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November 8, 2018

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Open House scheduled for Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection

Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space, the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and Colorado Parks & Wildlife will host an open house to present the findings of the feasibility study and the preliminary recommendations of the partner agencies for a preferred trail alignment between Walker Ranch Open Space and Eldorado Canyon State Park.

What: Eldorado Canyon to Walker Ranch Connection
Open House
When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
presentation at 6 p.m.
Where: City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks,
2520 55th St., Boulder

Laptops will be available for members of the public to submit comments on site at the open house, or they can be submitted via the online form beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 9. The feasibility study and supporting materials will be posted on the project web page in advance of the open house.

The primary objectives of the Eldorado-Walker connection are:

  • Improve access to the Walker Ranch Loop trail.
  • Expand the range of trail-based recreation opportunities.
  • Reasonably accommodate bicycles while maintaining the currently allowed activities of hiking, running, and horseback riding.

Support for a feasibility study to evaluate a multi-use trail that includes bicyclists is identified in Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, the Boulder County Walker Ranch Management Plan and the City of Boulder Visitor Master Plan, and Eldorado Mountain/Doudy Draw and West Trail Study Area (TSA) plans. The connection also is identified as one of “the Colorado 16” (16 in 2016) priority trails in the 2016-2026 Colorado State Trails Plan and Department of Natural Resources Colorado the Beautiful program.

For more information about the project and to sign up for regular email updates, please visit www.bouldercounty.org/eldo-walker-connection or contact Marni Ratzel, Boulder County Parks & Open Space Resource Planner, at mratzel@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6271.

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