Dillon looks at Marina Park design
February 9, 2008
DILLON – The Town of Dillon continued its long-range plans for a general waterfront facelift at Monday’s Town Council work session, when staff presented a draft plan for the town’s Marina Park property.
The preliminary design, developed by the same consultants who have been working on the more ambitious plan for Dillon’s marina, encompasses the area along the lake stretching from the east side of the dam to the west edge of the marina complex.
The town has earmarked more than $300,000 for upgrades to the park, and the funds ” a portion of a 2006 capital improvement loan ” must be spent before next spring. Construction already approved for the upcoming building season includes a new pavilion, several picnic structures and two or three new playgrounds.
Development of a comprehensive plan for the park will allow this year’s projects to fit in with the town’s long-range goals, town manager Devin Granbery said. The document is meant to provide guidance and help the town avoid problems in the long run.
“Pick the pieces you really like and put them in the right place, and then we don’t have to move them later,” Dillon public works director Eric Holgerson told the council.
According to Granbery, the town will continue to fine-tune the design, and implement improvements based on both budget constraints and town council guidance.
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– Expanded plaza space around the new pavilion with seat steps viewing Lake Dillon
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