RRC master plan to Parks Board Jan. 10

       The draft plan for the new Red Rock Canyon Open Space master plan will go before the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for adoption Thursday, Jan. 10.
       The meeting, starting at 7:30 a.m., will be at the Park Headquarters Building, 1401 Recreation Way. Public comment is welcome.
       According to Chris Lieber, a City Parks planner, the plan's language has not changed substantially as a result of public input to the draft plan that the city released in mid-October.
       He described any rewriting as mostly fixing typos and making “clarification changes.”
       One change regards a proposal to permanently fill, with help from private funds, a man-made pond near the pavilion. The plan's wording intent now is to recommend that this project occur, Lieber said. However, he noted, the final decision on that will be made by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.
       Another change is the language to make it clear that the plan recommends pursuing a conservation easement for the White Acres property, Lieber said.
       The draft plan was given a favorable recommendation in December by the city's working committee for Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS).

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