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In 2019, Mountain Recreation surveyed the Edwards Area through an online community survey. The District wanted to understand how to best meet community needs through amenity improvements at the Edwards Field House. Those survey results were used to develop plans for renovation, included in its capital improvement project All Access Rec.

Four years later, post-COVID, and with All Access Rec falling short of voter approval, the District now finds itself with a different opportunity: to fulfill a handful of those amenity needs expressed by the community in 2019.

How is this possible? This is NOT a tax increase. Rather, with increased property assessments expected in 2024, the District is looking to earmark funds towards potential renovations in Edwards – all within the current mill levy set in place since 2002. While the final dollar amount is yet to become official, capital plans need to be significantly reduced in both scope and scale to fit within the available funds.


2023 Edwards Community Survey


The District will be engaging residents to ask if the current amenities meet their recreation needs, ask if the 2019 Community Survey results still resonate in 2023, and see how residents would invest the available funds within the current mill levy: by ranking the top three amenities they need to recreate at the Field House.

District staff plan to gather community feedback in two stages throughout January and February. First, by prioritizing surveying and listening to residents in person. Then, through an online survey to see that everyone gets a chance to participate.

  • In-Person Community Check-Ins (January 17-27)
  • Online Community Survey (January 30-February 10)
    • The survey will be published on January 30 on this page.

Can’t make it to an in-person community check in? Please feel free to reach out to Janet Bartnik, Executive Director at JBartnik@MountainRec.org.

In-Person Community Check-Ins
DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, January 175pm-7pmSingletree Clubhouse
Saturday, January 215pm-7pmEdwards Field House
Wednesday, January 255pm-7pmEagle River Village Clubhouse
Thursday, January 265pm-7pmEdwards Field House
Friday, January 2710am-12pmEdwards Field House
  • 2019 Community Survey

    On May 3, 2019 we launched a public survey to gain initial comments from the public. This survey collected 475 responses and closed on May 31, 2019.

    REVIEW 2019 RESULTS


    Staff then worked with user groups and consultants to gather feedback and continue to refine the concept plan. The concept plan was shared with the public on February 10, 2020 and the comment period closed March 2, 2020. Our staff and board reviewed the feedback to see what adjustments, if any, should be made to the draft concept plan. View the draft concept plan below that was shared with community on February 10, 2020.

    VIEW CONCEPT PLAN

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