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To the Residents and Patrons of Foothills Park & Recreation District The Foothills Board of Directors is excited and proud to announce the approval of the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Vision 2030 Master Plan. The Vision 2030 Plan is a compilation of hard work by the Board, District staff, and most importantly, members of our great community. The vision unveiled in this document, and the identified park, recreation trail and golf improvements will serve as a guide for the District through the year 2030, and outlines the opportunities and potential this community has to continue to strive towards enhanced quality of life and a greater vision of parks and recreation. The District’s Mission is Creating Community, Enhancing Health and Inspiring Play, and the elements described in this document help improve the opportunities to continue to perpetuate the mission of the District. Thank you to all who were a part of the development of this plan. The processes utilized to obtain information, ideas and a greater vision for the District included a comprehensive survey and a Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis with District Stakeholders, as well as, internal staff meetings and extensive analysis of data. The Board of Directors looks forward to continuing to work with the community to implement the many aspects of Vision 2030 and continue to enhance our Foothills Park & Recreation community.

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Lori J. Bosanko, Chair

__________________________________________ Peggy Louise Farrar, 1st Vice Chair

__________________________________________ Kyle Butman, 2nd Vice Chair

__________________________________________ Tim W. James, Secretary

__________________________________________ William Meyer, Treasurer

June 26, 2018 Date


About Us

Founded in 1959, Foothills Park & Recreation District is a special district established by Colorado statute. The District encompasses about 24.2 square miles within Unincorporated Jefferson County and serves a population of approximately 93,000 residents (tax-payers). Foothills is governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors who represent five wards within the District and serve fouryear terms with elections held every two years in May. A workforce of 900 employees serve in full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, with help from volunteers and interns. Recreational and cultural opportunities at Foothills Park & Recreation District encompass the management of 2400 acres, including the Ridge Recreation Center and Pools, Peak Community & Wellness Center, Lilley Gulch Recreation Center and Pool, Edge Ice Arena, Foothills Fieldhouse, Foothills Sports Arena, Foothills and Meadows Golf Courses, four outdoor pools, cultural and community events, and thousands of classes and programs for all ages. Also included are 68 park sites, including 4 regional parks, 42 neighborhood parks, 21 greenbelts, and 6 regional trail corridors, totaling 31 miles.

Vision 2030

Master plans serve as road maps for planning and continual evaluation of parks, trails, facilities, golf courses and program offerings. While serving a growing and active community of over 90,000 individuals, the Vision 2030 plan will assist the District with identifying those opportunities that will best serve our constituents. The plan identifies the existing conditions of parks, facilities and programs, Community Gaps and Needs, and the Vision as identified through public processes, meetings (Appendix A), and a comprehensive survey (Appendix B). The recommendations in this document shall serve as a guide for future years, but will likely be modified and must remain flexible over time in response to fiscal constraints, changing priorities, political influences, and demographic influences. However, the solid recommendations would clearly enhance quality of life opportunities for the residents and patrons of the District if fully implemented and should serve as attainable goals for this community to strive for.


Table of Contents Parks

Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Park Development & Management. . . . . . . . . 7 Neighborhood Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Community Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Regional Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 12 Greenbelts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Trails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Water Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Future Park Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Parks & Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Special Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Land Acquisition/Surplus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Facilities with Programming

Recreation & Community Centers. . . . . . . . . 18 Sports Facilities, Fields & Programming. . . 20 - 22 Ice Arena Facility & Programming . . . . . . . . . 23 Golf Facilities & Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Aquatics Facilities & Programming. . . . . . 26 - 27

Programming

Fitness Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Arts & Events Programming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Children’s Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Administration

Administration & Support Services . . . . . . 33 - 34

Appendices

Appendix A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Appendix B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Appendix C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Appendix D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Appendix E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82


Parks


Parks Foothills Park & Recreation District manages Neighborhood Parks, Community Parks, Regional Parks, Greenbelts and Trails that provide benefits to residents and visitors throughout South Jefferson County.

Existing Conditions The District’s park estate is defined by five broad categories:

Neighborhood Parks

Foothills manages 35 neighborhood parks totaling 446 acres. Neighborhood Parks are usually located within a single subdivision. Like community parks, each site is specific to the needs of the subdivision and to the benefit of the District as a whole. Neighborhood parks serve as a gathering place or focal point within the subdivision.

Community Parks

Foothills manages eight community park sites totaling 240 acres. Community parks typically attract visitors from nearby subdivisions with the focus of meeting community-based recreational needs and preserving unique landscapes and open areas.

Regional Parks

Foothills manages four regional parks totaling 777.89 acres. Regional Parks serve the largest populations or regions in the District and South Jefferson County. These sites are significant for District athletics, tournaments and special events. They are in a centralized location, are their own entity, offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities and contain the largest number of acres.

Greenbelts

Greenbelts serve usually as trail or wildlife corridors.

Trails

Foothills also manages six regional trails for public use that total more than 31 miles. Trails provide numerous benefits to the community. Based upon informal customer surveys, community and user input, we were able to identify that trail development is a high priority within the District and in South Jefferson County. The Master plan focuses on our regional trails.

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Park Development & Management Issues that affect parks • Capital repair and replacement for structures and amenities at all sites. The park system has aged with capital repairs that have lagged over the years and are now more extensive and expensive • Lack of an effective forestry/horticulture program – aging forestry inventory needs more attention each year to remove hazardous trees, address the Emerald Ash Borer invasion of green ash tree inventory and improve care and replacement of dead tree inventory • Lack of an effective noxious weed program – spray and removal of noxious weeds per mandated treatment by State and County agencies in native open space and drainages; and providing additional turf care for eradication of weeds and dandelions in irrigated turf areas • Ongoing maintenance of the native/passive open space – keeping up maintenance of drainages, detention areas and pond maintenance • Water resources and conservation planning – providing viable solutions to reduce reliance on water while keeping parks attractive, ensure an adequate water supply to maintain the revenue stream and provide a good turf product for park patrons using athletic fields • Create an inventory and develop a strategic plan to address capital repair needs – 2017 needs are up to $30+ million just for parks, and addressing these needs will take time and a combination of financial resources • Maintenance and asset-tracking software is needed to assist with staff efficiency, maintain parks and provide more accurate information for bugetary purposes

District Wards

Recommendations for capital development occur in accord with the five Wards identified in this plan and for new construction as well as improvements or renovation to existing facilities as listed in the 2017 capital repair plan. A map identifying the parks within these wards is attached as Appendix C.

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Neighborhood Parks (see District map for locations) Ward 1 • • • • • •

Dewey Haberman Memorial Park Estates Park – in 2012, the District entered into a maintenance agreement with the Mesa View Homeowners Association and the District provides funds for maintenance of the park and provides matching funds for capital repairs Jim Hoida Memorial Park Trapper’s Glen Park Weaver Creek Park (undeveloped site) Expansion of the Green Gables Area was added to Ward 1 in 2017. Green Gables has a service plan to maintain park sites – the District does not maintain any parks in this area

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Blue Heron Park Governor James B. Grant Park Lakehurst Park Lakehurst West Park Lilley Pad Park Sunrise Creek Park Westfield Park Woodmar Square Park

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Alper’s Farm Park Belleview Acres Park Bobby Hyatt Jr. Memorial Park Chaucer Park Dancing Willows Park Eagle Meadows Park Powder Horn/Rod Palmer Fields Park Sanctuary Park Sgt. Timothy M. Mossbrucker Memorial Park Sledding Hill Park Westbury Park Williamsburg 1 Park

Ward 4 • • • • • •

Chief Colorow Park Christensen Meadows Park Valley View Park Victory Park Wayside Meadows Park West Laurel Park

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Coronado Park Dakota Station Park Willow Creek Park Wingate South Park

Existing Conditions The District manages 34 developed neighborhood parks totaling 446 acres. Within these park sites, the District maintains an arboretum, four baseball/softball fields, 10 basketball courts, 13 multi-purpose fields, 25 picnic shelters, 31 playgrounds, seven tennis courts and interior trails at each of these sites. 26 sites are irrigated and some systems are 40-50 years old.

Community Gaps and Needs Funds generated from a successful mill levy increase in 2017 are providing the opportunity for the District to work with neighbors of many parks to identify improvements to the various amenities in the parks. These funds and potential future funds generated from a potential bond extension and/or a mill levy extension will fund improvements such as playgrounds, shelters, tennis courts, basketball courts, site furnishings, irrigation systems, trails and sidewalks, sport fields, and more. Other possible community gaps and needs include: • Better water conservation planning and improved turf quality • Interior trail repair • Park amenities replacement • Update playgrounds and recreational amenities to meet 2010 standards for Americans with Disabilities Act

Vision/Opportunities Marlow Avenue Greenbelt Property – create a master plan for the 10.58-acre site to determine future use as park or remain as open space Weaver Creek Park Property – create a master plan for future development of the approximate 10 acres that will complement the adjacent 9-acre Feeding Many Community Orchard and Gardens development Chief Colorow Park – create a master plan for the site to determine future use as park or remain as open space

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Community Parks (see District map for locations) Ward 1 • •

Sixth Ave West Park and Pool – built in 1974, renovation of outdoor swimming pool, bathhouse and tennis courts to create efficiencies and meet standards for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Weaver Hollow Park and Pool – park was originally built in 1980 and the pool opened in 2002

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Harriman Lake Park – leased from Denver Water and opened in 1995, continue recreation lease with Denver Water

Ward 3 •

Ward three does not have a community park

Ward 4 • •

Lilley Gulch Park – built in 1981, the park contains the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Columbine West Park and Pool – built in 1974, it is home to one of the District’s outdoor pools

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Columbine Hills Park – opened in 1963, it is one of the District’s older park sites Columbine Sports Complex – built in the 1980’s, primarily sports fields and includes the Massy Draw Trail Deer Creek Park and Pool – opened in 2002, it is home to one of the District’s outdoor pools

Existing Conditions The District manages eight community park sites totaling 240 acres. The District maintains eight baseball/softball fields, two basketball courts, four seasonal concessions, nine multi-use fields, nine picnic shelters, four playgrounds, six seasonal restrooms, one skate park, four outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts (lighted), four tennis courts (unlighted) and two volleyball courts.

Community Gaps and Needs • • • • • • • •

Sixth Avenue West Park and Pool – evaluate a new plan for renovation of pools, bathhouse, parking and tennis courts, including addressing ADA, etc. Weaver Hollow Park and Pool – replacement of park amenities like skate park and playground and replacement of irrigation system Harriman Lake Park – continue lease and replenish trail surface as needed Lilley Gulch Park – improve drainage by ballfields, replace parking lot on the north side of the building Columbine West Park and Pool – replace/resurface parking lot, improve drainage through park for better water flow and plan for remodel of pool and bathhouse Columbine Hills Park – upgrade irrigation system and restroom facility Columbine Hills Sports Park – upgrade irrigation system Deer Creek Park and Pool – upgrade parking lot and landscaping

Vision /Opportunities • • • • • • • • •

Sixth Avenue West Park and Pool – evaluate opportunities and feasibility of providing a zero-depth entry pool, renovated bathhouse, splashpad, water slides and community room/clubhouse Water conservation of turf in non-active areas of Weaver Hollow Park Evaluate the possibility of a dog park site at Harriman Lake Park Trail connection to Quincy Ave. at Harriman Lake Park Expansion of parking at Lilley Gulch Park ballfields Splash Park at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Columbine West Park and Pool – evaluate opportunities and feasibility of renovating to include a zero-depth entry pool, renovated bathhouse, splashpad and waterslides Columbine Hills Park – implement water conservation opportunities in nonactive use areas, address irrigation of playground area on northwest side of the park Columbine Sports Park – evaluate upgrading storage with sports association

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Regional Parks (see District map for locations) Clement Park, acquired in 1988 (Ward 2) Existing Conditions Robert F. Clement Park, built in 1986 by Jefferson County Open Space, is a 215-acre regional park facility located in south Jefferson County. Clement Park is the host site for many large scale community based events. Examples of such events include: The Colorado Irish Festival, Beer Festival, Red White & You and the Foothills Concerts in Clement Park. Clement Park has 21 individual picnic shelters available for daily rentals. Shelter rentals are popular for family gatherings, graduations and fund raising events. The Grant Family Amphitheater is a popular venue located within Clement Park. The venue is home to numerous concerts, weddings and church activities. Clement Park also includes the following park amenities: four softball/ baseball fields, splash park, seven multi-purpose fields, two horseshoe pits, five tennis courts, 1.4 miles of lighted trails, batting cages, two playgrounds, two sandpit volleyball courts, skate park, restroom facilities, concession stand and 60-acre lake. In 2013, the District began a master plan for redevelopment of Clement Park. A series of community meetings were held to gather input from the community, key stakeholders and Jefferson County Open Space. In conjunction with this process, a survey was performed to determine what features were used most, what was in need of renovation and what existing features the public felt most needed to be added or expanded. Design recommendations were formulated based on the following goals: • Build on existing park’s framework and success • Establish a vision that guides park improvements for the next 25 years • Positively impact user experience in all areas • Streamline future maintenance/operations • Offer comparable experiences to other newer or renovated metro parks • Provide a framework of improvements that will be financially supported by Foothills Park & Recreation District residents • Establish features in the master plan that can be successfully supported through grant and funding opportunities From this information, concepts were presented at community meetings and a final plan was approved by the Foothills Board of Directors in December 2013 (Appendix E).

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • • • • • •

Directional signage within the park boundaries Upgraded electrical at the Grant Amphitheater and at each individual shelter Additional parking Additional restroom facilities located near Johnson Reservoir Updated playgrounds and structures Park Ranger program Addition of advertising space within the park Amphitheater updates including lighting and storage Parking connectivity between the east and west side of the park for better park flow and emergency services

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Vision / Opportunities • • • • • • •

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Non-motorized water activities on Johnson Reservoir including paddle boating and boarding and kayaking Electronic kiosk on the corner of Bowles and Pierce to advertise District events and rentals A nine-hole disc golf course located south of Grant Amphitheater A sand beach located at the edge of Johnson Reservoir that includes sand volleyball courts, picnic tables, grills and concessions Outdoor pickleball & futsal courts Lighting multi-purpose field C-5 for added revenue Evaluate opportunities of partnership for the provision of bicycle rentals

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Robert A. Easton Regional Park, acquired in 1992 (Ward 3) Existing Conditions The 347.89-acre regional park features nine multi-purpose fields and four baseball/softball fields. Hine Lake is a 38-surfaceacre lake open to fishing with a 1.06-mile looped trail and a fishing pier on the south side of Hine Lake. The east side of the park features a playground, two tennis courts, volleyball court and basketball court. On the south side of West Coal Mine Avenue, there is one multi-purpose field and two baseball/softball fields. The Foothills campus of Peak Community & Wellness Center, Ridge Recreation Center and Edge Ice Arena facilities are located in the park and adjacent to The Meadows Golf Club. In 1997, a master plan was completed for the park and was amended in 2004 to include the multi-purpose field and two baseball/softball fields south of W. Coal Mine Ave.

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • • • • • •

Complete paved parking lot and playground on the west side of the park Complete third baseball/softball field and paved parking area at Rockies Field Additional parking expansion at the S. Ward Street parking lot Relocation of the maintenance facility Complete concrete trail around Hine Lake with 6-foot granite sand shoulder for runners Replace fishing pier with ADA accessible pier and shade structure Complete concrete trail from S. Ward to promenade Resurface tennis courts and basketball court near Waters Edge subdivision Install third vertical turbine pump for irrigation efficiency

Vision /Opportunities • • • • • •

Complete Dutch Creek Trail to C-470 Concession/Restroom at ball fields on north end of the park Restroom at Peak fields Convert the Rockies field to synthetic field and convert a multi-purpose field to synthetic Evaluate opportunities, feasibility and demand for park enhancements consistent with previous master plans that include an amphitheatre and additional play areas Evaluate opportunities of partnership for the provision of bicycle rentals

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Fehringer Ranch Park, acquired in 2005 (Ward 2) Existing Conditions Fehringer Ranch Park is a 135-acre park site leased from Jefferson County Open Space that is currently undeveloped with the potential for future park development. The park currently is home to an 18 hole disc golf course. In 2003, with help from the City of Lakewood, Jefferson County Open Space, Great Outdoors Colorado and matching funds from the District, a planning grant funded the creation of the Fehringer Ranch Park Master Plan. The final plan was completed in 2004 (Appendix D).

Community Gaps / Needs •

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Construction of play fields will help address the existing field deficit in South Jefferson County. Items identified in the 2004 Board approved master plan include a 50,000 square foot fieldhouse with four courts for year round training (basketball, soccer, etc.), 23 multi-purpose synthetic turf fields, volleyball courts, three outdoor in-line hockey courts and a skate park. Development of a fieldhouse/gymnasium center will allow staff to program indoor camps and clinics for basketball, volleyball, etc. The proposed community center would allow staff to program indoor rentals, cultural events, wood shop, stained glass classes and art classrooms for drawing, painting, art camps, science camps and photography lab; a dance/aerobics studio and music classroom will accommodate group or individual music programming; and daytime programming will meet the interest of senior adults. An amphitheater will increase programming opportunities such as concerts, naturalist classes, church and various social group rentals, and the Foothills summer youth performing arts series and music camps. Funding and priority of development schedule – discussion must first occur to determine the appropriateness of a bond election to fund, in phases, the approximate $46 million (2004 dollars) of site improvements as identified in the 2004 Fehringer Ranch Park Master Plan.

Vision /Opportunities • Evaluate opportunities, feasibility and demand for park enhancements, multi-purpose fields and additional play areas

Daniel L. Schaefer Athletic Complex, acquired in 1972 (Ward 2) Existing Conditions The Daniel L. Schaefer Athletic Complex is an 80-acre regional park site featuring varied sports fields that host several soccer, softball, lacrosse, baseball and football tournaments and contains the Foothills Fieldhouse, Foothills Sports Arena, Foothills Maintenance & Service Center, Jason Jennings Adaptive Field, BMX track, six baseball/softball fields, batting cages and nine multi-purpose fields.

