Silverthorne study of play is positive |

Silverthorne study of play is positive

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Summit County, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE ” An initial meeting as part of a $40,000 study of play revealed general public satisfaction over recreation services already provided by the town.

“We were very pleased that many folks thought our services were very good,” said Joanne Breigenzer, interim recreation and culture director for the Town of Silverthorne. “They wanted to see what we do expand, not change. It’s a good problem to have.”

About 30 people attended last week’s community meeting about the future of recreation in Silverthorne. Its point was to give people an opportunity to voice their input on strengths and weaknesses of the current town program. It was led by consultants from GreenPlay LLC, the Broomfield company hired by Silverthorne to create goals and priorities for the recreation program.

Meeting attendees suggested recreation ideas such as competitive swimming, more open time set aside for kids to use the recreation-center gym and finding better ways to engage the Latino community.

“All of the feedback is going to be added to information gotten from focus groups and letters,” Breigenzer said. “(The results of the meeting will) help shape a survey that’s going out in the next few weeks.”

The survey will be sent to all Silverthorne households in mid-February, Breigenzer said. The survey will also be sent to a group of about 1,000 Summit County recreation pass holders in Silverthorne.

Breigenzer stressed the importance of locals keeping an eye out for the survey and filling it out.

The survey’s final product with be a strategic plan identifying the community’s recreation desires in coming years.

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