Frisco moves on peninsula plans
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Summit County, CO Colorado
FRISCO ” The Frisco peninsula could change as soon as this summer, as the town council looked toward implementing a plan for the area during this week’s work session.
Forest health work tops the list of projects, with some tree-planting and lodgepole regeneration, noxious weed control and controlled burning all aimed at helping the forest recover from the pine beetle infestation.
Some Nordic trails may also be re-routed this summer, and the town will also determine whether any changes to the disc golf course are needed based on changes to the forest. Forest Service logging projects are scheduled in the area from March to October.
An expansion of the skate park, with possible addition of a bowl and some covered areas, is also planned. A request for proposals for the project will be issued in the spring, with construction slated for August and September.
Council members also discussed improvements to the popular Lakeshore Trail, around the perimeter of the peninsula. Staff explained that work on the trail is on hold until the U.S. Forest Service finalizes a travel management plan. For now, the Lakeshore Trail is considered an unauthorized trail by the agency.
More long-term, the town council was asked by staff to start thinking about the potential for adding a tubing hill. The new snow play area could potentially be operated by the town as revenue-generating facility, town manager Michael Penny said. The other option is for the existing concessionaire to operate the tubing hill.
The town also hopes to solidify plans for an ice rink on the peninsula. Public input will be part of the process, Penny said.
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