The Parks, Trails & Open Space Committee was formed in 2011 to develop and recommend a vision, goals and objectives of an action plan for the Town's parks, trails, facilities, and open spaces as an element of the Town of Ridgway Comprehensive Plan. The Parks, Trails, Facilities and Open Spaces Plan Element was finalized in 2012. The purpose of the Plan as an element of the Town Comprehensive Plan is to "guide the development of a system of interconnected parks, trails and open spaces. This plan will identify diverse beneficial uses and gathering places for the community, with consideration for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of environmentally sensitive and historically significant areas. In addition, the plan will promote quality of life and economic development values."
The Committee continues to meet to develop priorities and help guide plan implementation. Committee members are: Doug Canright, Sara Ballantyne, Rick Weaver, Jen Coates, Jennifer Mandaville, Jared Coburn, Stephanie Wallin, and Eric Johnson.
The public is encouraged and welcome to participate in each meeting. All public meetings are posted and advertised. Parks and Open Space meeting resources, meeting notes, and plan related information will be available throughout the process at www.town.ridgway.co.us .