Open house in Snowmass Tuesday to discuss connectivity, trails and recreation |

Open house in Snowmass Tuesday to discuss connectivity, trails and recreation

Staff report

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center recently celebrated its ninth birthday, yet the department that oversees the facility, programming, parks and trails for the town has never had a long-term master plan, according to a statement. Likewise, the town has lacked a master plan for transportation and community connectivity. That is expected to change this week as town officials begin working on master plans for each.

An open house is scheduled tonight at the Snowmass Recreation Center to kick off processes for both master plans, known as the Community Connectivity Plan and Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation plan. At the conclusion of this project, town officials hope to not only have their first-ever parks and recreation master plan but also a prioritized list of transportation and recreation projects for the future.

The Town Council will provide input and approve the master plans in summer 2016. Town officials will then look to begin working on the projects and initiatives identified in the master plans.

The open house tonight will be one way for the public to learn more and engage with the project, but it will not be the public’s only opportunity. This will be among several other meetings, interviews, workshops and intercept surveys that are planned to take place through the spring.

Anyone who is interested in the project can learn more and get involved by visiting

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