a track and cross country course for public use at Valmont City Park. Track and trail access close to the city center will provide a gathering place for individuals and groups who live and train in Boulder. This space could provide a place for a community youth track program, public track and cross country meets, even events that showcase and attract world-class athletes and spectators. It can also be a safe place where individuals and groups can meet and run together at any time. We support the development of running facilities for public use at Valmont Park.
You can sign the petition here.
Please join city staff and the project consultants, MIG, on Thursday May 1, 2014 to learn about the project and help update the 2008 concept plan.