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Dillon Town Park rezoning up for discussion tonight

Kathryn Turner
Summit Daily News
Special to the Daily A map shows the area of the Town Park the town of Dillon is thinking of rezoning.

The Town of Dillon’s Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing tonight concerning the proposed rezoning of part of Town Park.

The town is requesting the baseball field, and additional space that includes two tennis courts – or lot 10A, block M of the park – be rezoned from parks and open space to public facilities, in order to use the area for public gatherings like the Friday Farmer’s Market.

Currently, the farmer’s market and other events, like the Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit, inconvenience business owners in the town by shutting down roads and leaving little parking space, town manager Joe Wray said at a May work session.

If the rezoning goes through, Dillon will go for a grant to put together a master plan for the park, which would include a plan for what it could be used for, community surveys, and what the need and purpose of the park is. A master plan for the parcel wouldn’t be done before spring.

If the area is identified as a good spot for events, the ball park would be relocated and improved, Wray said previously.

Some residents have pushed back against the idea at recent Dillon Town Council meetings.

“I’m concerned about doing that,” resident Don Angell told council. “The park as it is serves the people of Dillon to a major degree.”

The park, located next to Dillon Town Hall along the north side of Buffalo Street between Lake Dillon Drive and LaBonte Streets, has four public tennis courts, a playground, bocce ball courts, a little league ball field, picnic shelter with grills, restrooms, a volleyball court and walking trails.

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