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HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS:
Arctic Placer Park Undergoing Renovation
Construction has started and “Park Closed" signs will be posted through September at Arctic Placer Park as the facility receives a much needed face-lift!
In the summer of 2015, Staff and the SPORT Committee worked with local residents to develop a community supported master plan for the refurbishment of Arctic Placer Park. Plan recommendations for Arctic Placer included bringing the site into ADA compliance, replacing the playground equipment to meet current standards, and allowing minimal parking in the cul-de-sac during daylight hours. The first neighborhood meeting was held at the park with approximately 50 local residents in attendance. Additional opportunities for public feedback included information booths at Family Fun Night and the Community Picnic, a community meeting at the Rec Center, and a dedicated website. This plan was adopted by Planning Commission and Town Council in September of 2015.
The final design of the play area was developed in conjunction with fourth grade students from Silverthorne Elementary School. They participated in a design charrette to generate conceptual ideas for the playground. Their ideas were shared with the playground manufacturers who created plans that would fit within the budget. The final design concepts were then shared with the students who had the opportunity to vote on their favorite design on April 21, 2016. The public was also invited to learn more about the improvements and vote on their favorite design at an open house held that same day. Several of the students brought their parents to the open house to share the project with them.