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 recieve 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. Once submitted to the state, the proposal will be considered and additional funds could be awarded to the City of Greeley.
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.
According to GOCO, American kids spend an average of only four to seven minutes each day in outdoor unstructured play.
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 summer meetings to collect resident input regarding its long-range plan. A team of staff members is currently working to create a plan for the museum system that is sustainable for years to come. Once created, the draft plan will be posted to this website when it becomes available for additional public comment. Then, after a short period of collecting more public comment, the draft plan will be revised and submitted to City Council for review.