Dillon Town Park master plan unveiled
Representatives of Ceres + Landscape Architecture presented during Tuesday’s Dillon Town Council meeting its master plan for improvements to Dillon Town Park.
The plan encompasses the most popular themes from two of the three concept drawings presented last month to the public, said Dillon town manager Joe Wray.
“They delivered a great presentation,” Wray said Wednesday. “We’re really pleased and we think this is representative of what the people truly want out their town park.”
Among the notable features highlighted in the plan is the construction of an 1,800 square-foot pavilion, a multi-purpose athletic field featuring a baseball diamond with an AstroTurf infield, dedicated space separate from the park’s existing tennis courts for the development of four 30-foot by 60-foot pickleball courts and strategically placed shade structures, as well as improved park gateways and signage.
“We are truly inspired by the great community involvement and support in the master planning effort for the town park,” said Stephanie McClurg, a landscape designer with Ceres +, in an email.
A resolution to approve the plan will be presented during the Aug. 20 town council meeting, Wray said. The resolution also will feature language to partner with Zehren and Associates to draft a design of the plans.
The design is estimated to cost $75,000, Wray said. Once the resolution is approved, he said town officials and representatives from Zehren and Associates plan to partner on a grant application through Great Outdoors Colorado to fund the design phase of the project. The local match would be 25 percent, Wray said.
“Everyone involved has done a great job thus far,” Wray said. “The project has been well-received and we look forward to taking the next steps with Zehren to apply for funding through GOCO.”
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