Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Park/Thunderbird Lake
Mohawk Dr and Pawnee Dr
Mar. 6, 2013 meetingJan. 16, 2013 meeting
Nov. 13, 2012 meeting
An exciting transformation is underway in your neighborhood.
The City of Boulder Parks and Planning, Horizons K-8 School, Growing Up Boulder, Biohabitats, as well as Keep it Clean Partnership and the City of Boulder Watershed Outreach Program, CU students and staff, and the Frasier Meadows community are collaborating on a re-visioning of Burke Park and the adjacent Horizon's playground.
Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Park renovation project
Impacts: The park will be open with temporary area closures. Detours will be marked.
Dates: Mid-March through late spring, 2013 (dependent on weather and contractor scheduling)
Please Note: All park construction and restoration project dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, contractor schedules and material delivery. Therefore, dates are tentative. Updates and progress reports will be posted on this website as available.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Burke Park/Horizons K-8 School and Park Neighborhood Meeting was held on March 6 at Horizons K-8 School.
Park staff presented the final concept plan for future development of the joint park/school outdoor learning center designed to be the focal point for your neighborhood and serve all age groups. The detailed playground plans will be used for future fundraising including a grant application of up to $100,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado.
CU students presented their final design to the community for construction in the spring of 2013. They are hoping to build an outdoor classroom and install the first trees for the future children's forest by the beginning of May.
Thunderbird Lake Background
The lake at Burke Park has undergone significant changes since the drought of 2002. These changes have caused concerns for some area neighbors. Both Parks and Recreation and Public Works staffs are aware of and addressing these concerns.
A neighborhood meeting was held in September 2007 to discuss the issues regarding the lake. Neighbors and city staff exchanged information about the changes in the lake and discussed options for managing it. After that meeting, Biohabitats, Inc. was retained by the city to assess the hydrologic, environmental, social, fiscal and aesthetic issues surrounding the lake and to develop several options for its management.
Biohabitats, Inc. completed the initial assessment and presented its findings at a second neighborhood meeting in February 2008 and to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) after the neighborhood meeting. It was determined that more information was necessary to make a decision on the best option to manage the lake in a sustainable manner.
Biohabitats, Inc. is collecting more data and the findings will be presented at a future PRAB meeting. Then the PRAB is expected to make their management recommendation to City Council. City park staff will send out additional information to area neighbors regarding the meetings using the email listserv, the Web site and other communication methods. Use the links above for more detailed information.
Again, we appreciate your care and comments regarding this cherished city asset.
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Last Updated on Friday, 05 April 2013 11:57