Community Gaps / Needs • •

Improve the parking lot at the Foothills Sports Arena to accommodate more parking on asphalt Provide upgrades to the restrooms and concession building at the Schaefer Athletic Complex’s ballfields to meet ADA and provide more efficient restrooms and concession area • Expand the yard at the Maintenance & Service Center to accommodate additional equipment and materials storage • Work with Mile High BMX to improve parking at the BMX track for future events • Provide restrooms and concessions on the east side of park to accommodate park patrons, BMX and adaptive field programming • Maintenance and storage on the east side of the park to better service east side of the park • Repave South Independence Street • Replace Playground • Synthetic Turf Field • Complete master plan for drainage of entire site to facilitate better drainage on the property • More picnic shelters for rentals and shade structures • Concrete interior trails for walk ability and circulation

Vision /Opportunities

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• Conversion of multi-purpose fields to baseball / softball fields as multi-purpose fields are developed per the master plan • Loop Independence Avenue through the park to provide better flow and access • Concrete Plaza area in ball field complex for better ADA access and add concrete grandstands • Evaluate opportunities of partnership for the provision of bicycle rentals


Greenbelts

(see District map for locations)

Ward 1 • • • • •

Belleview Ridge Greenbelt Friendly Hills Greenbelts Grand Drive Greenbelt Marlow Avenue Greenbelts Sixth Avenue West Greenbelts

Ward 2 • • • • •

Donkey Hill Greenbelt Dutch Creek Greenbelt (North of W. Coal Mine Ave.) East Woodmar Greenbelt Mount Carbon Estates Greenbelt Westridge Greenbelt

Ward 3 • • • • • • •

Alkire Greenbelt Country West Greenbelt Eagle Ridge Greenbelt Meadows Greenbelts Powderhorn Meadows Greenbelts Vistas at Dutch Creek Greenbelts Westbury Greenbelt

Ward 4 • • • •

Columbine Knolls South Estates Greenbelt Dutch Creek Greenbelt (South of W. Coal Mine Ave.) Kipling Villas Greenbelts Stoney Creek Greenbelts

Ward 5 •

Millbrook Greenbelt

Existing Conditions The District manages 21 greenbelts totaling 276 acres. In addition to wildlife corridors and trail corridors, greenbelts serve as key drainages that assist with flood control. The District works with Jefferson County and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District to help manage the major drainages. Kipling Villas Greenbelt is funded under a special taxing sub-district for operations and maintenance.

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • • •

Alkire Greenbelt needs to be connected by concrete trail to C-470 New concrete trail and bridge at Mount Carbon Greenbelt Westbury Greenbelt needs new irrigation system and trail repair Meadows Greenbelts need a new trail bridge Sixth Avenue Greenbelts are heavily eroded and need attention Many sites need to be cleared of vegetation

Vision /Opportunities • Marlow Greenbelts need to be considered for future trail and park development • Connection of trail from Country West Greenbelt to Ward St. and Bobby Hyatt Jr. Memorial Park

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Trails

(see District map for locations) The District manages seven regional trails totaling 13.57 miles. In addition, many loop trails are located within regional, community and neighborhood parks. The District has Intergovernmental Agreements to maintain the Columbine Regional Trail and Kipling Regional Trail.

Ward 1 •

Weaver Gulch Trail

Ward 2 • • •

Dutch Creek Trail (North of W. Coal Mine Ave.) Lilley Gulch Trail S. Kipling Parkway Trail

Ward 3 •

Dutch Creek Trail (Section along S. Ward St. near Peak, Ridge and Edge recreation facilities)

Ward 4 • • •

Dutch Creek Trail Lilley Gulch Trail Massey Draw Trail

Ward 5 • •

Columbine Trail Massey Draw Trail

Community Gaps/ Needs • • • • • • • • • • •

Lack of District funding for new construction Ongoing maintenance of aging asphalt Repair and replacement of cracked or separated concrete Creek and waterway drainage areas in need of rehabilitation Dutch Creek Trail improvements to complete trail connection from South Kipling Parkway to C-470 Repair and replace the Columbine Trail with concrete Complete trail connection from the Country West Greenbelt to Belleview Acres Park Complete trail connection from South Alkire Street to C-470 Develop the trail from Trapper’s Glen north to the Weaver Gulch Trail including all necessary easements Provide written and graphic trail rules and regulations for posting Connection of Weaver Creek Trail north through Fehringer Ranch Park

Vision / Opportunities • • .

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Connection of District trails to existing regional trails in South Jefferson County Identify and survey users to determine multi-use concepts (equestrian, paved and active, gravel and passive) Develop trail design and maintenance standards to ensure consistency throughout the District Add trail amenities, such as: benches/rest stops, interpretive sign program, trash receptacles, mileage markers, warning signs and other amenities


Water Resources (see District map for locations) Wards 1, 4 and 5 •

No ponds or lakes

Ward 2 • • • •

Blue Heron Park (Beers Sisters Reservoir) Clement Park – Johnson Reservoir Harriman Lake Schaefer Athletic Complex irrigation storage lake

Ward 3 • • • •

Dancing Willows Park – Pond Easton Regional Park – Hine Lake (Polly Dean Reservoir) Meadows Greenbelt – Pond Sanctuary Park – Two Ponds

Existing Conditions Water resources are the key to growth within and outside of the existing District boundaries. The District manages a total of nine lakes and ponds. Harriman Lake is owned by Denver Water, Hine Lake is owned by Bergen Ditch and Reservoir Company. Lakes and ponds are used for fishing, wildlife, aesthetics and irrigation. Larger lakes have lake trails around them for pedestrians, runners and bicyclists. Fish management in large lakes are provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • • •

Complete a detailed assessment of all phases of park and recreation operations focused on preserving water resources Continue to update the existing drought preparedness plan annually and seek out new water resources through purchase of water rights, preferably, senior water rights as they become available Acquisition of additional water rights for Beers Sisters Reservoir Seek continual funding opportunities to address capital needs in the Bergen Ditch and Reservoir system. This may include using proceeds from Bergen LLC land sales Newer, more efficient irrigation systems in our neighborhood parks Conservation planning for better turf management in irrigated and non-irrigated areas

Issues that affect Water Resources • • • • • •

Reliance on public agencies for water distribution Increasing costs of Denver Water to irrigate neighborhood and community parks Reliance on ditch water companies for water distribution Water restrictions in front range communities Overuse of athletic play on turf fields Need for new facilities and turf-covered play fields

Vision / Opportunities Water resources are a critical component of existing services and future development within the District. There are several specific items for review. • Ditch water operations and acquisition • Drought planning • Water conservation policies • Costs imposed by water providers such as Denver Water • Upgrade automated irrigation systems to monitor and program water use at park sites to increase efficiency • Provide clear policies on specific areas: water conservation, long-range planning and acquisitions, preparedness for emergencies such as drought, shut downs and mandated watering restrictions • Need to find alternative water sources or acquire new water rights • Non-motorized water activities

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Future Park Operation Needs •

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Consideration for a wide range of funding alternatives including a mill levy extention of 2017 mill levy with a sunset provision ending in 2026, general obligation funds, refinancing of existing resources, revenue bonds, private sector funding, corporate partnerships, grants, lease purchase and the use of existing reserves to finance development of needed facilities and equipment GIS-oriented software for developing an accurate inventory of park amenities Maintenance-tracking software to provide better management support and efficiencies for park inventory and documentation of maintenance for budgetary and safety purposes Review and implementation of more efficient and up-to-date central irrigation system Additional key staff to play a larger role for maintenance of noxious weed control, attention to turf management, irrigation and ranger programming Add staff for open space projects and drainage mitigation in areas not covered by Urban Drainage Hospitality department that would help host tournaments, coordinate trash and portable restrooms, set-ups for events to minimize park damage, check on shelter rentals and provide special requested needs that could be paid for by added fees for rentals

Parks & Programs If the opportunity presents itself, pursue an “Art in the Park” program for public art, sculptures, gardens, paths and seating areas. In the future, the District could expand the program to provide one piece of public sculpture at all District facilities. An art in the park program with commissioned sculptors to enhance the beauty of parks in specified locations would enhance cultural art within the District. •

Continue to grow the “Pride in our Parks” program to enhance volunteer opportunities to adopt a park, Eagle Scout projects, community-build playgrounds, service group projects and donated amenities like trees and memorial benches; build community outreach and relationships to increase awareness and involvement

Provide for a District Ranger Program to help with enforcement of park rules during heavy use times like weekends and special events, especially at regional parks

Special Facilities • • • • •

Off-leash dog parks – fenced with water source for use as an off-leash dog park, along with other canine-related uses such as obedience classes or dog shows; possible locations could be at Sledding Hill Park, Fehringer Ranch Park or Harriman Lake Park Other special use facilities – as funding permits, the District could construct synthetic field surfaces at each regional park Outdoor pickleball courts – growing trend and community request in our parks Futsol courts – growing recreational sport and community requests in our parks Bike Park/Cyclocross facilities – growing sport in Colorado for years – every high school in the District has a team, however no place to practice for races and the bicycle community has requested a facility for practice, races and general exercise and skill development

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Land Acquisition/Surplus While service levels are being met throughout the District, the opportunity to purchase or dispose of property in the future will be on a case-by-case basis depending on need and funding priorities.

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Facilities with Programming


Recreation & Community Centers Existing Conditions Foothills operates the following recreation facilities:

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center & Pool, opened in 1982 (remodeled in 2004)

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center is a 35,000-square-foot full service recreation center with a 25-meter indoor pool, gymnasium lined for three Pickleball courts, two racquetball courts, cardio/weight rooms, multi-purpose rooms and gymnastics center.

Peak Community & Wellness Center, opened in 2001

Peak Community & Wellness Center is a 41,000-square-foot facility that houses the District’s administrative offices in addition to programming space. Peak amenities include four banquet/meeting rooms, Pilates studio, aerobics/dance studio, personal/group training room, massage therapy room and cardio/weight room. Fit Physical Therapy is a tenant at the Peak.

Ridge Recreation Center & Pools, opened in 2003

Ridge Recreation Center is an 83,000-square-foot full service recreation center with three indoor pools, climbing wall, two racquetball courts, double gymnasium lined for six Pickleball courts, running/walking track, clay arts studio, dance/ aerobics room, cardio circuit room and multi-purpose classrooms.

Required Maintenance: • Gymnasium, racquetball courts and aerobics/dance wood floors require resurfacing every two years; complete resurfacing and painting of lines every ten years • Carpet replacement required every ten years • Furnishings, fixtures and equipment replacement every seven years • Interior painting required every one to two years; exterior painting required every ten years • HVAC equipment at Lilley Gulch is 35 years old

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • • • • • • • • •

Free weights at Ridge Recreation Center Larger cardio/weight room space Outdoor pickleball courts - more indoor time More facilities on outer sides of District Additional services/programs for all ages Update Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Swimsuit dryer Update activity pool for older kids Update signage A need for additional gymnasium space Dance/Aerobics room at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Expanded parking for Lilley Gulch Recreation Center

Vision / Opportunities • • • • • • • • • •

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Build on to existing facilities to accommodate expanded programming and facilities utilization Additional gymnasium space Update current facilities to meet current recreation trends, pools, trails Add outdoor pickleball courts Face lift to recreation centers, to feel fresh and new Add air conditioning to gymnasium at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Replace gymnasium floor with hardwood at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Addition of program space at Peak Community & Wellness Center and Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Lilley Gulch racquetball courts – replace with updated court system Evaluate opportunities to build an indoor play area in either an existing recreation center or as a stand-alone facility


Sports Facilities, Fields & Programming The Sports Department manages two indoor sports facilities and two outdoor batting cages in addition to offering a wide range of programs and leagues for both adults and youth.

Existing Conditions Facilities and amenities operated and utilized by the Sports Department

Foothills Sports Arena, opened in 2005

The Foothills Sports Arena is a 64,000-square-foot building that has one 100 x 60 yard synthetic turf field that plays like real grass

Foothills Fieldhouse, acquired in 2016

The Foothills Fieldhouse is a 54,500-square-foot building with two 180 x 80 feet fully-enclosed arenas, one sport court surface and one artificial turf surface. The Cage Training Center for cross training and performance training was added inside the facility in 2017 Batting Cages, acquired in 2004 The District owns and operates two batting cage locations: one at Clement Park and one at Schaefer Athletic Complex – both cages are equipped with nine Master Pitch hitting stations for baseball & softball

Sports Office at Clement Park, opened in 2002

Located in Clement Park, this facility manages all Clement Park shelter rentals, event rentals, field rentals & amphitheater rentals in addition to housing several of the department staff

Other Facilities and amenities utilized Lilley Gulch Recreation Center • Gymnasium with full-size basketball court • Gymnastics center complete with in-ground spring floor, uneven and parallel bars, in-ground trampoline, foam pit, beams, and all the basic equipment for girls & boys programs. • Two racquetball courts Ridge Recreation Center • Gymnasium with two full size basketball courts • Two racquetball courts Regional Parks • Clement Park 7 multi-purpose fields 4 softball/baseball fields 2 shared softball/baseball fields with Columbine High School • Easton Campus 9 multi-purpose fields 4 baseball fields • Schaefer Athletic Complex 9 multi-purpose fields 6 softball/baseball fields Jason Jennings Adaptive Baseball Field with synthetic surface Neighborhood Parks • 17 multi-purpose fields • 11 softball/baseball fields Non-District Owned Facilities • Jeffco Public Schools, four middle school sites • Two local church gymnasiums • NOTE: All Foothills facilities house internal programs operated by the District and have rental opportunities for outside organizations that run programs and events for residents in the District

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Foothills’ Sports & Athletic Department provide the following programs, services and events: • Adult and youth leagues in: soccer, lacrosse, flag football, basketball, baseball/softball, disc golf putting • C.A.R.A. (Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics) programs in lacrosse, volleyball, gymnastics and track & field • MSSP (Middle School Sports Program) programs include cheerleading, flag football, volleyball, cross country, basketball and track & field at four middle schools • Specialty sports programs include martial arts, archery, adaptive baseball, tennis, ninja warrior, tot sports, and disc golf • Gymnastics classes for youth ages 9 months to 15 years • Drop-in gymnastics, roller hockey, and lacrosse • Birthday parties • Private gymnastic lessons • Shelter rentals • Field rentals to local sports associations, external sports groups, and tournament organizations • Amphitheater Rentals • Event rentals: including the Colorado Irish Festival, Beer Festival, Music Festivals, walks & runs, Roller Derby bouts, dog agility trials

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Fields are at capacity and parking at some locations are filled to capacity and overflowing at peak times No outdoor pickleball or futsal courts available Gymnasiums are at capacity with no room to expand programs and there is limited community gymnasium space to expand MSSP programs rely on District vehicles – including 15-passenger mini-buses and full-size school buses to transport participants to and from activities Most programs are at capacity based on space limitations – this prohibits the District from adding programs or expanding current offerings Limited resources for track & field programming Limited space in the gymnastics center to accommodate additional participants Tinted windows on the south wall of the gymnastics center to minimize sun glare and impacts gymnasts, creating safety concerns Additional equipment such as beams, to accommodate the number of children in classes and the continued replacement of the equipment as it ages to maintain safety

Vision / Opportunities General Needs • Track & field complex to offer additional programs and to continue to host a C.A.R.A. track and field program • Indoor gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts • Re-surface tennis courts and add lighting • Additional bike usage facilities such as; pump bicycle track, mountain biking, bike park and trails • Outdoor pickleball courts • Outdoor futsal courts • World class disc golf course • Additional baseball/softball complex with a minimum of four lit fields • Evaluate events being held in Clement Park and other District venues for partnership or enhancement opportunities Sports Office at Clement Park • Customer ADA accessibility Lilley Gulch Recreation Center • New floor in gymnasium • Air conditioning in the gymnasium • A dedicated tots gymnastics space • Warp wall for ninja warrior programs • Convert the in-ground spring floor in the gymnastics center to an above ground spring floor to provide a better flow for programming and safer facility • An in-ground trench under the high bar in the gymnastics center for advanced skills and additional safety measures • Replace racquetball courts with updated court system Ridge Recreation Center • Additional gymnasium

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Foothills Sports Arena • Paved parking • Additional storage and locker room facilities • Replacement of fencing and synthetic turf • Central heat and air conditioning • Parking lot lighting added to the remainder of the parking lot Foothills Fieldhouse • Cardio expansion • Netting above field area to protect lights and fire sprinkler heads • Vestibule for the front door entry • Improve sound system and add special event lighting for open skate activities and special events • Pro shop • Showers in the locker rooms Regional Parks • Synthetic lighted fields at Clement Park, Schaefer Athletic Complex and Easton Regional Park to expand programming and rental opportunities (football, lacrosse, soccer) on a year round basis • Expanded parking facilities for Easton Regional Park to accommodate existing program and visitor levels • Baseball/softball field light replacement at Clement Park with a more energy efficient system – planned for replacement in 2018 • Fencing replacement on baseball/softball fields at Clement Park and Schaefer Athletic Complex • Replace synthetic surface on the Jason Jennings Adaptive Field • Scrape and re-build all dirt infields on the baseball/softball fields at Clement Park and Schaefer Athletic Complex • Electronic kiosk at Clement for activity posting/ad sales opportunities • Additional restroom at Rockies Field in Easton Regional Park • Build a third ball field at Easton Regional Park as identified in the original site master plan • Picnic shelter upgrades for rental enhancement Batting Cages • Batting machine and netting upgrades • Improve ADA Accessibility • Renovation of cages including leveling concrete in batters boxes

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Ice Arena Facility & Programming Existing Conditions Edge Ice Arena, opened in 2003

Edge Ice Arena is an 80,000-square-foot facility with two NHL-sized ice sheets, concessions operation, Penalty Box Bar and Grille, pro shop, skate sharpening services and houses five tenants: Foothills Hockey Association, Colorado Select Girls Hockey, Denver Synchronicity, Edges and Dreams and Rocky Mountain Hockey School. Programming includes Learn to Skate USA, Learn to Play Hockey, youth and adult hockey leagues, figure skating and theater on ice. Required Maintenance: • Top end compressor overhauls required every 5,000 hours; complete compressor overhauls required every 10,000 hours • Zamboni replacements every twenty years • Carpet replacement required every ten years • Furnishings, fixtures and equipment replacement every seven years • Interior painting required every one to two years; exterior painting required every ten years • Chiller is nearing end of useful life at ten years • Rubber flooring replacement at fifteen years

Community Gaps / Needs • •

There is a need for a third sheet of ice There is a need for dry land/conditioning training space

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Build a third sheet of ice Ballet/Dance studio for figure skating

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Golf Facilities & Programming Existing Conditions Foothills operates two golf courses:

Foothills Golf Course, opened in 1971

Foothills Golf Course features an 18-hole Championship Course, a 9-hole Executive Course, and a 9-hole Par 3 Course, for a variety of golfing experiences. The facility has a full service pro shop, a lighted driving range, short game practice area and practice putting green. Foothills Golf Course has a full service restaurant and lounge, The Foothills Grill, and The Grove Picnic area. Foothills Golf Course also features a state-of-the-art golf learning center, and offers instructional programs taught by highly trained PGA and LPGA professionals.

The Meadows Golf Club, opened in 1984

The Meadows Golf Club is an 18-hole Links style regulation golf course that stretches to over 7,000 yards from the back tees, yet offers forward tees measuring some 5,400 yards. The Meadows has a full service pro shop, a driving range, and provides Drop-in Child Care for golf club patrons at Peak Community & Wellness Center. Meadows Golf Club has a state-of-the-art golf learning center and offers instructional programs taught by highly trained PGA and LPGA professionals. The Meadows Golf Club also has a full service restaurant, Mountainview at The Meadows Restaurant.

