Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District Presentation
During Wednesday night's meeting, the Executive Director of Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District (CVPRD), Dean Rummel, presented the Board with an update on their recent feasibility study and expansion plans. In 2019, the CVPRD launched a feasibility study and identified the following priorities based on community feedback: outdoor aquatic facility, 2nd recreation center, senior activity space, and outdoor courts. Due to COVID-19, the plans were paused in 2020. In 2021, CVPRD conducted another survey to see if the demand for expanded services and facilities was still there. They received very favorable survey results and believe that access to sports, fitness and recreation facilities is important to the community now more than ever.
As of now, the proposed expansion plans include the following:
A Second Rec Center
- Proposed location at Firestone's Central Park
- Full-service, encompassing over 30,000 square feet
A New Outdoor Water Park
Planned for Firestone's Central Park adjacent to the proposed second rec center
Large water park with several water slides, a splash pad, kiddie pool, leisure pool, and lap pool
CVPRD shared that the total cost of this project is estimated at just over $30 million, the majority of which is in capital construction costs. Over the summer, the CVPRD Board of Directors will consider its options to finance this proposed expansion plan by possibly asking the voters for a 2.7 mill increase. CVPRD paid off its previous debt in 2018, which means the mill levy went down by 2.785 mills at that time.
CVPRD will be at many upcoming events in Firestone this summer. The Firestone Board of Trustees encourages the public to ask questions and get informed about this project.
For more information, visit www.CVPRD.com/ExpansionPlans.