Apex Park and Recreation District is hosting a series of public meetings to gather public input on elements of the district’s community recreation master plan. Also on the table for discussion is a possible strategy to finance these projects by extending the district’s current $25 million revenue bond, approved by voters in 1998 to finance the Apex Center and several other projects. The bond is set to expire in 2017. If voters chose to extend it, the action would not incur any new taxes.
The first of three meetings is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 29 at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Avenue, Arvada, CO.
The 2nd on Thursday, February 26 – Apex Field House (5720 Oak St.), 6:30 pm
The 3rd on Thursday, March 26 – Community Recreation Center (6842 Wadsworth Blvd), 6:30 pm
These meetings are an important step in an extensive information-gathering process that began several years ago. Vision 2020, a volunteer citizen panel, studied the district’s facilities and current community recreation needs, and in 2012, recommended new priorities for improving current facilities and building others. In 2013, more community outreach took place when Greenplay, LLC, an independent organization specializing in parks and recreation planning, compiled community feedback using a number of methods, including a survey, to determine the public’s community recreation needs and preferences. At the three public meetings, citizens are invited to learn about and comment on the master plan elements and finance strategy, and discuss their own priorities for quality, affordable and accessible community recreation. Citizen input is a vital component of quality community recreation throughout the planning process – please bring all your ideas and feedback! There will be ample time for discussion and individual input.
If the January 29 date doesn’t fit your schedule, the next two meetings are 6:30 pm Thursday, February 26 at the Apex Field House, 5724 Oak Street, Arvada, CO, and 6:30 pm Thursday, March 26 at the Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, CO. For more information on the master plan, or the information gathering process up to this point, contact Luann Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-403-2518.