Community Gaps / Needs At both facilities • Tree replacement program to replace trees lost because of age and disease • Bunker renovation: standard maintenance practice for bunkers every 20 years • Rebuild tee boxes: standard maintenance practice for tee boxes every 15 years • Replace rental cart fleet every six years • Cart path repairs: standard maintenance practice for asphalt every 20 years • Paint exterior of clubhouse: standard building maintenance procedure • Paint Interior of clubhouse: standard building maintenance procedure Foothills Golf Course • Oldest clubhouse in the Denver metro area, built in 1971 • Executive Golf Course irrigation system is 26 years old, 25 year life expectancy • 18-Hole Championship and Par-3 irrigation system is 22 years old, 25 year life expectancy • Grove Picnic upgrade: facility enhancement and increase tournament participation and rentals • Cart storage facility: additional enclosed facility needed for carts currently stored outdoors Meadows Golf Club • Resurface parking lot: asphalt lot has exceeded life expectancy • New maintenance facility: current facility is too small, and has no potable water • Resolve drainage issues on holes 2, 4, 5 and 15 • Cart storage facility: additional enclosed facility needed for carts currently stored outdoors

Vision / Opportunities Foothills Golf Course • New clubhouse: Despite being one of the busiest golf courses in the Denver metro area, Foothills Golf Course has the oldest clubhouse – a new or fully remodeled clubhouse with updated amenities allows Foothills Golf Course to remain competitive with other golf courses in its market • Grove Picnic Area / Tournament Pavilion / Driving Range Upgrade: An enhancement of these amenities creates a unique entertainment complex that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, and tournament play would increase immensely Meadows Golf Club • Build an additional 9-hole golf course - if the population growth continues in the southwest quadrant of the Denver metro area, the land is available to build an additional 9 holes • Rebuild Practice Putting Green – the current practice putting green has too much slope and undulation, 40% of the green is unusable • Upgrade Driving Range Learning Center – an enhancement of these amenities will increase revenue and allow the Meadows to grow the game by increasing participation Overall, the golf industry has remained at best, relatively flat for the past 14 years due to lower participation, an oversupply of golf course inventory, and a competitive market for leisure dollars. These are all contributing factors and it is vital that the Golf Department maintain superior course conditions and implement additional grow the game initiatives

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Aquatics Facilities & Programming The District operates four indoor and four outdoor pools and offers a variety of programs to suit all ages and levels of ability. Programs offered include: • group swim lessons • open swim • lap swim • water walking • age group swim teams • high school swim teams • adaptive swim program • aqua fitness classes • aquatic arthritis classes • birthday parties, exclusive • pool rentals • outdoor shelter & cabana rentals • scout merit badges • lifeguarding

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private swim lessons Infant Swim Resource recreational competitive swim & dive teams family nights pool parties masters swim team triathlon teams (adult and child) paddle boarding doggy dips scuba diving classes specialty classes (Flip N Dip; Swim Brave!; Intro To Masters; Adult Stroke Clinics; Yoga for Swimmers)

Existing Conditions Indoor Aquatic Facilities • Ridge Recreation Center & Pools, opened in 2003 Features three pools on a year-round basis including a warm water therapy pool, leisure pool, and 25-meter x 25-yard lap pool with one and three-meter diving boards • Lilley Gulch Recreation Center & Pool, facility opened in 1982; pool addition built in 1983 One pool on a year-round basis including a 25-meter lap pool with two and a half foot L-shaped section, and a onemeter diving board Outdoor Aquatic Facilities All of Foothills outdoor pools are seasonal operations, open for approximately eleven weeks during the summer months. • Columbine West Pool, opened in 1974 Features three pools on a seasonal basis including a 25-meter lap pool, separate diving well with one and three-meter diving boards, and wading pool • Sixth Avenue West Pool, opened in 1974 Features three pools on a seasonal basis including a 25-meter lap pool, separate diving well with a one-meter diving board, and wading pool. • Deer Creek Pool, opened in 2002 One pool on a seasonal basis including a leisure pool with three lap lanes, interactive water features and a body flume water slide. • Weaver Hollow, opened in 2002 One pool on a seasonal basis including a leisure pool with three lap lanes, an inner tube water slide, tot slide, and splash pad Required Maintenance: • Pools require re-plastering every 10 to 12 years • Pools require re-painting every five to seven years • Water slides require re-gel coating and painting every 10 to 12 years

Community Gaps/Needs • • • •

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Some pool facilities are outdated and need updating to remain competitive with other local agencies/attractions. Items to consider: leisure pools, play features, splash pads, spray grounds/parks, water slides and lazy rivers Update bath houses at Columbine West Pool and 6th Avenue West Pool for ADA compliance Add pre-designed and pre-plumbed play features at Deer Creek Pool and Ridge Recreation Center The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), once adopted by the State of Colorado, will require all aquatic facilities to have a secondary form of disinfection, which will most likely be ultraviolet light (UV light)


Vision/Opportunities Ridge Pools • Add outdoor splash pad/spray ground (already plumbed) • Change out play features in leisure pool • Add larger fenced barrier with patio space for sunning/patio furniture/shade structure Lilley Gulch Pool • Add outdoor splash pad • Add shade structures • Add leisure pool (indoor/outdoor) + locker rooms • Update interior of pool area that is outdated; replace deck • Add water slide into pool Columbine West Pool • New bathhouse, locker rooms, concessions, office space, pump room • Demo current pools – add leisure pool with water slide or full spray ground/park • Add shade structures Sixth Avenue West Pool • New bathhouse, locker rooms, concessions, office space, pump room • Separate pool systems; update to sand filters • Remove wading pool; add splash pad • Add drop slide to diving well • Evaluate additional interactive amenities • Add shade structures • Additional parking Deer Creek Pool • Add inner tube water slide (already plumbed) • Change out play features • Add splash pad Weaver Hollow Pool • Add lazy river • Add additional shade structure Undetermined location (existing neighborhood or regional park) • Add full spray ground/park • Bathhouse, locker rooms, concessions, office space, pump room • Shade structures/picnic areas • Add spray grounds to either existing facilities or add to other locations within the District

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Programming


Fitness Programming The Fitness Department provides fitness and wellness activities, senior adult programming and wellness based events for all abilities ages 15 and up.

Existing Conditions Facilities and amenities utilized • Peak Community & Wellness Center Fully equipped cardio, circuit and free weight equipment Dance/Aerobic room (at capacity) Pilates room Training room with TRX equipment and some personal training equipment Multi-purpose rooms Massage therapy room • Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Fully equipped cardio, circuit and free weight equipment Traditional pool used for aqua fitness classes Gymnasium • Ridge Recreation Center Limited circuit and cardio equipment Dance/Aerobic room (at capacity) Traditional pool used for aqua fitness classes Warm water therapy pool used for aqua fitness classes Multi-purpose rooms • Foothills Fieldhouse The Cage Training Center inside of the Foothills Fieldhouse includes cross training and performance training equipment Foothills’ Fitness Department offers the following programs & activities: • Drop-in classes Land & aqua classes Mind-Body classes • Registration classes Pilates reformer Core training • Specialized programs & workshops Chronic condition programs Health talks Hike clubs & excursions Massage therapy/reflexology • Senior adult programs Special events Excursions Clubs and leagues SilverSneakers® and Active Options Programs • Fitness training Personal training Group training Cross training Performance training • Massage therapy Massage Reflexology

Community Gaps / Needs •

Lack of dedicated fitness space in facilities has forced patrons to use hallways for stretching and working out and for some programs • Program offerings are lacking in the following areas due to space limitations Obesity prevention programs Youth fitness programs Chronic conditions Mind-Body programs Higher intensity programs for advanced levels Expanded senior adult programs Strength and conditioning for all ages Spin/cycle bar Ski conditioning Aqua fitness (limited based on pool space) • Continually evaluate hours and offerings to ensure community demands are being met • Need additional fitness programs in outdoor locations (pools, parks) • Lack of fitness and workout opportunities in the north part of the District • Lack of program visibility • The programs rely on District vehicles including 15 passenger mini-buses and full size school buses to transport participants to and from activities

Vision / Opportunities • • • • • •

Additional dance/aerobic room at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Fitness space expansion at Peak Community & Wellness Center Cardio expansion at Foothills Fieldhouse Acquire additional space to add a variety of fitness class offerings Improve water quality at Johnson Reservoir in Clement Park to add water fitness activities such as stand up paddle board (SUP) Add additional resources to promote awareness of fitness programs that the District has to offer to the community, including community outreach, sponsorship development and promotional opportunities

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Arts & Events Programming The Arts & Events Department offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes and events for youth and adults of all ages and abilities.

Existing Conditions Facilities and amenities utilized: • Peak Community & Wellness Center Dance/Aerobic room Multi-purpose rooms • Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Multi-purpose classroom space • Ridge Recreation Center Full service clay arts studio including gas, electric and raku kilns Dance/Aerobic room Multi-purpose rooms • Clement Park Grant Amphitheater Foothills’ Arts & Events Department offers the following programs & events: • Performing arts classes including dance, ballet, theatre and music • Ballet performances • Youth theatre performances • Foothills Theatre Company - indoor performances and outdoor Shakespeare in Clement Park • Visual arts classes for youth and adults • Pottery sales for students to sell their work • Specialty classes including cooking, babysitting, and holiday-specific programming • Community events: Daddy Daughter Dance, Breakfast with Santa • Red, White & You - Independence Day celebration • Concerts in Clement Park

Community Gaps / Needs • • • • •

More classes at times accessible to working adults and parents Lack of room availability during peak hours Ability to expand programming and events Ongoing balance between internal programs and rentals Lack of awareness of the arts in the community; need more outreach/marketing options for the department

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Indoor performance space with rehearsal and performance space to increase program offerings in theatre, dance, art, special events and other recreation programs Additional classrooms at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center for increased programs Dance/Aerobic room at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Add additional resources to promote awareness of the arts & events offered by the District to the community, including community outreach, sponsorship development and promotional opportunities.


Children’s Programs The Children’s Programs Department operates licensed childcare programs for the District, including all day preschool and part-time preschool, camps, before & after school programs and tot and teen classes and excursions.

Existing Conditions Facilities and amenities utilized: • Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Lilley Pad full day care room Multi-purpose rooms Gymnasium

• Ridge Recreation Center Little Bear Mountain full day care room Multi-purpose rooms Gymnasium

• Clement Park • Foothills Fieldhouse • Jefferson County Public Schools

Foothills’ Children’s Programs offers the following programs • 10 before & after school programs are provided at Jefferson County Schools, and transportation is provided from four Jefferson County Schools to the Ridge Recreation Center and/or Lilley Gulch Recreation Center. Services are provided for the following elementary schools: Devinny, Dutch Creek, Governor’s Ranch, Hutchinson, Normandy, Peiffer, Patterson International, Stony Creek, Ute Meadows, Mt. Carbon, Powderhorn, Collegiate Academy, Westridge and Colorow • Two year-round full day preschool programs, one at Ridge Recreation Center and one at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center • Four school year part-time preschool classes at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center • 12 summer camp program options offered at multiple locations, including Ridge Recreation Center, Lilley Gulch Recreation Center, Foothills Fieldhouse, Clement Park and several Jefferson County Schools • Programs for toddlers • Teen excursions • The programs rely on District vehicles including 15-passenger mini-buses and full-size school buses to transport students to and from school and on field trips

Community Gaps / Needs • • •

Lack of space availability limits the participation levels which forces all programs to cap participation - several programs have higher demand for participation than the space will allow Continued demands to keep up with changing technology to administer program needs Improve or update playgrounds and/or structures for the preschool programs at Lilley Gulch and Ridge Recreation Centers

Vision / Opportunities • • • •

Children’s Programs has a need for a stand-alone facility to better manage licensing regulations, shared space issues and to provide additional space for increased participation Aesthetic enhancements to classrooms to stay competitive within the industry and continue to meet changing licensing regulations Additional opportunities for before & after school programs in additional Jefferson County Public Schools Child-sized restrooms in the Lilley Pad room at Lilley Gulch Recreation Center

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Administration & Support Services Existing Conditions Finance

The Finance Department provides services to all Foothills staff and financial information to citizens, bondholders and state agencies. The department oversees District payroll, accounts payable, online program registration, cash management, budgeting, variance analysis and producing the District’s monthly and annual financial statements.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides staff assistance with personnel policies, employee relations, benefits, salary administration and interpretation of labor/government regulations and referrals related to employment to other agencies and District residents. The department serves as a resource to all supervisory personnel and staff regarding benefits, salary administration and employment law, while serving an internal employee base of approximately 700 employees on average, assisting with recruitment, training and personnel development. Staff has worked diligently over the last several years to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies by automating processes.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Department (IT) provides support for computer hardware, information security, surveillance system hardware, networking and communication services (telephone, data and internet access). IT also oversees the maintenance of all software applications in the environment including: point-of-sale system for recreation centers, pointof-sale system for golf and the District’s accounting software. In addition, the District utilizes web-based software tools to manage registrations for recreation programs and children’s programs. Over the last two years, staff has implemented a new virtual server environment and invested in several software-based tools to better manage computer assets.

Marketing

The Marketing Department provides District-wide support for all of the District’s marketing, promotions, communications and public relations/information needs. The department produces all of the messaging, digital marketing and printed materials for the District. The District magazine is produced twice a year and is distributed to more than 50,000 households within the District as well as households in communities surrounding the District. In addition, the Marketing Department maintains the District’s social media presence and coordinates all content on the District’s two websites (www.ifoothills.org and www.foothillsgolf.org) with the exception of online registration.

Facility Maintenance

Facility Maintenance provides maintenance to over 420,000 square feet of buildings throughout the District including recreation centers, ice arena, golf courses, swimming pools and sports facilities. This staff of five is responsible for maintaining HVAC equipment, motors, pumps, compressors, electrical, plumbing, mechanical equipment, preventive maintenance, carpentry, building repair and equipment repair.

Fleet Operations

The District’s main fleet operations program supports Parks, Children’s Programs, Fitness, Sports & Athletics, facility maintenance and services trucks for Foothills Golf Course. In addition, the District has fleet operations programs at Foothills Golf Course and Clement Park. The fleet operations programs maintain a total of 51 trucks, buses and vehicles,12 tractors loaders and lifts, 12 ATVs and utility cart, 17 trailers, 29 attachments or implements,190 pieces of golf course maintenance equipment, 184 golf carts, and 135 pieces of small equipment consisting of small mowers, blowers, chain saws, field strippers, etc. The fleet inventory adds up to approximately $9.8 million.

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Community Gaps / Needs The District anticipates fee revenue and other operational revenue sources to remain relatively flat for the foreseeable future. The increase in Colorado minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by 2020 is expected to add more than $500,000 per year to the District’s operating cost structure. Costs for facility and program operations are expected to increase at historical inflation rates of around 2.5 % per year, and utility costs are expected to rise at rates much higher than inflation, potentially in the range of 5% per year. The District has a significant list of capital improvements as a result of the need to maintain our aging infrastructure. In addition, many of the items contained in this Master Plan will be costly, and the District will need to identify funding sources to be successful in executing the plan. Deploy new approaches to talent sourcing by shifting strategy from recruiting to marketing. The new employment environment, with talent networks, social media, competing employment choices, and shifting skill-set demands, will require innovative marketing and communication strategies to attract, source, and recruit qualified candidates. To meet these demands, the HR Department will work with Marketing to create an employment brand and expand social media presence -- fully leveraging social media tools to attract diverse, talented individuals to the organization. This includes integrating the District’s broader external communication and branding strategy to better represent the District as an employer of choice. Threats to information technology systems associated with cyber security risks and cyber incidents or attacks continue to grow. The District relies on its information technology systems to be functioning at all times, and that the data in those systems is protected and secure from viruses, illegal access and any other form of unauthorized use. Should the information technology systems be compromised in any way, operations could be severely impacted. Challenges and threats to Marketing include adapting to rapid changes in the ways the world communicates and utilizing the broad range of tools available to communicate with a minimized workforce. Keeping District residents and customers informed is an ongoing and growing challenge especially with an overwhelming amount of social media channels to utilize that are continually evolving and increasing in options. The amount of resources marketing has to utilize have significantly increased over time making it hard for staff to keep up with the inundation of digital tools, number of tools/options available and need to communicate and share information extremely frequently. The ever-changing evolution of digital and social media tools, as well as the addition of new platforms, increases training time and workload. In addition, Fleet Operations has identified the following: • Need for more buses as programming grows • Replacement of older, large buses • Ongoing funding that is adequate to support vehicle and equipment program

Vision / Opportunities Through 2030, staff anticipates the following to address District/community needs.

