Major decisions about parks and recreation facilities are being delayed until the completion of a master plan, but a recent purchase demonstrates that some deals are just too good to pass up.
The city was offered a used climbing wall for $7,000, which includes safety equipment, signage trailer and the climbing wall.
The City of Delta's parks department kicked off a months-long planning process to address future development of parks, trails and recreational opportunities last week with a community open house. The process of gathering community input, drafting a list of potential projects and devising a plan of action will take the rest of the year, said Kristina Kachur, one of the consultants with the firm Logan Simpson from Fort Collins, which has been hired to guide the city through the process.
Members of the Delta County Planning Commission met with the consultants hired to develop the county's recreational trails master plan on May 24.
Planning commission member Steve Schrock noted "there is the possibility of huge contentiousness" over private property rights as the county begins the process of developing a master plan for recreational trails.
As the deadline for commenting on the Bureau of Land Management's Draft Resource Management Plan approaches, a growing number of outdoor recreation enthusiasts are focused on support for special recreational status for Jumbo Mountain and other areas of prime recreational interest in the North Fork area.
First called Elephant's Back, Jumbo was re-named after the famous circus elephant after the release of the 1952 movie, "The Greatest Show on Earth."
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