How can we inspire more youth to go outdoors more often?

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) announced last November that the City of Greeley would receive a $75,000 planning grant, aimed at providing local youth with greater opportunities to appreciate the outdoors. The goal? Develop an amazing plan that could help connect local youth to better opportunities for outdoor recreation. Simply put, the more community and youth involvement, the better the plan, the more funding to implement the plan. To date, the City of Greeley, Poudre Learning Center, Greeley/Evans School District 6, Colorado Youth Outdoors, the Poudre Heritage Alliance, the Weld County Department of Public Health, the Cache la Poudre Youth Task Force, and Design Workshop have worked together to collect surveys from residents with the intent of meeting with Focus Groups from Oct. 6-8 to begin putting the application process together. Anyone interested in attending a Focus Group, please call 970-350-9422. Once complete, the plan will be submitted to GOCO which will consider how much funding it will provide for implementation of the plan. Additional information regarding this process will be shared on this website as soon as it becomes available.

Aven’s Village in Island Grove Regional Park

Work on Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park is almost complete. If the weather cooperates and all goes well, the playground will open mid-October! In the meantime, the public is asked to stay out of the construction area for their safety.

Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park is named in honor of Aven Mondy, a local girl who has cerebral palsy.

City of Greeley Museums Long-Range Planning

The City of Greeley Museums is working on a long-range plan for its four sites and has begun hosting a series of meetings to collect resident input. Once input is gathered for each site, a team of staff members will work to create a plan that is sustainable for years to come.

The first meeting was held at and in regards to the White-Plumb Farm Learning Center on Thursday, July 21. The second meeting was held at and in regards to the Meeker Home Museum on Thursday, August 18.

The next meeting is scheduled for Centennial Village, 1475 A St., on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. After that, the final meeting will be held at the downtown Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The draft plan will be posted to this website when it becomes available for comment.

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