Finance • • •

Pursuit of new funding sources to meet future service needs, including a mill levy extention of 2017 mill levy with a sunset provision ending in 2026 and an extension of a General Obligation bond, which is set to expire in late 2020 Electronic replacement of paperwork associated with purchasing and processing payments to vendors Identification of additional opportunities to improve efficiencies through automation

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An increase in the number of Foothills employees to meet service needs Increased focus on career development and succession programs Identification of additional opportunities to reduce paperwork and integrate the District’s Human Resources Information System with satellite applications to improve service and efficiency Stay abreast of staffing trends and respond to changes and priorities for positions including compensation, benefits, and work-life programs Identify the various types of media that can be utilized for comprehensive recruitment efforts and ensure the most . appropriate and effective advertising tools are provided at various venues Establish collaborative partnerships with the community and schools to have a presence in the job market

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Replacement of the District’s point-of-sale system with a new, web-based system, which will be fully integrated with the online registration system Continued investments in the District’s IT infrastructure, including replacement of obsolete hardware and software . investments to keep the network up to date and protected from cyber threats

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Find new marketing solutions to bring awareness of the District to residents as well as maximize attendance at District facilities and participation in District programming Increase focus on business development opportunities Continue to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle programs to patrons and staff to encourage the lifetime use of park and recreation amenities

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Appendices


Appendix A

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats Analysis

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Comments Culture Personnel Facilities Parks Involved neighbors Diversity in programs and classes Work environment Benefits for staff Staff: dedicated, happy, laid back, believe in what they are doing, work hard play hard Leadership: support and presence Quality of programs, facility, parks Maintenance of facility, parks Pride and ownership Clean facilities Staff is engaged Family oriented Operate like a business Fiscally responsible Awesome-ness Creativity (staff, programs, savings) Awesome community events Prairie Dogs!! :( Programming: variety, quality, availability Employee base/staff: co-worker relationship, knowledge, pride, ownership, like working here, like what we do Culture: trust, pride, opinions welcome not suppressed Employee retention - full-time Innovation/progressive thinking Location, geographic - good place to live Facilities Parks and trails Pricing: competitive and fair Upper management: freedom, let us work, don't micromanage Customer service Board of directors Special district: flexibility, less bureaucracy Efficiency Improve our community Community service Facilities People Classes Programs Bar

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Weddings Events SS Parks Golf courses Trails CP events RWY Touch everyone A lot with a few people and money Pools Resource for community Resilient Can-do attitude Staff longevity Problem solving Think outside box Multi-taskers Creative thinkers Interdepartmental communication and collaboration Ownership Beauty of campuses Snow removal Large area Making do with what we have Pricing Board members strong Open resource to community Broad range of classes Awesome product to community Strong leadership Great volunteers Nice facility, fields, parks - kept-up Family Programs - offer new, quality, maintain Good local economy Reasonably priced Hardworking staff, professional Ability to have a meeting - proactive and plan Good relationship with schools, vendors, sports associations Resources: grants - Jefferson county, outside relationship Open space Efficient operations, programs Employees Parks, trails - variety Facilities, condition of facilities, variety Patrons

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Events - variety Programs - for all age groups Senior programs Children's programs Leadership - Director's Team Innovative - try to keep up with current demands Welcoming environment Location, great views Golf course variety and condition, programs Youth golf programs Relationships built - repeat customers Sports associations - relationships Schools - B&A, youth sports, toddlers to 8th grade Positive word of mouth Grants - the ability to obtain and match Strong cash reserves Other governmental agency relationships: Open Space, Ken Caryl Variety of "offerings" (parks, facilities, etc.) Diversity of facilities Constant growth/interest Strong customer service/focus Strong community Serve a large diverse population Competitive rates/fees Flexible Strong silver sneakers program Community involvement/interest Available, approachable staff IT support, technology Resource management, low overhead, high support Community workforce Balanced budget, surplus, strong reserves Highly used facilities Clement park events, amenities Quality of staff Job security Longevity of staff Loyal, stable, customer base Should be buzzier Worn out and outdated equipment Money limited Staff spread thin Budget, no money Staff take on things they shouldn't have to because of lack of funding Pay rates lower - salaries are not the same as other competitors Performance evaluations too comprehensive - useless for PT staff

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Facilities too centrally located, yet no town square (no 6th ave resources) No clear definition of who we are, identity crisis Mill levy - need to think of more extensive ways to get it passed (ex. Library reduced hours until mill levy passed) Mill levy community feedback Feeling defeated by mill levy failure Cutting services is hard, affects revenue, takes longer to bring back, our job is doing the best Parks provide core services, taxes are for services - community not pay enough to get the level of service they want Capital funds: $60 million in need! Part-time staff, wages, labor pool, turnover rate Community support, i.e. mill levy No "main street", "city center" Identity problem, not county or city - people don't know who we are Competitive salaries, wages Aging infrastructure/equipment - capital repairs Drainages - out of sight, out of mind Outdoor education Vulnerability to special interests, hidden agendas Special district: less funding, less resources, no added city resources (i.e. police, rangers, funding, govt unity) Area is close to being built out Money!!! Salaries Space Website bulky, difficult. Needs to be open to more info for staff Poor planning of equipment and facilities Apathetic community Stronger marketing resources Stop say "YES" to everyone! Don't communicate/show the need for money Think outside box Poor outreach into community and public doesn't see problems Sponsorships Staff has to wear multiple hats Lack of benefits for PT staff Loss of quality staff on-going, skeleton crew Need more social media to get younger groups to join golf courses Capital spending needs to maintain parks, centers - understaffed Wages - staff turnover Expenses going up Fear of unknown in the world Not enough space for programming expansion

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Increase value of prices (houses), less disposable income Identity, marketing - voters don't want to be informed Media (taxes, money management) Not enough money Competition of other facilities Flexibility Taxes are up, people think we get more money Money Staff become apathetic - work on own schedule Seniors - fixed income, can't afford Not think "out of box" Can't make everyone happy (special groups) Selling land to meet needs Inflation challenges Lack of space

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Website - navigation difficult, needs to be more user friendly, user education Competitive pay Technology old, lack of (needs to be more interactive) Daycare - expand to other locations Limited evening programs Aging infrastructure - CP, mowers, parks in general Community outreach programs outside of our area, build relationships Prairie dogs Turnover in some departments Inability to get a mill levy passed - lack of interest from public Challenge of educating community Disconnect to non-users Training challenges multi-generation Limited employment base, younger generation Marketing tools - more social media Lack of technology training for patrons as well as employees Improve disc golf program Transportations (short distance) Benefits Not enough space (indoor gyms, outdoor fields) Quality of fields, parks, basketball courts More modern, up-to-date outdoor amenities Lack of money Disconnect with community - inability to convince/educate/change perception to help us financially Lack of identity Infrastructure issues, aging, needs repair Low salaries, wages, inability to retain employees 28-hour work week limitations Don't offer required training then pay low Website, registration software not user friendly

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Communication through technology "lost in translation" Lots of facilities - hard to maintain/update all Try to be all to everybody, concentrate on our specialties Assets and how we can expand them Professional certifications for staff Staff become jack of all trades, become management levels, other places - for individuals Employment levels in departments to offer higher pay rates for part-time and fulltime (incentive to stay longer) Review pay sometimes Make money off other people IGAs Expand revenue - budget in reserve Focus on parks and rec only (no fire, police, trash) Training paid for - opportunity for staff Sports associations Expand senior programs Grants Mill Levy Partnerships New innovative programming Embrace technology Marketing - reach more people in district, inform them of the community we are in Advertising/sponsorships Add and increase opportunities for aging population Learning center for golf Cross fit/special interests sports/LAX, X-games, rugby More fields Utilize student programs, interns, etc. Increase volunteer opportunities Internal career advancement (keep more staff) "Top Golf" type places Sell beer being consumed anyway Inclusions of other local districts - pool resource Promote a mill levy/bond Update Clement Park Water park at Fehringer Ranch Corporate sponsorships 20% raises! Cross promote departments New community pass Update website More social media "Host" more tournaments rather than be a rental Control concessions Upgrade the groves for events

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Promote our programs/events on a larger scale Create executive course at Meadows Golf Course Park Ranger program with night sticks and sidearms Ranger program at golf courses More solar arrays - go green App for open t-times at golf courses Another ice rink, club house, fields Mill levy - club house and rec center at Foothills Golf Course More programs

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Technology - updating website, replacing aging equipment, make more efficient Thinking outside the box New housing - new growth for us Selling more land Reserve fund Marketing Understanding our weakness Grants School age children (marketing, increasing awareness) Seniors -educating them (baby boomers) Leaders - staying up on trends, flexible, best practices Media Expand competitive sports 3rd ice rink Shuttle service between facilities More social media Market our location Catering Advertise ourselves in parks and facilities After hours activities, rentals Host community events, programs, festivals Seeking other developments for inclusion - welcome package Discount military patrons, publicize Better wi-fi, add locations Interactive trail maps

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Assisted living facilities - let them know we are here, shuttle seniors here Add basketball courts

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Park Ranger at larger parks - provide information, background of park, etc. Outdoor programs Dog park Build/improve relationships with other groups, associations, schools Teen leadership programs Turf fields Utilize you tube channel to educate public of changes, opportunities Educating insurance companies

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Corporate sponsorships Giveaways to tray and promote and bring in a new audience (i.e. we give one comp pass) Put ourselves in more situations where we get our name/identity out there - pay people to represent us Paddle boarding/kayaking at Clement Park Additional 9 holes at Meadows Golf Course Grants Programming outside of our walls - empty buildings? Relationship with school district Technology - new rec software, new golf tee time system IT - conserve energy/resources/marketing/efficiencies Learn to communicate with teenagers and how we can capitalize on this portion of our work force - opportunity to empower them Enhance our facilities - use volunteers, corporate sponsorships Geocaches (when they look like bombs at events) Staff spread thin - if we loose staff (we are screwed) Prairie dogs Illegal dumping Another failed mill levy Cleaning crew at Ridge Keeping up with the facilities (HVAC maintenance cleaning) Safety! Active shooter, bomb: what is the plan, how do we respond Equipment theft, no cameras in MSC, 5 mil in equipment Competitors - patrons and staff Abandon vehicles - difficult to get rid of Public perception Economy Aging population - vocal! Watchdogs (pro and con). Voting thoughts? Entitled! Programs? What do they want? Unknown? Loose cannon! Special interests - vulnerability to specific agendas Promote younger crowds - users are aging Mill levy failures Future funding

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Staff reserve (lots of staff working beyond job descriptions), multi-discipline Shrinking labor pool Rumors i.e. "John Doe is no longer with the district" Rising expenses: utilities, materials, inflation, etc Prairie dogs, geese, beavers, snakes, kids Competition (South Suburban, Lakewood, golf courses, etc) Economy unpredictable Drought, water Safety: shootings, bombs, enforcement entities, defensibility Again infrastructure - no funds for plan B Leadership change Failed mill levy

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Apathetic residents No $$$, lack of resources Community competition Unskilled labor Missed opportunities Aging golfers vs. younger Prairie dogs!!! Falling real estate prices Cycle of aging community Old infrastructure Aging equipment - cannot replace Drought Youth not being educated and connected for future of our industry Culture change No beer! Competition Isis Economy growing, better benefits, higher wages Lack of staff Drought Health care reform Only work 28 hours Foothills back in debt Older buildings Special interests (Board of Director change) Staff morale No new mill levy No additional money from government entity (Jefferson County) Media Lack of info Aging population (less people) Technology changing, hack into system Do business the same way Uninformed community, staff apathy Deferred maintenance Workers comp No additional space New government regulations Economy - inflation Competition - programs, employees Current pay rates Lack of employee pool Falling behind from lack of funds Community ignorance, lack of interest Lack of platform Lack of funds and resources for programs, education Ability to pass mill levy

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Special user groups and our response (prairie dogs), potential for bad publicity Board turnover, long term staff retiring - need for succession plan Tax base Lack of employment base Space and competition -resulting in losing customers Growth bigger than we can manage Financial (no mill levy), expenses outgrow our revenues Aging of community Community almost built out Not taking advantage of opportunities Money, balanced budget for 2015 Social amenities, diversity, programming Community involvement Accessibility to staff/customer service Website, brochures, catalogs Services offered - wide range of ages Affordability, +/- discounts Upkeep, clean Addition of new programming, up to date Work as partners with community and associations Variety Facilities Diversity of events Population Facility users Age group, 2-80 year olds Location Multiple offerings Clement Park - huge draw Only serve unincorporated area 70 parks Lowest full-time staff to acres maintained Trails interconnection More facilities are newer in age Foothills golf course - encourage people to appreciate the game of golf, fee structure comparable of facilities 70% ownership of land Silver sneakers, other senior programs

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District members get discounted fees Sense of community Flexibility of sale of parcels Arts programming (dance music) Public use Own taxing authority Strong staff/leadership Finances under control Location Provides a sense of community - relationships with schools Great reputation Increases home/property value Youth! Opportunities - sports, etc Business participation in events High quality facilities, well maintained Unique services, i.e. exercise classes, senior programs, ice arena, etc. Affordable - great return Parks, trails, rec centers Efficient managements/operations, stretching resources Facilities - parks, buildings, golf

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Public events: July 4th - Red, White, and You, team sports, summer festival Building maintenance - equipment Variety of activities - children programs, adult activities Employment for youth and adults Kids programs Innovative Parks and trails Golf Pools, lifeguards Employment opportunities Visibility - pleasing Warm Open space organization - funding opportunities Clean Communication open, emails Events Trust Location Diverse - hours, indoor/outdoor Opportunity Great staff and executive staff and management team Good facilities Something for everyone Great trails and connection to neighborhood

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Wide variety Highly rated public courses Widely distributed facilities within district Good community outreach Great programming Financially stable Transitioning brick and mortar to maintenance Scenic environment Ability to shift priorities Youth sports and senior programming Great partnership in community (JCOS, outside rentals and events, positive relationships, government, foundation) Great geographic representation (wards) Good signage Great program (rec guide/magazine) Good marketing - website

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Successful community events (RWY) , summer concert series, Summerset State of the art facilities Good golf courses Great trail systems Responsive to neighborhoods Good variety of events (in parks) Good neighborhood parks Amount of property After school programs Portfolio of facilities Diverse activities Staff professional/friendly Trails - extensive, safe scenic Prices/value low fees Own irrigation water resources Childcare convenient, safe Reputation for great facilities metrowide Programs for adults/kids Youth sports programs Festivals/fairs at Clement (metrowide) Evenly distributed facilities Low rental fees - banquets, groups Jobs Accessibility to fields for smaller sports associations Shortage of fields Inability to use park land for sports Gym time to smaller entities Funding to build more Capital growth Field/property conditions (outdoor)

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Proactive maintenance/ not reactive Sale of open space properties Affordability/discounts Communications/offerings Front desk IT system - antiquated Playgrounds too small in larger parks Recycling in parks Dog park/dog daycare Parking in larger facilities (Clement) Indoor space in winter (bubble) Lack of communication about new residents being in district Work with realtors to advertise district Communication weakness on what Foothills is and does No communication on Mill Levy Vote against Mill Levy Colorow park Sale of parcels Funding Hitting limits of who and what the district can serve Maxing out facilities Fees maybe too low Too much usage - not charging enough Lack of canopies (trees) Lack of education Doing so well, people don't see the need of more money Now Wi-Fi in rec centers - coming soon? Columbine West Pool needs huge amount of upgrades, is referred to as a slum pool

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South side heavy facilities - residents of north district feel disconnected Dated facilities, not growing, lacking alteration Clement Park is worn out - needs updating Baseball, some sports get preferential treatment Not enough money to go around Soccer fields in poor shape - could be more fields Mill levy vote - the written materials were difficult to get through, poor managing Are we marketing inside and outside of the area to bring people in to Foothills? Should we be? Website/navigation is poor, streamline Interact with fire department? Police department? Schools? Opportunities collaborative offerings in public & private sectors Disabled children and adult programs, daycare - special needs Lack of money, non-taxing, short of money Lack of weekend and night activities for young people Public opinion surveys, could do more, can we ask, better communication and marketing skills

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Lack of dog parks Not enough Edge ice time or pool swim time Sale of land Pump track - mountain biking/bmx, more biking More dog opportunities - parks/water Failed mill levy Columbine West restroom Funding sources Inability for mill levy success FHPRD is self supporting = limited resources Economy directly impacts strategies and operations

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Supply and demand of indoor facilities, full = lack of available indoor facilities Employee morale ebbs and flows with economics Lack of staffing - employees spread thin Crown jewel of FHPRD = Clement Park in drastic need of repair Competition between other municipalities and private sector facilities Inefficiency of maintenance of northern facilities

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Disappearance of matching fund program for improvement of community park Foothills golf course dated Dated irrigation at Clement Need to sell off vacant lots Community doesn't have understanding of state of affairs and ramifications of not passing mill levy Geographic distribution of facilities Fees seem high (residents) Inefficiency in field scheduling Unresponsive to field scheduling issues Lack of fitness classes Accessibility via public transport Getting the work out - public relations and marketing No interactive water parks No access to lake at Clement Underutilized areas Sale of lands No dog park Poorly maintained lakes Need updated facilities, i.e. Foothills clubhouse Clement Park infrastructure crumbling Foothills foundation needs money (try to get grants, etc) Access to all facilities for one fee Staff levels are down School district relations need improvement Traffic issues at Lilley Gulch Parking hard on neighborhoods Value of Foothills for property owners, values

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Marketing get message out more effectively Equipment old and too little of it Hi-tech equipment may be liability Recycling to raise funds Spring clean-up Christmas tree recycling - free mulch Using community for more volunteers Volunteers - getting discounts by volunteering Community builds Par 3 golf at the Meadows Pushing associations to build partnerships Brand recognition at schools/tournaments Grants - full-time position grant writer/expert Partnership for grant writing Water features All brand recognition to go toward "raising awareness" to mill levy would be to pass Bicycle rentals at larger parks Share video for knowledge More "bubbles" for indoor winter use Clement Park more user friendly Wildlife viewing space/preserve Nesting projects for birds of prey Partnerships Clement lake amenities Dog park Facility reliability/building flexible, movable fencing, etc. Fehringer ranch Benchmark/connect/compare with other districts?? Info signs - "did you know‌?" Adopt a program to raise funds Water conservation Sled pulley for hills Social media targeted to youth - Instagram, etc. Possibly put Foothills video on neighborhood websites Working with realtors, increase marketing and communication, ways for communities to know they are district member 35,000 members that get newsletters - links to FHPRD website Expand facility giveaways, advertise promotions - how do other districts advertise? Different platforms for different generational users, social media

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Slow time at certain facilities -advertise dead time - cannot unsubscribe Understand home values because of massive amount of facilities Tours of facilities increase musical programs offered. More educational programs about who FHPRD is and what is in the district

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Nextdoor.com? Utilize civic groups for volunteer opportunities. Adopt a trail, pride in our parks, scouts Improve Columbine West Pool Grants Federal program for sports associations

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Golf Now concept with rest of district (Sell unused "inventory" at a discount) Marketing

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Collaborative programming, partnerships, AAC, facilities (ex. library partner) Dog park/services Passive workout/trails/wellness stations walkability Shift the economic model - non/paid from 30/70 to 10/90 Regional "attraction" to balance money, i.e. soccer fields Aging population programs - seniors Health, fitness, diet/nutrition - employee wellness Exercise "trend" space - latest crazes: mtn bike trails, surf workout, paddle board, etc. Technology: easier check-in, wi-fi Find balance with growth, budget Continue to expand arts programs

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Better understand demographics/population - match service geographically Create transportation opportunities - teens, aging, partners, RTD, etc. Employee wellness "Friends of Foothills" organization

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Neighborhood parks could be reduced maintenance costs in some fashion Adding splash park at Clement Park

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Expansion of Meadows Golf Course and expansion of buildings (but need money) Build out Fehringer Ranch Dog parks Co-op with various associations, sports leagues, disabled groups Private sector opportunities Reconfiguration of existing facilities Build sense of community - community center, more neighborhood/community events, block parties Get creative with existing facilities for a dog facility, indoor/outdoor Inner-agency partnership (e.g. KC & HDAs) Growing elderly/retiree population Add on to the Edge with multi-use/flex space Outdoor inline rink Install a zip line at Sledding Hill Advocate with Jeffco Open Space Innovative programming - continue with trend

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Fehringer Ranch improvements Clement Park improvements Improve communications for positives to pass a mill levy Trail connections Grant opportunities Cooperative relationships Increase base of FHPRD advocates Opportunities to outreach to older aging demographics/community for grants, philanthropic donations and outreach Publish "State of the District" Show how taxes benefit the district Partner with other special districts for reciprocal benefits Expand district boundaries, facilities Add new recreational amenities Naming rights opportunities Public/private partnership Co-op with schools Co-op with Jeffco Open Space Utilize existing staff, facilities - other agencies Wildlife, nature walks, astronomy Education of residents Subcontracting certain services Shared services with other agencies or rec centers Bowling alleys Indoor tennis Partnering with medical personnel for wellness programs - grants Better control over admissions Professional fundraiser Bicycle rentals Family friendly mountain bike facilities Age specific programs - teens, young adults, under 65 adults Market to new neighborhoods Foothills Foundation needs to do more to contribute Activities at more local parks, not just Clement (music, 5K, fair, picnics) Market volunteer opportunities Interdistrict communications, for example South Suburban, Ken Caryl Survey wider group to get broader views Water, irrigation money Community, if not educated No funding Aging population - staying in place, retro-fit Space - not be able to grow Be financially competitive Loss of wildlife - continued loss of open space land Lack of attention to northern area Economy tanks Property values decrease

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Not passing mill levy - what if? What will we lose? Increase in mass shootings Complacency Safety Increase in growing athletics, lacrosse Not building partnerships Ignorance Product of own success Other competitors (districts, sports associations, 24 hr fitness, golf)

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Communication between facilities (missed opportunities and customer service) Wages not able to compete Increased minimum wage Bad press Independent personal trainers Lack of publicized events Increased liability of aging infrastructure Security/safety Pricing out of senior market Water Recession/economy Changing demographics Societal changes toward isolationism, group activities Staying relevant: services, programming, trends Weather Transportation Deferred maintenance/aging facilities Private recreation i.e. orange theory Any tax is a bad tax Apathy among aging citizen Apathy among younger generation, may not understand benefits of fitness or what Foothills offers, no sense of community Battle complacency with neighborhood events and block parties Terrorism/threat to safety Financial malfeasance What happens when all available parcels are sold? Catastrophic event Overpopulation - inability to meet needs of residents Drought Fire Godzilla Competition w/ private enterprise for revenue Trying to be everything to everyone Community wide uncontrolled drone threat - create opportunities to drone zones Another failed mill levy - financial Flood zones - natural disaster

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Continued competition Complacency of not maintaining facilities, etc. Aging facilities IT threats Safety/traffic/pedestrian threats Water supply Expanding rental growth - residents don't pay taxes Tree diseases and pests Generational differences - aging seniors, disinterested millennials Cost escalation - health care, labor Competition Youth club sports Natural disasters - drought, floods Liability Competition for labor No sunset on mill levy - how the mill levy is worded Droughts Economy Competition in health clubs

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Millennials interest should be represented - disc golf, bmx, wine tasting National/terrorist threat Lack of information and communication to district, not understanding, transparency Better at community involvement and visibility Not evolving - should be willing to change and adapt

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Survey Comments

What is your overall impression of FHPRD?

