The public was invited to help shape the future design of Coleman Community Park

Community forum scheduled for May 21 at the park’s grounds in eastern Colorado Springs

The public is invited to provide ideas and input for the design and development of Coleman Community Park at a community forum on May 21st. Coleman is a 70-acre, mostly vacant parkland on the east side of Colorado Springs, near the intersection of Tutt Boulevard and Barnes Road. This is the first in a series of at least three planned community forums that will help inform parks master planA plan for the development of a portion of the city, including proposed land uses, a general transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding properties..

The master plan will have three focus areas: the creation of an active sports center, the integration of Sand Creek and nature, and the facilities of a community park. The park is expected to be comparable to Memorial or John Venezia Community Parks with sports fields and a playground.

β€œOn May 21, we’re celebrating Kids to Parks Day in Colorado Springs, which makes it the perfect time for residents and families to get outside, experience the great outdoors at the site of the future Coleman Community Park, and share your ideas with us what amenities, facilities, programs and improvements they envision for their park,” said Karen Palus, Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services.

What Community forum for the public to provide input and ideas for the design and development of Coleman Community Park. The event includes creek tours at 1:10 p.m. and 2:10 p.m. (45-minute walk); Learning Opportunities to highlight project goals, site opportunities and constraints; public input stations; free meal vouchers; and a poll option

When Saturday May 21; 1pm-3pm

From where Coleman Community Park, adjacent to UCHealth Park, home of the Rocky Mountain vibes, and Martin “Ed” Ragain Field, the Switchbacks’ former training field; Parking is available in the east side car park (entrance from Barnes Road and Charlotte Parkway).

Visit ColoradoSprings.gov/ColemanPark for more information and to sign up for project updates.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City of Colorado Springs will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance and/or service to attend an upcoming meeting, please make your request as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled meeting. Citizens can submit housing requests by e-mail vanessa.zink@coloradosprings.gov or call the communications office 719-385-5447. Dial 711 or 800-659-3656 for Relay Colorado.

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