Background

19 Years of Envisioning Central Park

Since purchasing the 252 acres at Central Park in 2005, the Town of Firestone has considered a wide mix of uses and multiple conceptual plans have been developed, considered, and revised - including the Central Park Master Plan approved in 2021. Although these efforts helped gain a better understanding of the site, many did not include costs or potential funding sources to bring the plans to life.

In 2023 Firestone residents were invited to complete a community survey that included several questions about Central Park. The results have helped inform our next steps as we continue to collaboratively work with residents to create a vision for developing Central Park that we can all be proud of.

In January we hired a team of outside experts to create a process for the community, Town leadership, and potential partners to work together on an actionable plan to bring Central Park to life. Here on this site we invite residents to share ideas and potential scenarios based upon what is economically feasible so that we can co-create an inspiring and realistic vision for this core piece of our community.

Firestone Central Park Engagement Summary

Over the past few months, we've actively engaged with the residents of Firestone through this website and a well-attended open house in March.

The Board of Trustees will be working with the community development team over the next couple of months to determine how best to deliver the amenities prioritized by the community.

Engagement and education around this topic have included social media, events, and more. Here are the highlights:

  • Open house with over 50 participants
  • Social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Nextdoor
  • Postcards mailed to over 6,300 residents
  • 20-yard signs placed around down
  • Six email and text message notifications to residents
  • Promoted at two School's OUT-Standing events
  • Attended Carbon Valley Resource Fair

Over 1,300 residents participated in the engagement activities on the website to provide input on each area (see map above). Here is a summary of results:

  • In the Gateway area, the top three choices are (1) outdoor waterpark ,(2) food trucks, and (3) indoor waterpark.
  • In the Community + Civic area, the top three choices are (1) central plaza, (2) amphitheater, and (3) recreation center.
  • In the Active Outdoor area, the top three choices are (1) sledding hill, (2) free play area, and (3) playground.
  • In the Sports Complex area, the top three choices are (1) recreation center, (2) outdoor sports field with concessions, and (3) indoor sports field center.
  • In the Naturalized area, the top three choices are (1) wildlife habitat (birds and flowers), tree orchards (2), and (3) open space.


Actionable Plan

The Right Balance of Open Space, Community Activation and Revenue Generation

We are asking for the community to take this into account when providing feedback so we can determine which types of uses create both the necessary revenue to pay for amenities such as a park, sports fields, or more dining options and are supportive of the community and the local economy. In the meantime we will begin with plans for engineering the roads, water, power and other infrastructure to meet the needs of a final actionable plan.

Here are a few of the ideas often mentioned:

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