Great facilities but over price for what they have to offer almost as expensive as 24 hours fitness . Awesome summer programs in the park We have had several classes get cancelled at the last minutes due to insufficient attendees. For any class if you have even one person signed up, there should be a class. When people sign up for a class, they get excited about it and when you cancel the class, people have a bad opinion of Foothills. Also, my experience with the aquatics department is that it's very unprofessional. We have had a number of aquatics experiences that lack follow through and the teaching skills needed to fulfill the activity. Golf and Zumba experiences have been GREAT! I think that you have excellent programs and facilities. I wish foothills would spend a bit more time communicating about their programs and where our tax dollars go I wouldn't say unfavorable but I'm disappointed to see our lands being sold for private development. I'd love to help look at other ways to solve our financial crisis to avoid selling off land. I am a resident but don't attend any of the foothills recreation centers. The classes I'd like to take are not at a time I can make them. There isn't much in the way of options. Also, you have to pay for Yoga classes separately from your membership or punch card. South Suburban Rec centers don't do that. If you had more classes like South Suburban....I'd probably switch. Unfamiliar with customer demand, new opportunity, does not view services as a business. Not familiar with customer service, for example, I have never seen foothills attempt to improve the experience of using their facilities. Foothills thinks that its constituents are lucky to have fooothills but in reality foothills is lucky to have its constituents. I feel you did not put enough effort into the recent bond issues. One or both should have passed with more education and an all out blitz. Spend some money at the golf courses. I pay money to enjoy them. I do not pay money to use the park. Also spend money on the baseball fields Foothills are the not in very good shape. I don't like the fact that FHPRD, or Jefferson County no longer cuts down the weeds growing rampant on the sledding hill. Not only do they now mow along our fence line, the weeds had silk pods blowing all over our flowers and cushes and you could not pick them off. We need outdoor Pickleball courts! I am not in favor of the sale of our OPEN SPACE land, or how the board likes to call in 'vacant land'. Leave our land alone! Rising costs, limited open swim hours I signed up for a class last year (a class I had been attending for a year previously) the teacher was fired in a very inappropriate manner. No notifications were sent out to the students and refunds were very hard to obtain. To many prairie dogs! Great facilities. But in need of deferred maintenance. Mostly due to poor leadership and financial decisions that has spanned years. How does one get elected to the board. Current board members....where did they come from. I have asked many people and no one knows when there are elections ...how you guys got elected? again no transparency why are you selling all the vacant land and greenbelts. where is all that money? what have you done positive lately to convince people to raise your mill. you look like a big non transparent corporation hiding information and facts about $$$$$. Overall programs are excellent. A few (gymnastics, art) have had bad reports because the lessons are taught by people who don't know what they are doing. I have heard recently that gymnastics has turned around but our instructor had never done gymnastics in her life (a few years ago). I have not heard any good feedback regarding the art class. Just seems disorganized. Website is not user-friendly at all. Trying to get questions answered about the before and after care programs was a nightmare. As a first time user of the program, it was just frustrating. I believe that the programs leave a lot to be desired and there is a lot of money wasted. The golf courses are forced to carry the revenue load for the rest of the district and lose out on opportunities to upgrade because of this. Not happy with the 55 minute playtime for mens softball. It should be seven innings. Foothills golf course is amazing. Very well kept, all three golf courses are taken care of. Totally recommend the experience. Selling off open space/foothills land. No respect for the legacy of area development and land set asides. I would like to see more group activities for seniors. Very difficult to get swim time between the pool being completely closed for Masters, swim team and meets I miss the senior pot lucks Out of district prices are quite high -- Roxborough residents are out of district for both Foothills and Douglas County rec centers. Swim and gymnastic classes are taught by teenagers who know nothing about teaching and are giggly and more concerned about socializing. Foothills has spent too much on programs down south and not in their northern communities Foothills has spent too much on programs down south and not in their northern communities Most rec centers/pools are located a long distance from us. I think Clement Park is in terrible shape and that is what I use mostly. you have a lot of good programs for soccer moms but not for the person that works all day and is looking for programs at night Clement park could be a little more clean. The bleachers, when watching softball games, have trash all over. Better restrooms. Your letting Clement Park fall apart. Fees are to high. Everything is outdated. Clement park has not been kept up over the years, or managed in a professional manner. Would like more classes late afternoon and evening. Board members have closed minds and make decisions without public input. Foothills does not give discounts to employees of Jefferson County, even though they give HUGE discounts to the firemen. So many other facilities give some type of discount for state workers that we've started using them instead. The only unfavorable thing I've encountered in a dirty pool at Lilly Gulch (on several occasions). Not enough facilities and investment in my area. Clement park is a complete dump now. The softball fields are terrible. The bathrooms are a joke. The place smells like feces. It's terrible. Weaver Hallow fields are NOT mowed. The weeds get so tall around the pool, skate park, and the baseball field. I hate the paths mowed so the baseball people have access from Youngfield st and I hate the path mowed from the street to the skate park. Also make the baseball people park in the PARKING LOT and not in front of housed on Youngfield St. Use of funds is not prioritized to areas where it is needed. Stop selling open space property! This short sighted approach alienates people in the district that will now vote against any mill levy increase. Not just the property owners near former open space property, but the entire district.

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Mostly the condition of the soccer fields and cleanliness / quantity of bathrooms. Compared to other fields in the state, Foothills fields are the worst I've seen. I wish Weaver Hollow Pool did not have the 15 minute "adult swim" period - no adults would expect this at this kid-friendly pool. The indoor pool at the Ridge could be a bit warmer. prairie dogs are not cared for when land is sold. Lakewood has better youth uniforms. The trail new my house is in horrible shape and has been for the past 15 years

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I know that budgets are tight. GREAT new addition to Ridge playground. Women's locker room at the Ridge needs updating, cleaning, repairs and a swimsuit dryer machine. I personally know that Columbine West Pool has issues. It is a tired facility in bad need of updating and the pool is leaking. I think a decision as to it's neighborhood value needs to be addressed. I am in favor of helping all youth achieve swimming skill competency and every effort should be made to encourage parents to enroll their children in swimming lessons. Keeping this pool open would provide another venue for children to receive those lessons. Places are clean and well maintained. Ridge Rec Center locker rooms are often dirty, specifically the womens' showers Clement Park is being loved to death. I look forward to any upgrades the budget allows. Indoor pool at lilley gulch needs updating. Love the gymnastics gym at lilley gulch!!! The Clement Park main playground bathroom is hideously dirty and dank. In the Canterbury neighborhood park on Vista View Drive, the lawn looks terrible. The sprinkling system has never worked correctly (there are many bare spots where the water doesn't reach) and there are so many weeds. We have concerts in the park there and it sure would be nice if Foothills would take care of this park next year. Please put it down as a priority. The exercise room for Fit for Life in Ridge is consistently hot. The temperature in the large pool at the Ridge is downright chilly for seniors wanting to do water aerobics. I think that participants should be able to buy a pass that would allow them to go to a variety of paid classes. When I work out at the peek it is always too cold. When one is on a tread mill getting warm is better for ones muscle to be warm or even hot. What a waste of energy and money. The people over at lilly gulch don't have air conditioning in the gym. Stop wasting money. I appreciate your efforts to maintain your inventory and offer classes / activities at a reasonable rate. You have a tough job and I don't understand why the 'wealthy' voters won't help out. You are doing a great job. Were I retired I would use your facilities much more. I aim for weekly yoga, but miss half because of work/travel. I love Tuesday morning gentle yoga! I just signed up for the hiking club and hope to make a quarter of the hikes. Neighborhood park(blue heron) and trail through sunrise creek neighborhood could use more frequent visits from maintenance/cleaning crew and more police patrol. Tends to be trash laying around and a good bit of dog poop. Also appears to be a lot of people meeting up to buy/smoke pot at blue heron. Lots off folks waiting around in parked cars, then a mother car pulls up and they get in one car. Schaefer Athletic Complex building needs air conditioning Need more reclining type lounge chairs at Weaver hallow. I can't watch out for my kids with the flat ones! Why are the park lights not turned on anymore at the Sunrisecreek park at night. I like to walk my dogs but now it is too dark! Which trails? Is there a map of trails available? Another ice sheet at the Edge would be great! For those not retired Pools are kept at too warm of temperature for a quality swim workout. Meadows staff does not listen to regulars about improvement recommendations to speed up play, and does things to actually make play slower. All district trails are good for walking dogs but it would be nice to see foothills use space to cater to mountain bikers and trail runners. The last time we went to Clement Park, the big slide was badly damaged. We haven't been back since. I haven't used most of these facilities, so I don't know about their condition. The ones I rated 'fair' was because I haven't been able to visit them and so have no opinion. Clement Park needs a lot of attention. It's pitiful. I love the staff at Foothills Golf Course Easton could use small bathrooms. I rated Clement Park poor only because of the work needed which was defeated by the electorate. The park itself is beautiful and I use it every day! Need to heat the arena in the winter months. The trails and drainage in our neighborhood need repair (Meadows Sanctuary) More and better maintenance needs to be given to the neighborhood parks, specifically the Ridge at West Meadows Park. We visit Clement weekly for softball games. That whole ballpark area is a disgrace. The temporary bathrooms have been nice. I wish the bond had passed for improvements. I voted for it! Also, the dirt infield is dangerously hard and chunks of concrete are coming through the batters boxes. Our local park, eagle meadows needs repairs. The tennis courts are unplayable. And the park itself is not a very fun or creative place to play. It could use some shade as well. Pickleball please Both Foothills and Meadows golf course clubhouses are in need of updating. As stated before you should use Hyland hills as an example of facilities that have been kept in good condition. The parking lot at both foothills and meadows are in terrible shape. At foothills the parking stripes are nonexistent and cars are parking willy-nilly because of this. At meadows, the asphalt is turning into sand. As a member of the senior club at Meadows that plays on Wednesdays, why can't I use my player's card? It's a bad policy. Great job mitigating the geese at foothills - what about meadows? Geese and crap everywhere. If foothills was full of geese crap, I would start playing at fox hollow or other courses in the area. Most parks are very well groomed and maintained. 9/10 Most facilities are decent condition. 8/10 Some smaller parks and Schaeffer complex and trails and Fehringer disc golf course could use more maintenence 6-7/10 We golfed at Hyland Hills golf course a couple weeks ago and were amazes at their clubhouse and the surrounding golf course area. It is so nicely maintained and up-to-date. Foothills should take some suggestions from Hyland Hills. I noticed this year in particular that the neighborhood parks are not as well watered as in the past. If the golf courses had better food service we would eat there often, even when not playing golf. Fox Hollow and Homestead have great food. Indoor pools are excellent for grandkids

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The places we attend are very clean and well taken care of. Everyone seems knowledgeable Could use some upkeep, but it's not bad enough not to go enjoy your wonderful facilities! I love the Ridge pool. Lilly Gulch seems old-fashioned in comparison.

A lot of the pine trees are dying or have died at the Meadows GC. Would like to see new ones planted that could grow up and improve the look and playability of the course. The Columbine West pool needs updated I live and use the Wingate South Park Trail every day. The trail is in bad shape and needs to be resurfaced, nothing has been done to it since the subdivision was construction back in 1983.. Also there is a major beaver problem in the drainage area that causes water to back up onto the trail. It could also be a flood hazard with the downed trees. You do a great job on the trail removing the snow so that we can use the trail all winter. Keep that up please!!! Foothills PRD needs more money I hope that the remain POT free and clean....these are for family and kids to have fun not to do drugs in. There are some that are more worrisome then others. I hate to see this and the trash left behind when I take my kids. Lilley Gulch pool is outdated (dark, plain)...I much prefer ridge for lap swimming. Would like policy to change to let parents ride pool slides with kids or catch at bottom like other city rec districts (i.e. Lakewood). Clement Park very outdated (would love to see something similar to Center Park in Centennial). Fehringer Ranch is nice when it is properly maintained (mowed) I am thankful for all that Foothills Park and Rec. provides. We use many of its services and love that we have playgrounds to take our children to and Recreation centers to take valuable classes at. I live near and use daily Easton. I am always tempted to pull weeds, trim trees and generally improve the physical condition of the park. I rarely see more than one FHPRD staff working the area on any given day. I always vote in favor of increased funds for our parks and facilities. Love the golf courses, they are in good shape with good workers. HOWEVER, please find a way to rid the courses of the giant prairie dog rodents! When one of us comes down with the plague or breaks a leg from stepping in a hole, it opens up a whole new problem for the district. Clement's pretty much reached its' full potential Easton could use work but it's still good Fehringer Ranch disc golf course keeps getting better and better but should receive more attention. Meadows and Foothills golf courses seem to have reached near full potential too Fehringer park needs more attention to its disc golf course Some of these parks are showing their age and it is time people stepped up and gave for funding for these facilities. Some of these parks are showing their age and it is time people stepped up and gave for funding for these facilities. Please more quality disc golf courses. A championship level disc golf course would be a huge asset to the community that could host PDGA A-tier and National tour level events. The outdoor cabanas at Weaver hollow are way too expensive, most days they sit empty instead of protecting kids from the sun. It would also be really nice to keep the pools open later in the summer, esp on the weekends. It is still very hot and we could be enjoying the facilities. The park district if very nice. I used to live in the South Suburban rec district and thought that was really nice. I wish you didnt have to run 13 times around to make a mile on the indoor track. Deferred maintenance. Could be nice. Clement park could use some renovations. The amount of people enjoying this awesome park has taken its toll on some of the playground equipment. The bathrooms need to be expanded and better maintained also. We back up to Woodmar Square Park and love it other than when it snows- the sidewalks along the street don't get shoveled. We visit Clement Park a lot- the closed bathrooms and lack of working drinking fountains make it so we don't go often and it is incredibly dark once the sun goes down because of lighting not being on or being hidden in the trees. We like going to the Ridge to swim and our son does summer camp at Lilley Gulch. No complaints about the Ridge other than the life guards are very young and most times unable to control other out of control teenagers who are in the pool. We like Lilley Gulch for summer camp other than the room gets very hot and the kids start to get over heated. Would love to see a third sheet of ice be built (currently there are two sheets of ice) at the Edge Ice Arena. There are many dogs off leash at Fehringer (and other trails). Most are friendly but many run up to joggers and dogs on leash and this makes them stop their activity. A few are untrained and dangerous. I like dirt trails much more than concrete. Please keep these areas available. Thanks for all you do! The Ridge pool has had issues with it's water features for years. It is often cold and often in disrepair. All of the facilities need some updating to attract the new generation of kids, teens, and adults. Clement needs some new attractions. For being the size that it is, being in a high traffic area, next to a pond, and next to a high school, it should have more variety and attractions. Lilley Gulch gym needs new ventilation system. Ridge women's locker room needs some updating. Meadows golf club is so outdated! The neighborhood park by Alpers Farm needs work, please either finish or at least put sod down so the space is usable. I have only played the par 3 and Executive course at Foothills Golf Course, but the greens are often a little rough and there is an excess amount of goose poop on the grounds. However the price is decent and the view is great. The trail around clement park needs some repairs and the grassy areas are starting to show wear. Lots of goose poop (probably uncontrollable with the amount of geese around) The Ridge bathrooms/locker rooms are not very clean most of the time. We love the pool but will often time leave wet from the pool instead of using the locker rooms. We wish that Lilley Gulch had a little kid pool. shower water was real cold last winter! Pool water also cold! I go to Lilley Gulch for the occasional HOA meeting. I go to the Ridge Recreation Center for yoga classes. I go to the outdoor pools, namely Weaver Hollow and Deer Creek. Bottom line: I do not use any of these facilities enough. Foothills golf course is one of the busiest courses in Colorado, however the pro shop and restaurant are not designed well. Not having a restroom on the main level to help improve turn times is a problem. Both courses should have electric carts to improve the environment and cost of running them. Vandalism is an issues, more security is needed at both courses. Cleanliness needs improvement at the indoor pools

