How can we inspire more youth to go outdoors more often?
In late 2015, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced that the City of Greeley would receive a $75,000 planning grant. The grant provided funds for the development of a proposal aimed at providing local children greater opportunities to interact with and appreciate the great outdoors. To this end, the City of Greeley Parks Division partnered with the Poudre Learning Center, Greeley/Evans School District 6, Colorado Youth Outdoors, the Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Weld County Department of Public Health to form the Cache la Poudre Youth Inspire Coalition. The Coalition held several planning meetings throughout the area and have summarized their findings. The next step is for the coalition to submit their plan to GOCO. The amount awarded for implementation is expected to be announced around the summer of 2017.
Aven’s Village in Island Grove Regional Park
Greeley’s newest and first all-inclusive playground is now officially open to the public! Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park is located at 501 N. 14th Ave., and features zip lines, climbing ropes, slides, musical areas, a sand play station and much more!
Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park is named in honor of Aven Mondy, a young Greeley resident. For project history and details, visit avensvillage.com.
City of Greeley Museums Long-Range Planning
The City of Greeley Museums held a series of meetings in 2016 to collect resident input on its long-range plan. Historical site data, public and staff comments, and current site conditions were considered while compiling the draft plan. The draft then had a thirty-day public review period to solicit additional feedback from the community, which ended on March 27, 2017. The plan will be presented to City Council before it is finalized. For details, email Dan.Perry@GreeleyGov.com.