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Weaver Hollow park needs updating and it would be great to have some big kid swings! Also, please don't use the green plastic - it is too hot to play on. It seems other colors or types of equipment conduct the heat less, so for future improvements, please keep that in mind. Also, Weaver Hollow pool never seems to have enough tubes, especially double tubes. Seems like money could have been used more wisely for tubes or shade cover than the cabana areas that were built that, from what we observed, didn't seem to be rented very often at all! Clement seems to be holding up well at the play area at the top of the hill. Some of the lower area play areas could use some updates, but overall it seems to be doing well. It would great if Foothills made the Ridge a Seniors Center I attend the Buck Center in Englewood because they offer more for Seniors and it is more fun to do things at that center. Love the ridge pool Occasional dogs being walked without a leash, make bigger signs? The Ice Arena doesn't have enough ice time for all of the user groups which is retarding growth. Clement Park is a great Park that needs some updating. LG needs Free Wifi connection! Wayside Meadows park is not a good choice for kids baseball games. It lacks seating, is on a hill which makes setting up chairs difficult and does not have soft grass. Please change this location. Fields at your parks (Clement Park, Powderhorn, Woodmar) are in terrible condition. There's tons of holes/divets that make it very dangerous for the sports that practice there. My daughter stepped in a hole in the spring and badly sprained her ankle while at soccer practice at Clement. The fields aren't watered enough and the grass isn't maintained It's usually way too long, need to get maintenance crews out more often. It's an embarrassment when other clubs/teams are the visitors to games and they see what our fields look like. The indoor pools and locker rooms at the Ridge are much nicer than Lilley Gulch. My family and I HATE the goose poop all over Clement Park. We can't walk anywhere in the grassy areas without stepping in goose poop. We recently cut across the grass from the lake to the play ground and there was goose poop the entire length of our walk across the grass. Often the sidewalks around the shelters and lake are full of goose poop too. Parks are for having fun, throwing frisbees, putting down a blanket and having a picnic but I have to take great care to find a place that isn't full of poop. It feels like it is a toilet for the geese, not a park to enjoy. We love the playground areas and walk around the lake often. Some of the parks need updates. New equipment. Cleaner grounds. All the goose poop at clement around the lake makes it harder to work out around..... Seems like it never gets picked up. The rings are the pools are nasty. We live in the Wingate South subdivision and which is connected to Foothills Open Space. The older kids' park has been replaced recently and is in excellent shape. The toddler park slide structure is still fine but the airplane and horse need to be replaced. The biggest issues are that the asphalt walking trail needs to be resurfaced and we also have a major beaver problem in the pond and have lost quite a few trees in the past few years. Many of these dead trees are just laying in the pond and could easily become a flooding issue by backing up the flow of water in a heavy rain. At one time Foothills had a matching funds program with local HOAs who had Foothills parks in their subdivision and this is what allowed us to get the toddler park and the basketball court. It would be great if a similar matching funds program could be started up again. Trails- I live in Lakehurst west and the trails here are uneven, weed infested, generally a mess. Weaver Hollow pool- pool is fine... locker/bathroom rooms are gross. Therapy pool not as hot since you turned the temp down 2 or 3 years ago. I spite of what you said in a "6 " page (or how many pages it was) that you did not turn it down. Would like more fenced dog parks in foot hils. Foothills Sports Arena needs fans--it is incredibly hot playing in there with no air circulation... Need more basket ball courts. When I have been it always seems to be crowded and hard to get access to some activities. The bathrooms at clement park are gross. Parking could be expanded and some of the playgrounds of the indoor features at lily gulch could be updated 6th Ave pool is a nice pool, but the bathroom/changing rooms could use some updating. The Deer Creek pool is geared to little kids. Not deep enough. The softball fields are not in good shape. The stands are dirty. The dugouts are dirty. There are no toilets. The whole building is condemned. The baby swings at the play ground are filthy. Today I walked my grandson to the lake and it was hard walking with all the goose poop. There was hardly any grass we could sit in it was so filthy. Even the concrete sidewalks were dirty. The therapy pool at Ridge Center needs to be warmer. It is unpredictable and often almost chilly. With a sufficient budget it would be better. Would like to see that the indoor pools are warmer. it's not very inviting for my 1 1/2 year old. The Ridge pools are very good and clean. Lilley Gulch is disgusting with mold rampant in all ladies showers The Ridge is the cleanest facility I've ever used. Still looks like it just opened. Need more parking options at Easton! Need new shade trees/structures to replace old/dying trees at parks and on trails Overall the Ice Rink is a beautiful facility but there are some issues (floor coming up etc) that detract from the otherwise excellent facility. Lilley Gulch is really dated and just feels old. I love the gymnastics offerings there though. The indoor pool is very blah. My son did swim lessons there and we will always try to get him into lessons at the Ridge. Most of the time everything is very clean Clement park could be a little more clean. The bleachers, when watching softball games, have trash all over. Better restrooms. Need working water fountains by the ball fields at Clement Park I know the irrigation needs replacing. Trees need to be cut down in several parks Lilley Gulch desperately needs more family changing rooms for the pool. Clement Park is in disarray. What once was a beautiful and progressive park is dilapidated. The concessions and restrooms by ballpark fields have been condemned. It awful! Please restore the usefulness and beauty to Clement Park. It would be nice if the swimming pool at Lilley Gulch could be heated and maybe have a slide added in to attract more families there. Outdoor facilities are used heavily and one outhouse or no outhouse is not sufficient. Would really be nice to have updated equipment and or cleaner updated landscaping at my neighborhood parks wayside meadows and Laurel park in columbine knolls south/estates. Mossbrucker Park has needed to fix brick edging and fix playground equipment for the two years we've been going. We're there at least 3-5 times a week. Lilley Gulch seems to need some updating when compared to The Ridge and Peak I'm a cyclist and use the paths throughout the district quite a bit. Not only are they always well maintained during the summer months, they're ALWAYS cleared in the winter making it very easy to still get out even though the Colorado weather made itself known. I can't tell you how much appreciated that is. Ladies shower rooms could use some work - Ridge especially has some showers that have no hot water. Also, more cleaning as they can get pretty grubby by evening. Never can understand why it takes so long to check in at the front desk. Sometimes takes up to 5 minutes when there are only 3-4 people in line.

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Clement park has suffered , particularly Johnson reservoir. Surface runoff has made it almost toxic with algae bloom at times, The little docks are in disrepair, covers missing Love Clement Park, we walk around Johnson lake several times a week. Was glad to see the ratty torn sails removed but sad that they were not replaced. This really makes the park look dumpy. Please replace the sails, they were great and lasted a number of years. Now the area's have nothing that makes them stand out. Although the facilities are aging, Foothills does a good job of trying to keep them clean, working and updated. it would be great to have a bigger rock wall, I love hockey and skating. Edge Ice Arena is a superb, well run facility! What's the deal with Fehringer Ranch Park? I live across the street, and didn't even know there was a formal entrance off Nelson street. It only looks like an undeveloped d. What else will be there and when will it be built? Also, the part of Weaver Gulch that goes under Simms needs to be cleaned up. It looks like a toxic waste dump and I so dislike having to walk there to get to the other side of Simms. Not sure you all manage Donkey Hill behind Lakehurst Village Townhomes, but I live in one of those townhomes and have my sleep constantly disrupted in the summer by people partying or talking loudly in the wee hours of the morning on the hill. We've call the cops more than a few times. Not sure what you can do to help this situation. Even a sign with hours of use would be helpful. Thanks!

I haven't used the facilities in a while, as my children are older now. However, I was impressed with the facilities at that time and they appear to be just as good if not better. Lillygultch kids on the move no air conditioning in the class room been complaining about that no one does anything and also keeping the kids outside for to long in the hot weather which is not good for them Clemet Parks parking area by the skate park has become a hang out for teenagers and young adults who are kind of threatening. My 4 year old son loves to ride his bike on the skate park but I cant take him often because they are smoking, smoking pot, cussing, drinking, in the skate park, and even worse walking through the parking lot they are hanging out playing music and doing all above and look at you threatingly when you walk through "their area". Something needs to be done about this or this park will become too dangerous to bring our kids. We live on the edge of the district - because of this we see the direct comparison between the Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County trail system. Jefferson county is in recognizably poorer condition. Additionally while we have partaken in Foothills sports with our kids (swimming lessons and team sports) we are kind of disappointed because we feel like we have hit the wall. There isn't much in the way of sports or team sports for RECREATION for ages 12 to 17 - everything seems to be through the schools - which is just not a good fit for the majority of kids who want to play sports to keep fit. I appreciate the work Foothills has put into to keeping its facilities up to date, but it seems as though there is so much in that arena that everything gets just enough attention - nothing gets the full maintenance that the usage would demand. When we are able to utilize services - we are impressed and like what is happening which to us means that our problem is we live in an area that is under-funding the recreational district and are losing out on opportunities in our community because of it. The previous survey about a water feature at Clement Park wouldn't let me choose 5 (as instructed) for items I consider priority, nor was there a place to offer additional feedback. I hope you will apply these to that survey: 1. shelters for shade 2. Benches 3. Interactive 4. wading creek 5. restroom access. I would make more use of the parks if there was more shade. I cannot take the heat when the sun in bearing down and will stay home rather than go out where there is little to no shade. I liked the white tentlike structures near the water at Clement, but they have gone missing. The benches along the walk need cover, and there need to be more restrooms around the lake. I cannot make the complete loop without a rest stop, so I do not walk it anymore. Hate the fact that you keep selling off land. And killing prairie dogs. I swim at the Lilly Gulch pool 3-4 times a week. The pool is constantly dirty with band aids, clumps of hair, etc. Not enough facilities in my area... Have to drive too far to enjoy newer, nicer facilities. This is a great resource, especially because I work so my time is limited, and it's wonderful to go to these places with the grandson and my other grandsons when they visit (pools especially, and the recent update of Ridge center play area, with zip line, is great). Clement park is deteriorating. Sails over pieres were taken down and never replaced. water runoff from grass onto the sidewalks. bathrooms are closed during the winter. People still use the park and need to use bathrooms.

Indoor pools need to be heated more. Outdoor pools need extra cleaning. Columbine West pool building needs updated. Parks are all in good condition. The upkeep at the golf courses has gone down dramatically, even with all the rainy weather we had earlier in the year. Foothills used to have some of the best greens in the metro area. Now they are in terrible shape. Would love to see Weaver Hollow stay open after kids go back to school- at least until Labor Day would be great! Parking at Easton Park needs to be improved (cannot accommodate all of the activities going on) The Ridge indoor pools and the outdoor pools are too cold for children. The golf courses are nice and kid friendly. The Peak community and wellness center could use some updated equipment but overall is nice. I adore and thoroughly enjoy and use Peak and Ridge ALL the time... I have been a Jefferson County resident for most of my life and I have seen Clement Park go from a park that used to be considered a destination to one that now just "exists". The facilities and grounds are absolutely horrific. The potential for its use and potential fundraising opportunities are enormous. The pool at Lilley Gulch looks dirty all the time Facilities need updating and not just those in south jeffco! Trails are in poor condition on foothills property. Lilley Gulch pool is much older than the Ridge pool, so it's in poorer condition. WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE SENIOR TRAIN & MOUNTAIN TRIPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. N. RAICHE All outdoor parks have terrible restroom facilities I know there was talk of it, I hope Clement Park gets a face lift. Especially the tennis courts. The family cabanas at the Ridge indoor pool are always disgusting. Those teenagers you have for lifeguards should be constantly swabbing the cabanas down to wash away all the nasty bacteria and HAIR, so disgusting. They shouldn't just be lounging in the office when the locker rooms/cabanas need constant cleaning. The construction has been a big reason we don't visit as often. And, it's disappointing that the outdoor pools don't stay open until Labor Day. The facilities are fine, but are beginning to feel dated. And, it's tough to have the childcare of the peak, rather than the ridge if I want to take fitness classes or use the facilities there. clement park shelters need a lot of work--the grass is mostly weeds---the open space areas in Sunrise creek subdivision are just fields of weeds tunnels along trails have problems... holes in floor & water dripping from ceiling ( Lilley Gulch trl, at S Wadsworth Blvd); tunnels flooded for long periods of time( ex. the one I looked at this a.m. underneath S Simms St, s. of W Quincy Ave has been flooded with standing water for month), other tunnels frequently have deep mud/water (2 on the Dutch Creek trail) and the one under S Pierce St), other problems - broken/uneven trails , trail on dam in Blue Heron park needs work, . icy in tunnels in winter

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It is very fortuitous that baseball diamonds, and other sports fields are provided for youth. That is the only way I know the parks I do. I umpire baseball all over town, and I have become aware of which fields are well cared for and which are not.

How satisfied are you with FHPRD's services, programs and/or facilities: At the Peak the massage program is a JOKE! Great idea and pricing but the therapist are unreliable. The program needs an overhaul. It's a wonder benefit to have but more aggrevating trying to set appts. and hope they show up. We would like real swings instead of baby swings at Weaver Hollow park. In past, customer service at the peak rec center has been questionable. When new to faculty, staff were rude, demeaning, and not helpful when tried to check in at desk. Usually nice people man the desk at the Ridge and Peak, The reason I put dissatisfied about events is I attended Doggy Dip. It was too chaotic and someone threw a hard ball right into my chest. I had no idea where the ball came from. I will never go to Doggy Dip again. Would be nice to have more parks with port-a-potties & shade. Would be nice to have more a.m. weekday swim lesson options (like 9:30 to 10 also, instead of just 9-9:30) or an a.m. weekday swim lesson option at Lilley Gulch. I have lived in the FHPRD for a couple of decades. I have seen Clement Park go from a raw open space with dirt paths to concrete paths, grassy knolls, covered shelters and great summer festivals. I applaud the effective use of the Park but it is in need of renovation. To see broken concrete, rusty garbage cans, graffiti, untrimmed bushes encroaching on west side of bike path, stinky water and goose poop it is becoming very uninviting. Every effort should be made to keep this park in good condition because of its high visibility and usage. We love the Summerset Festival! While I am generally satisfied with the current state of all Foothills facilities I am extremely unsatisfied with the absence of single-track trails in the district for trail running and mountain biking. I would love to see some of the undeveloped park space dedicated to single-track mountain biking trails. There is a complete lack of these types of trails in the district, if Foothills wishes to compare themselves to other regional districts (Highlands Ranch/South Suburban/ KenCaryl/ Willow Springs) they should consider spending less money on golf courses and outdoor swimming pools and more on trail development. Area high-schools now have mountain biking teams and it would be wonderful if Foothills created trails and a practice track for them to utilize. Sites specifically amenable to this type of development are: the open space that was being used as a disc-golf course east of the Shaffer athletic complex, the open space directly south and west of the Peak and Ridge Recreation center, the open space around Easton Regional park and lake. It's clear to me that the maintenance budgets have been stretched thin. Thank you for trying to maintain the vast array of facilities within the limited budget. as a working couple there needs to be more options for the weekend, there are many classes for people during the day who dont work but no selection of classes for the weekend for those of us who work. More lighting on Clement trails would be nice, better weed control in neighborhood parks (Woodmar Square is the one I am most familiar with, I used to live by it for 28 years). Senior classes should be scheduled more frequently to reduce the numbers of the people in attendance. The gym at the Peak is way too small and during the winter is overcrowded in the mornings. If this could be expanded it would certainly be a help to those working out. Also, could an instructor be available to show people how to use the equipment safely and correctly? You may know better than I but sometimes my feeling is that there is quite a bit of bureaucracy for the fitness programs. Ex: breaks are taken for staff and not for the good of the participants. We could use more Pickleball court time - days or hours at Lilly Gulch. Very popular sport! We average 18 people per pickleball day (rarely less - frequently more) and these are usually older folks (50 to 78 years old) that take care of the equipment and are easy to get along with others using the facilities. Staff has been fabulous and manager Alice has treated us very well. Website is difficult to navigate. Sign up period for sports is too short. The reason I put dissatisfied about events is I attended Doggy Dip. It was too chaotic and someone threw a hard ball right into my chest. I had no idea where the ball came from. I will never go to Doggy Dip again. I wish there were more early morning yoga options. See comment above about neighborhood park. Need more presence from foothills to curb illegal behavior The previous ballet instructor was fantastic. She was a great instructor and very technical. Foothills replaced her with a new instructor who is mediocre at best. Is there a way to get rid of all the praire dogs??? The ice rink needs a third rink Love how the flyers lay out exactly what youth sports programs are available. I think your windows for sign up are good. Clearly communicate when game schedules are available and typically meet that date. I've had some confusion with soccer over practice location vs game location in those flyers though. We use your before and after school care at Hutchinson elementary and that has been inconsistent. Would like to use you for summer camp but your 3 day/week offerings are too rigid on the days allowed. Foothills doesn't maintain the paths through my neighborhood (Westbury) even though there are signs for Foothills posted in those areas. It is important to have the Silver Sneakers program Mossbruker Park has an ongoing issue with prairie dogs that I have addresses with appropriate FHRD personnel. I know they are in the process of resolving this issue, but it is taking a long time.

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I've lived in district one year now but still unfamiliar. I am active and do ride my bike down the Platte River trail but don't know much else but parts of the Columbine trail. Swimming lessons are not at the level I expected and need to be taught by adults and not teens. Teens are not good with keeping track of kids or working with the kids that need additional encouragement or attention. Lilly Gulch pool is too cold and not appealing to use. I think the parks I have used are lovely, but there are almost no facilities in them for very young children. All the playgrounds seem to cater for children over 5 years old. I would my children to participate in youth sports programs, but I think they are too expensive. I have dealt with the kids sports directors on many occasions and they are doing a top notch job. They are ALWAYS courteous, professional, and respectful, and I will always sign my kids up for sports through foothills because of them. Spend money on the golf courses. They need a major facelift. Especially Foothills Golf Course. The staff is awesome but Foothills G.C. needs a major facelift. Some Porta potties are nasty. Love Foothills and the work done by employees each day. Clement Park is used by so many events and Foothills staff and volunteers take good care of it. Not enough fitness classes offered after work...cater more to seniors Lilly Gulch only offers a gym and pool for after work activity. I know you could use more funding to keep up. More updates and maintenance needs to be done for neighborhood parks. Pickleball- I am driving to other districts to play outside. Last item, see comments about golf courses above. Based on the taxes we already pay, these facilities(Ridge, Edge, etc.) shouldn't charge more to use them


I enjoy my MS Pilates classes but I will have to drop them after this month as they are too expensiv4e for me to continue. I used to do 2 a week, when my Husband retired I dropped to 1 a week, now I will have to discontinue. The Foothills swim lesson program is really not up to par. After a few years of trying different classes, we found it to be so hit-or-miss: some teachers were excellent, some were terrible, and you never knew who you were going to get because the online catalog doesn't tell you the teacher's name in advance. We finally just left Foothills completely for private swim instruction.

I have tried to learn rock climbing but the schedule stays set at times that conflict with my job. It would be nice to have varying schedules so I could learn and enjoy rock climbing in the foothills area. As financial resources shrink the quality of programs and services does as well. I am not sure I understand why the mind and wellness classes at the Peak are an extra charge. We would get an annual pass, if they were included. I also wish that at least one outdoor pool was kept open later into September. It is still very hot on the weekends! We have also not had the best experience with the swimming lessons. It is a gamble based on the quality of the instructor you receive. The Flip n Dip teachers have been great, but my kids did not benefit from taking the other general swim lessons. I'm new to area (3 yrs) My grandchildren have used Lilly Gulch The food service at Meadows and Foothills golf courses is terrible. I would stay after golf or come for breakfast and lunch if the food service was better. We leave after golfing and head to Fox Hollow or Homestead golf courses to eat. I believe if a new food provider was implemented, those courses would increase revenue even without a liquor license. I am considering taking classes at the Peak center. I was sad there aren't more early morning classes (at 5 or 6am.) Your facilities are great, more community information needs to be available. Wish there were more fitness classes like Zumba during the daytime hours. Also wish there were more offerings for kids gymnastics. Most are offered when my little one is in PreK and then they fill up before I get a chance to register. The Edge ice arena is the best in the state in terms of the facility. The only thing I'd change is the persistent smell of hockey sweat (it's remarkably awful for a rink) by creating some kind of ventilation system to clear it out throughout the day. Other than that, this is the cleanest and most comfortable and accessible rink ( seating, parking, signage, ice quality, machines, etc) in Colorado. Wish there was easier way to schedule and cancel massage appts Lilley Gulch has a great area for gymnastics and is a great program, wish there was more classes or room in classes, they fill up super fast. I won't swim at the pool at Lilley Gulch it seems just gross. I do like the pool at the ridge and seems to be maintained well. I wish there was a sauna/steam rooms or a real hot tub for adults. The dance teacher I am a Senior and some Seniors through their insurance can participate free. I get a discount if I go to Blue Cross (my supplemental insurance) to get a coupon. Realize there is a Sr. break, but I cannot switch my Supp. as it is related to my former employer. Would like a better break for over 70 if possible. Was extremely disappointed to learn of the removal of Schaefer's disc golf course. It made for an excellent warm up to Fehringer Ranch's longer holes. I enjoyed playing them both. Wondering where Schaefer's replacement is going to be... my ongoing beef is that there are no half year memberships for senior citizens, although there are half year memberships for adults, children, etc. It's as if senior citizens somehow don't rate. I live here only half the year so every year, I register a special plea for a half year membership. The options that have been pointed out to me cost more, per visit, than a half-year membership would cost. Seems discriminatory. need to replace the overhead covers at clement park on the small piers. Lots of kids feed the ducks over there and in the summer can be very hot with no shade. need the overhead covers back at Clement park on the small piers Some of the smaller parks seem underfunded while parks like Clement or Meadows/Foothills courses seem very overfunded. You have done good things with available funds. Increased funding would allow for needed upgrades and maintenance. You have done good things with available funds. Increased funding would allow for needed upgrades and maintenance. I know better things are planned, but I was highly disappointed to lose the disc golf course at Schaeffer. We've also been disappointed by the instructors in swimming lessons, or maybe for a better way to constructively put it there is no information setting clear goals or pass fail criteria. The instructor time in class is not long enough, and not knowing what to work on with the kids outside of class makes swimming lessons through foothills a waste of time unfortunately compared to competing programs within the community. So many of your classes and programs are during the day. Please offer programs evenings and weekends so that working parents can allow their kids to participate. Also if you could offer more of the daytime fitness classes at night that would be awesome. even your survey sucks! like foothills it goes around in circles My children went to the preschool program which we thought was excellent, and we liked the staff very much. Much of your staff is excellent. Overall I feel we get a great value for our cost to participate in Foothills programs. I coached the CARA volleyball program for almost 4 years; spring and fall, both Lilley and Ridge. The length of time for practice was not long enough. Some of these families look to get their kids into some good programs and can't afford the "club" prices. I think that more effort or different strategy for hiring coaches should be considered, not a parent that get's pulled into it and knows nothing about the sport. I volunteered, but maybe you should think about raising the price of the program a little and give a coach some incentive. I also have played volleyball at the Ridge for 4 years. The new season begins this Sunday, Sept 13, and we haven't even got our schedule yet. Disorganized! As I mentioned above, it was very difficult to get answers about the before and after care program. No know was ever available to answer the phone or at the desk. in past swim lessons only for a few weeks, instructors kept changing weekly. Easton needs more parking too many people for the slots available.or make alternatives( high school) better known to people I would give Foothills golf course 5 stars Clement Park needs to have all of the playgrounds updated. Clement Park playground and the walk around the lake need better maintenance and/or repairs to existing equipment. This survey keeps dropping--- heard to input Lilly Gulch gym needs air conditioning You seem to have alot of problems with your computor systems it's either the people using them or the system itself.I tried numerous times before we got my account straighten out I had bought 10 visits then when i went to use them they we on an old account that i was told was deleted.room for improvement here. I find the website a bit difficult to use to find and register for the yoga classes or locate a pool and its hours. In general, I find that the facilities could use a good sprucing up. Minor repairs, paint, minor updates. I voted in favor of increasing the amount of money for parks and recreation. I would like to see a fly fishing activity added. There is Lake Lehow about 15 minutes from the Ridge which could be used as a hands-on classroom. Contact me if this is a possibility. If you google Foothills Golf Course is shows hours of operation from M-F 8:00 -5:00, closed Sat and Sun. Customers often call to confirm that the course is open.

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Edge ice skating programs need more freestyle and low freestyle sessions. We need afternoon freestyles on Wed and Fri and a more logical schedule on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (sandwiching a high freestyle session between two regular sessions makes it very challenging for getting the lower level skaters on the ice for practice and private lessons. The higher level skaters can skate in the high and regular, so it makes a lot more sense to have high sessions start or end the sessions for the afternoon/evening). Also, once the skaters in Learn to Skate make it to level 4, the punch card should be for figure skating sessions, not open skate. You could give a punch card for 4 figure skating sessions instead of 7 open skates and it wouldn't be that much different in price and you get your skaters where they need to be for practice instead of trying to fight for a spot to safely practice during open skate. On that same note, some of the private hockey coaches that give lessons during open skate are so rude and have so little concern for the safety of the open skaters or the figure skaters that it is dangerous. You should consider special hockey times, similar to what the figure skating program does, for the the more advanced hockey players to run drills and keep them off the ice during other times. I enjoy the programs at the park like the concerts and plays in the evenings Being new to this side of town I'm not very familiar with much outside of Governor's Ranch, however I have tried to find park information onIine and would like to see more on not only what's available but who it's geared toward. There is hardly anything geared for young toddler age children. Everything seems school age based. There is minimal shade especial at or near playgrounds anywhere and nothing solid surfaced. And most equipment becomes too hot to even play on especially for kids still needing to crawl up steps or lean on the equipment. I can't imagine what families with special needs kids or kids in wheelchairs do. I would actually like to see more variety in equipment and more for older kids too. Every park feels the same More shelters at the parks that aren't so expensive to rent The information provided to public I think is too general. The booklets only have general information. I think the website is a bit clunky to navigate. In signing up for a few things now I have figured out where to find things, but it took time. I would love to use more trails, but find it too laborious to figure out based on maps given and little information about trails themselves. I would be interested I taking classes but your childcare would be in another building which is not ok with me. We have enjoyed baseball and ice skating lessons and how those programs are run. I must say that I was disappointed that in k e skating lessons we were given information on getting private lessons as well to boost performance. I think there are too many programs pushing performance rather than children enjoying a sport or multi sports and enjoying physical fitness. I don't think people in the district appreciate the district as much as they should possibly because they aren't aware of what the district does/offers. Maybe more awareness would increase use and help with getting mil levies passed. Need more beginner level programs for 11-16 (dance, swim, etc). They do not want to be mixed with 5-10 year olds. Would love to see more pool time for swim teams with area for kids to properly perform dry land exercises . More Free Skate ice time that is not chunked into undesirable times I think most of the customer service is good. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to help. I like the relaxed yet professional atmosphere of the fitness and wellness center. The parks look terrific and green thanks to all the rain we've had this year and the groundskeepers seem to keep them looking good too. The tennis courts at the park in Williamsburg II subdivision are way past needing repairs, I'm just wondering if anything will be done with them like repair and resurface or will they continue to deteriorate. Some of the fees for out of district makes it hard to enjoy everything to the extent I'd like too My daughter and son-in-law tried the swim lessons for our grandson who is a toddler. They felt that he did not get the basic skills they were expecting from the instructor. That being said, my husband and I take him to play at the Ridge pool once a week and we all love the pool! My husband also has been pleased with the fitness swim exercise classes that you offer. We both are part of the Silver Sneakers program which is a wonderful benefit for both of us. I have recently been looking more into Lakewood's summer camps as they have more fun classes at much better prices. Turn the heat back up. More dog parks and training activities. The adult soccer leagues program needs more hands on supervision from whoever is directing it. The front desk staff is inconsistent in implementing any rules/regulations. No supervision = poor and inconsistent service at times. Would like more open climb a sessions at the Ridge wall Flyers for programs, classes, memberships is very confusing. Swim lessons, unless you pay for private, are nearly useless. Local parks are not maintained very well from lawns, trees etc. I've enrolled my daughter for private swimming lessons with two different instructors and both times they failed me as far as commitment to show up to teach my daughter to swim. Spoke with Megan Brown both times and all I got was a refund for my inconvenience but no reassurance that the instructors will indeed show up for work. This is a paid private lesson = job = not a favor. Please assess your current process and policies with your employees. For the skating program I feel there needs to be more freestyle times available and low freestyle. It would be nice to also see another rink in place to accommodate the skaters and be able to have more public skate times that are in the afternoon and evenings. For swimming lessons I feel that the class sizes are typically too large and kids are sitting on the wall for a good portion of the lesson. For outdoor pools I feel that the temperature of Weaver Hallow is way too cold, my kids would barely swim in the pool due to cold temps.

You need more pickleball courts!!! I think the offerings are so wonderful and most all the facilities are lovely! Customer service is always pleasant and friendly. The only improvement I see are in the Schafter facilities, which are sort of dirty and smelly. The Ridge indoor pool does not have anything except the slide and wave pool. No place to actually swim except where the diving boards are and so many of those are for laps and diving. Not for swimming at all. Maintenance at Lilley Gulch is practically non-existent. The lack of AC in the gym is dangerous. I don't think it's the business of the park district to pay for day care. You should not use tax money to compete with private businesses. The only thing I use is the softball fields at Clement and they use to be nice but no longer are. See above. I've been using those fields since they opened about 32 years ago and have seen them decline over the years.

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The swimming pools should be open later in the evenings and on weekends. People want to work out and take children to the pools in the evenings. This IS family time to do it. When I asked why the pools closed so early, an employee told me "Because employees don't want to work at night. We want to go out and have fun." I am sure that you can find people willing to work in the evening so that family swim time could be extended. Yoga classes are needed after work and in evenings. Not everyone can take classes during the daytime.

Foothills in general has been more limited in necessary upkeep because of voter support. They do an admirable job in light of resources. I understand these are community facilities, and you can't please everyone. I wish there were more time options for fitness programs. I would gladly support a tax levy increase to maintain excellent facilities and allow for reasonable pay increases for employees I signed my daughter up for 2 different session of swimming lessons and a gymnastics class. During the first swimming lesson session the water was freezing, we went to 3 of the classes and she was miserable the whole time. We thought we would try again the next session and take a break since she was only 16 months we didn't want to traumatize her too much with the cold water. I never received a reminder about the dates of the next session nor did I receive a reminder about the dates we had her signed up for the mom and tot tumbling class. Life is crazy, i have 4 children and rely heavily on reminder emails that so many organizations provide once a service is paid for. By they time I realized we were half way into both the swimming session and the tumbling session there was nothing anyone would do for me as far as refund or offering another class instead. The lady at the desk was not helpful at all and basically said it was my responsiblity to keep track of these things. I understand that to an extent, but I dont see how hard it would be to send out an email at the beginning of a session to remind customers what they signed up for exactly again. Need more options for classes on evenings or weekends, especially children's (swimming, ballet, art). The classes that are offered at this time fill up fast. Also, I think swimming classes should be a 4:1 kid/teacher ratio, I would pay extra for this. There is a lot of time where the kids are just standing/splashing waiting for their turn We are losing a lot of trees in our neighborhood park that are not being replaced. At some point there will be no trees & therefore no shade. The ice availability at the Edge Ice Arena is far too limited. There are not enough public sessions and only 45 minutes of low freestyle ice each week is unacceptable. The set up of the schedule is illogical with high freestyles being placed between two regular freestyles. It makes it very difficult for low level skaters to schedule lessons and have adequate practice time. We need more ice time in the afternoons, especially freestyle sessions on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. I have been extremely impressed with the drop in day care at the Peaks Community and Wellness Center. The staff is fabulous and my son loves going. However, the hours are far too limited! Opening earlier both in the morning and in the afternoon would benefit all of the programs at the Edge, the Ridge and the Peaks. I would also pay a higher hourly rate for the staff to be licensed to change diapers and for my son to be able to stay longer than two hours. While Lilley gulch is currently a great pool. It would nice to see it or the Ridge expanded to both include a high and low dive or to expand and include additional boards at the Ridge. In addition to expanding and adding additional room for seating for high school swim and dive meets and then perhaps the ability to hold regional and state meets and the Ridge. I only marked the daycare and camps as dissatisfied because for years my children were able to get into summer camp and now it's so busy and popular that returning summer camp kids can't get a space. Its very sad and disappointing not to be able to use the resources close to us, just because we don't need daycare during the school year. We have been forced to go elsewhere. Kids night out is a great program! Also the middle school after school intramural programs are great! I appreciate that the indoor pools stay open as I have heard they are not profitable. I try to use them often The Clement park docks could look more appealing and the bathrooms to function. The parks could use more edging along the sidewalks. Fix Clement Park Would like it if could try to get individuals to coach the leagues who are not necessarily parents who may not have the knowledge of the sport. Also, if the swim lesson instructors could be a little more forceful with their lessons and push the kids to the limits, that would be better. I feel like once a child has reached the 4th level by age 4 or 5, they are stagnant from that point on as they are repeating everything they learned earlier and not being pushed to actually try to float by themselves. I would like to see Clement Park get a little extra love (bathrooms especially). I miss the shade covers over the water lookout areas. I think the care of our parks would be better if you were given adequate funding to support it. The defeat of the budget request was a major setback. I am very pleased with all of the programs and facilities I have used. I love my Sticks And Pucks workouts! I swim, ride a road bike, ski, do Sticks And Pucks workouts. A hockey workout is the best (and most fun) all-around workout! We love FHPRD and feel lucky to live in an area serviced by it. I think you all have great services. We participated in Pickleball temporarily and were surprised how many services and programs you offer. Great work! I feel that some of the playground equipment could do with a cleaning and some items need to be replaced. Overall though the FHRRD does well with the resources it is given. More children's sports and arts/music would be great. The staff at the Peak are outstanding! However the current set up, and enforcement of gym rules has been lacking. A few people consistently use equipment without cleaning the benches or equipment. They will use 4 to 5 pieces of equipment at one time. With a free weight room as small as Peaks, this makes it difficult to have a fun and effective gym workout using free weights. I have noted this many times to the staff, but I continue to have this negative experience. Lastly, the rearrangement of equipment in the free weightroom area is not conducive to a good workout and I would say somewhat dangerous. The squat rack is very close to the dumbell rack, and many times I have, and I have seen others bump the dumbell rack with a heavy barbell. We really need outdoor Pickleball courts. The new teacher in Judd on the move at lolly gultch is not very good at communicating the teachers also don't know how to handle miss the old teacher. Very displeased this year with the whole program bullying going on in that class room. Having then outside for more than an hour in the hot weather. Keeping them outside when it rained again on Clement Park - something needs to be done We do like what is offered - but see that there is a lack of resources to care for all of the various facilities. Some facilities should be updated. Please consider a third ice sheet at the edge. The edge is currently over capacity and a third sheet would be well used immediately. We attended a few of the mommy daddy and me swimming classes at the ridge and were very disappointed. One girl just read a few songs from a piece of paper and stayed at the edge of the pool while we all held our kids in the water. And the next one was much better with kids but it might as well have been called a music class while standing in water. There was no instruction given to parents on how to make kids more comfortable in water or start them learning the very basics. It was nothing more than just going to our neighborhood pool with our kids and listening to someone sing kids songs. I have since enrolled our kids at A-1 Scuba's swim lessons and both my kids were floating on their backs independantly within a few lessons (2yo and 10month old) Very pleased with Senior programs, particularly Siilver Sneakers.

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Not enough facilities in my area... Have to drive too far to take advantage of programs as well as newer, nicer facilities. Just feels like most of the parks and rec areas are outdated. They certainly don't provide enough shelters, tables, kid friendly areaa for the number of people that use them. Would love to see something like the award winning Centennial Center Park in Centennial!! quality varies depending on instructor and coach. Some are very good with little kids, some not. Also, the swim lessons when my grandson was 4 were not fun. Kids got chilled waiting their turns and the young woman instructor didn't seem very familiar with working with little kids . . . Our Fit For Life program has been waiting forever for a replacement instructor. So far we make do with what is thrown at us. Not a good thing for the program or the participants. over 50 sports leagues would be nice.....soccer, softball,volleyball, etc.... The batting cages at both Clement and Schaefer need to be upgraded. The old style of the throwing arms are out of date and continually need to be maintained. The spinning wheels are the way to go to give consistent pitches. The trails are well taken care of in the winter eg plowing the concrete paths. The trails are well taken care of in the winter eg plowing the concrete paths. My three boys have benefited from numerous foothills sports programs over the last 10 years. I have appreciated having a fun, learning-centered flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball programs. My children also did tons of swim lessons that were great. We've appreciated the customer service from Mike Hanson over the years and love that he knew who are boys were and always checked in with them season after season as they grew. We've taken advantage of the $3 Thursdays and previously the $2 Tuesdays to swim at the outdoor pools although always found the pools to be too chilly to enjoy even on hot days. I don't use the facilities as much as I once did now that my kids are grown so my answers are somewhat ambiguous. I appreciate all the offerings of Foothills, just need to fit them into my schedule! Some times the programs dates and times do not match the brochure which causes inconvenience and confusion. If possible it would be nice if there was more adult yoga/other classes coinciding with the children's classes so moms can get in something while the kiddos are busy at their class.:) Understand maintenance of existing facilities takes money, but the facilities and trails in the northern part of the district are neglected. Trash cans were removed from our neighborhood greenbelt several years ago. There's been a definite uptick in littering since. It's frustrating because we have Westbury Park in our neighborhood as well, so someone is already coming there to collect trash - picking up 2 more bags less than 1/4 mile away doesn't seem like it would overwhelm Foothills. I realize there are many reasons why it might not be feasible, but I wish the outdoor pool in my neighborhood was earlier and later both season wise (i.e. before school gets out and after kids go back to school) and earlier and later in the days. As an adult without children it would be nice to be able to use the pool more, and as a person concerned about sun exposure, being able to swim in the early morning or even would be much better for me. Sports Arena needs a more efficent cooling system. Way too hot. My son goes to sports camp and has often come home ill he is so hot Pickle ball program needs a little sprucing up. Suggest running a winter tournament. Facility is great except the PB lines are very hard to see. Suggest a thin red stripe on the edge of the lines. It would be nice to have some spray parks around Foothills District. We have to travel a good distance to find a good spray park. The fountain at Clement is not great. We need some like the Surfside Spray Park and Ralston Center Park, Ralston Road and Garrison Street or even an area like the Spring Canyon Park in Fort Collins. The is an awesome park, playground, spray park all in one. Need more programming for kids classes and activities. Swimming lessons and some of the sports offered are disappointing due to choices and instruction I wish Foothills offered tennis leagues to play USTA/CTA matches. Easton Park is hidden Fehringer Ranch park is a wonderful buffer which has untapped potential (paraglide rides?) Peak Wellness Center desk staff tend to be very slow Ridge Rec Center showers are hit-or-miss (water flow) A couple outdoor pools seem so rundown Swim lesson instructors (teens) quality of instruction varies widely - Mommy-daddy-baby class quality also varies depending on teacher. Feel more could be done to let community know how much they depend on Foothills P&R as an affordable, accessible, everyday option for recreation (so it is hopefully supported via mill-levy voting) Enjoy the special events - some very creative! Looking forward to red, white and you!

There are not enough art, dance and gymnastics classes for young children on the weekends. The classes that are available fill up very fast. Most parents work and we cannot be available to take our kiddos to classes on a Wednesday morning. More Saturday and Sunday options are needed. Thanks. Playgrounds could use more shade features Blue Heron park needs work on the trails and the shelters--the sprinklers need to stop watering the streets

How do you rate the quality of operation and maintenance of FHPRD's Parks System?

Not all parks have equipment appropriate for toddlers/young children. Slides too high, no safety swings, etc. The car show this year was horrible. You should bring back sponsored car shows. There has been increased vandalism of the playground and picnic shelter at Weaver Hollow Park recently. Parking during large sporting events at Easton negatively impact our community. People park illegally making it potentially dangerous for parked cars, pedestrians, and those of us attempting to leave our community or get to our homes. They have parked in our neighborhood and often cross Coal Mine illegally. Finally the noise level is disruptive to our neighborhood. The supposed berms do not block the sound of coaches yelling and screaming at players or parents screaming. We really dread weekends when sports events, especially extremely large events are being held. We celebrate when they are weathered out! While I am generally satisfied with the current state of all Foothills facilities I am extremely unsatisfied with the absence of single-track trails in the district for trail running and mountain biking. I would love to see some of the undeveloped park space dedicated to single-track mountain biking trails. There is a complete lack of these types of trails in the district, if Foothills wishes to compare themselves to other regional districts (Highlands Ranch/South Suburban/ KenCaryl/ Willow Springs) they should consider spending less money on golf courses and outdoor swimming pools and more on trail development. Area high-schools now have mountain biking teams and it would be wonderful if Foothills created trails and a practice track for them to utilize. Sites specifically amenable to this type of development are: the open space that was being used as a disc-golf course east of the Shaffer athletic complex, the open space directly south and west of the Peak and Ridge Recreation center, the open space around Easton Regional park and lake. There is always graffiti on shelters and playground equipment. Trash cans at parks need To be emptied more often. with the sale of land next to the rec centers, the parking and traffic will increase to create overcrowding of the parking. unfortunate that selling the land around the facilities ruined such a beautiful location to work out. I just joined the hiking club.

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Schaefer Athletic Complex needs air conditioning. Easton Park employees are awesome and friendly Have taken children to Weaver Hollow Park - trash around the shelter there is horrible at least 1/2 of the time we visit. We now come with our own cleaning supplies when we visit so we can clean before we use the shelter. Parking at the Lilley Gulch Recreation Center - the back 1/2 of the parking lot has really bad pot holes. The praire dogs have to go at Sgt. Timothy Mossbrucker Memorial Park. There are several parks in the area that have a barren feel for the lack of trees and shrubs throughout the park. Which also make them less appealing on a hot day for lack of shaded areas. One that really comes to mind is the park at Sunrise Creek Park. I would encourage you to expand the landscape of many of the parks in the area, you could look at some of the most popular parks in the city of Denver to get ideas. Parking at Easton on a Saturday in fall is very challenging. I rated poor on natural resources stewardship because of the selling off of our open spaces and the regular extermination of prairie dogs. I rated poor on natural resources stewardship because of the selling off of our open spaces and the regular extermination of prairie dogs. Prairie dogs issue at Mossbruker Park Some parks a little weedy and poor sprinkler coverage but it is probably due to lack of finances. The quality of the structures in the playgrounds are fine, but there are too few infant-friendly elements. The crews are great Clement park parking lot, above skate park is a disaster. Always dirty , cigarette butts and empty plastic bottle galore. Way too many kids smoking pot in their cars over there. I don't even take my kids there anymore. It's too dirty. Needs a community cleanup and maybe a cop once in awhile. People suck, they litter even when there is a garbage can close by . There are a lot of young adults who are congregating in the Ridge At West Meadows Park parking lot every night until well after park closing hours, smoking marijuana, destroying the port-o-potty, and other loitering activities, and it seems to go unnoticed with no intervention. Some of the small "pocket parks" could use more frequent playground equipment upkeep and cleaning (e.g. painting over or erasing graffiti). I'd like to help eliminate noxious weeds from our trail systems but I don't know where to find that information. Wish there was a way to control the dog poop but I know it's mainly irresponsible owners. I have visited Parks with my grandchildren. But have no idea the name of the park. Usually everything is excellent. Leave the open spaces as they are. You guys are destroying our views and our wildlife's habitats. We used the shelter at Lilley Gulch Rec Center one Sunday morning and it was a mess when we got there. We had to clean it up ourselves before we could use it. I miss the sails at Clement Park. same comments before about drug use in the parks. We need to keep these parks for clean fun. grass on soccer fields is way too long; parking at Easton could be improved; playgrounds are dated and could be renovated In a sun-challenged area of the country, I would hope to see play areas that are somehow shaded, by trees or some type of roofing strategy. I hate to take my grandchildren to play on burning hot slides, etc. the turf quality at the neighborhood park by my house is overrun with weeds. In fact it is mostly weeds that is mowed over. Mowing is not often enough and the weeds get high and ugly. Also the trash can there can be overflowing sometimes since lots of people walk that way with dogs. On a good note, 2 new big trees were planted last year. Hopefully they make it since I rarely see them being watered. Mowing has been great at all parks except for Fehringer. Fehringer needs more regular attention. Places in Clement Park look like a dumping ground. Skate park and play grounds are dirty and unkept. Some of your sprinklers spend more time watering the sidewalk then the grass. Most are well kept except Alper's Farm needs work. There is security? I don't like to be chased by dogs. I own and love my dogs but would never take them to a public park off leash. When Clement Park has a social event, parking is horrible and pedestrian crossing gets dangerous. trappers glen park, the asphalt sidewalk has huge holes that looks like a dually park truck made now are mud holes,the shrubs along the ditch heading east are very overgrown ,this makes a great hiding spot for felons which we had an assault last week,these need to be reduced anyway as these shrubs are taking over,stainless steel slides are very hot in summer an are too hot to use allot of the time but overall the park is goodand the grass is kept up. The tiny parks in my area need more toys. I walk by these open spaces of nothing but grass with a tiny plot of jungle gyms. The grassy areas seem to be good for exercising your dog or letting them run and poop. But the actual developed park area just seems too small. Since the park closest to my house has been established, there is always someone using it every single time I walk by. Really. need more trees around the parking lots at the ridge and the peak Need port a pots at the little parks Get rid of all the Russian olive trees. They are an invasive tree that needs to be eradicated from our parks. Signage needs to be improved a bit. Still some dog feces in the parks and people walking dogs off leash. At least once a year or so I also see golfers out tearing up the grass. It would also be nice if you could eradicate the prairie dogs from the east side of The Meadows Golf course. Lights not working in parking lots! Bathrooms at clement are disgusting, possibly severe health threat. I don't think lawns are the problem but some the playgrounds could use updating or more equipment. Also again the goose poop around the lake See above comments regarding conditions of trail and trees at Wingate South park. Again.. I live in Lakehurst. You put in a new playground recently on Surrey and left the old playground to rot. No trash cans there so people just throw trash. Bees have moved in. Weeds galore. If you aren't going to man it... remove it. Also the trails around lakehurst are a mess. Security? for a while these past 2 summers the picnic shelter in Lakehurst park has been a huge drug exchange area for teens and those of us lining the park have had to police it and call the cops about it. More fenced or off leash dog parks. Lawns looked horrible this summer at Clement especially. I am only familiar with the Estates Park. The trash removal is not good at Clement and the bathrooms by the playgrounds smell like an outhouse! Bike paths need to have the metal posts at the entrances painted . They are dim and difficult to see. Ive never seen any type of security personnel. The soccer park(Coalmine and Simms) had a new playground put in a few years ago. It now only accommodates older children. Nothing other than swings for 5 and under. Stopped going and had to start driving to another park. Like I said - we a losing a lot of trees that are not being replaced. The parks need to be updated, especially Clement. The lake is looking blah, the parking lot is not in the greatest condition, it would be nice to have more water features, and perhaps a brick pavilion where a fire could go during the fall/winter/Spring and people could sit around and enjoy the view of the lake with the playground and volleyball court near by for parents to watch their kids. I wish there could be a restroom facility at Blue Heron Park. I am aware of the past problems but wonder if a soulion could be found.

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Like seeing sheriffs on bikes on trails. Not happy with people not picking up dog waste (right in front of me). Love the concerts at clement. Love the rubber ducky hunt in January The trash cans around all base/softball fields could be monitored more often, especially those by the high school. Fix Clement Park Need more bathroom facilities for the amount of people. Update wayside meadows and laurel park in columbine knolls south/estates. Wayside meadows is over gown with Russian olive trees and bushes that are completely out dated. Laurel park has no shade around play ground and there is still equipment there from when I played at the park when I was a child and I'm 33 years old! I'm sure I would enjoy other facilities, but I don't have time to use them because I play hockey and ski so much. I am a resident of the Dancing Willows Townhome Community and walk through Dancing Willows Park frequently. Seems like the grounds are falling further and further behind in general maintenance despite the maintenance teams efforts. Items like sign maintenance (are they clean and readable, reflective if the are suppose to be. I'm guessing that none of the STOP signs in Clement Park reflect anymore in the light of one's vehicle headlights), tree care (pruning of landscape and native trees seems to be years behind in schedule) Many signs, especially the ones around Eaton on Coal Mine (but only because I see those all the time...maybe your other signs too), have peeling paint or other cosmetic problems that make them look run down which affects the image of FHPRD and it's facilities even though it's just the signs that have problems. As for trees, again because I'm there all the time, the trees at Powederhorn Park near the parking lot keep getting vandalized. They have been snapped in half or run over numerous times...usually on a Saturday or Sunday night. I see this when I walk my dog there the following mornings. Would be nice to replace the trees and also try to work with the neighbors to encourage them to look out for vandals and call someone if they see anything. Trash removal at Powerderhorn is also a big issue. They'll be a weekend soccer or lacrosse tournament or football camp. the trashcans will fill to well past overflowing. When permitting special events at the park, please require that additional trash cans be brought in. Or have FHPRD staff visit the park at the end of each day of tournament/camp and empty the trash cans. The only negative I see is that they cut down most of the trees and brush at Harriman Lake. That was a major part of its beauty. Not sure you all had much control over that since it was owned by Denver Water. It would be nice if they planted more trees or wildflowers there. I don't feel safe at Clemet Park anymore Lack of restroom facilities is my biggest complaint. Kids especially have to go sometimes and can't wait until they get home. It's a little embarrassing sometimes to have them go on the ground at the park when there are other people there. Treat prairie dogs horribly. Our kids don't like playing in the green/open space because the grass is too long and they get tripped up in the long grass a lot. They're unable to run around on the grass. There's security at the parks??? My son uses the Skate Park at Clement as often as I can get him there. I have always found that the Foothills maintenance department seems to do a great job with keeping the parks clean and free from trash and the grass mowed well. Our neighborhood park got an upgrade and that was great to see. again - disappointed Foothills kills prairie dogs when sells land. May need signs pointing out additional parking on very crowded days at facilities again - info signs at entries to indoor and outdoor facilities so folks realize how much they depend on parks for recreation/quality of life many community playgrounds need more shelters for shade new playground at Ridge Rec Center is becoming pretty amazing! nice one at Lilley Gulch too. Again, Clement needs a face lift. On more than one occasion this summer, I noticed suspicious older men hanging around at the Alpers Farm park. I have never encountered any issues that would require security to be called there are some significant drainage issues on the west end of field 14 at Schaefer. Giant ditch that someone will definately get hurt in as well as the resulting mud pit that ends up in the parking area. I have taken ceramics and had very good impression of facility. Need more shade parking availability varies greatly between parks.. some only have street parking, natural areas = places you don't mow or rarely mow and pretty much don't do anything there ?

You know, I was working at Clement Park last Summer. I was on one baseball field officiating a game, and a parks employee started dragging the field on an adjacent field. He did not seem to care that he put up a cloud of dust that interrupted our game, forcing us to quit until it subsided. His only concern was for getting his field done, and not for the havoc he was causing on adjacent fields. I understand the need to maintain the fields, but a little bit of common sense needs to be used here as well.

What are the most important features or amenities in a park for you?

Living trees! Non bike trails for those of us who can't jump out of cyclists way easily. Shade (either from trees, playground equipment, or picnic shelters) I like the pickleball courts in Coronado Park and use them often. Trash cans Volleyball courts a huge dog park would be awesome Parks can draw people to them if they have an enchanted look to them. We need a pump track for mountain bikers. Golden has one, for example. Please use open space to build single track for trail runners and mountain bikers Shade is an important and often overlooked feature. trashcans for me to put trash A safe place to walk dogs. adequate trash cans and removal outdoor pickleball courts mowing, water new trees at edge

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Do not use the Parks Dog bags & trash cans Viewing the wildlife. I use Robert Easton park, I didn't see it on these lists? Shade. events open to the public, fairs, festivals I love trails I can walk or run. Shade is important Trash cans Have obstacles or fitness challenges along trails or in parks with a trail nearby. With instructional signage. all are on list are important Shade trees or structures for the benches would be nice. There is not good parking at Harriman Lake,their is plenty of space on the west side of lake ,so people don't park on the streets, there is ample space on the west side of park for a parking lot,for handicapped people or older people it is a long walk from the east parking lot. I like to walk, so I'm usually passing through a park. Water and potties would be most useful to me, so I can walk farther without carrying a water bottle. They need to put outdoor pickle ball courts in! trash cans for dog poop If a dog park, make it a nicer larger dog park. Not just a square patch of grass. ...Something on a much smaller scale of Chatfield Reservoir dog park with a small shallow pond for the dogs to play in, trees for shade for both humans and dogs. A place to sit. Although I like the water park and it adds to the ambiance, it would not be as important overall. Would love to see people clean up after their dogs. There are many times when you have to look down to make sure you are not stepping in feces. Wish Clement park had NEVER been opened to dogs, so detracting to see and smell the feces. People are so entitled these days, they want everything and don't want to clean up Keep parks safe, simple and natural. Don't waste money on electrified signage. watching and enjoying wildlife Restrooms could be the placement of port-o-potties behind a screen of sorts. There is a community garden? Where? I'd like to sign up! SHADE!!!! Clean Shade more xeriscaping and native plants/grasses which use less water and are appropriate for our dry climate Trash receptacles Shady areas! I miss the time when Clement was dog-free. I mainly use the parks for walking for myself and then playgrounds for my grandchildren - they are excellent Shade

What amenities would you like to see in FHPRD's Parks System that don't currently exist?

more summer spraygrounds. another skate park More shade trees near playing fields and playgrounds. More connected trails between parks Dog park Working basketball court at Clement While I am generally satisfied with the current state of all Foothills facilities I am extremely unsatisfied with the absence of single-track trails in the district for trail running and mountain biking. I would love to see some of the undeveloped park space dedicated to single-track mountain biking trails. There is a complete lack of these types of trails in the district, if Foothills wishes to compare themselves to other regional districts (Highlands Ranch/South Suburban/ KenCaryl/ Willow Springs) they should consider spending less money on golf courses and outdoor swimming pools and more on trail development. Area high-schools now have mountain biking teams and it would be wonderful if Foothills created trails and a practice track for them to utilize. Sites specifically amenable to this type of development are: the open space that was being used as a disc-golf course east of the Shaffer athletic complex, the open space directly south and west of the Peak and Ridge Recreation center, the open space around Easton Regional park and lake. Splash pads that aren't at a pool. Public and free more benches More playgrounds for different ages and water fountains Fenced dog park Fewer geese and prairie dogs. It would be nice to have some out side pickle ball courts.you have tennis courts with no one on them. What a waste. Wouldn't mind seeing some outdoor Pickleball courts. In an absolute ideal world...more splash pads, and bike/running trails that connect. I find myself driving to the platte river trail because it is one big connected trail. May e I just need to research foothills parks trails a bit better. Off leash dog park more open space Water play areas for children. Dog park. Maybe a designated parcel for a prairie dog town. Outdoor ice rink like at Belmar. Dog park. Maybe a designated parcel for a prairie dog town. Trees and proper irrigation to ensure their survival around the perimeter of parks, so families can enjoy parks longer, year round. A disc golf course, since the other end by Schaffer is closed now Bicycle trail connections. More shade by the playgrounds and more benches More dog parks See above Play structures for infants. More shade provision (e.g. fabric sails). A local splash pad. Better lighting during evening hours! More dog parks if possible. outdoor pickleball courts

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shade flowers- xeric outdoor pickleball courts more dog parks and maintained trails outdoor Pickleball We would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a splash pad added at Clement Park! A shorter disc golf course than Fehringer, like the one that was at Schaeffer. Separate paths specifically for bicycles, perhaps a circular track so I can park and get a lot of exercise without biking on heavily trafficked roads I think a splash park would be great. Splash Pad or water feature Off leash dog parks. More dog parks I don't think we have any. Water features Water features/splash pads A place to sit and watch the birds and other wildlife. You don't have that because you keep killing them off! A splash pad for kiddos. Took my daughter for the first time to the fountain at Clement Park a few weeks ago. It was on a Friday, at 1pm and 90+ degrees out and it wasn't working. Even not working you could see how old and in need of care and updating. So many other areas in greater Denver have splash pad components to their parks. Playground equipment updates every 8-10 years, if feasible. More trees. Dog Park A splash park would be great Swimming pools at Clement. More splash pads Handicap accessible playgrounds. And by "accessible" I mean a child with a disability is able to entertain himself/herself; not merely get to the playground and be able to do NOTHING Playground like Center Park in Centennial Community garden dog parks restrooms Splash pad at Clement Park mountainous trails, but I think that they're mostly out of the district Just better upkeep. Quality, championship level irrigated turf / tree disc golf park More Disc Golf I think providing a playground of sorts or a ropes/obstacle course for kiddos 12 and over so they have a safe and fun place to play would be great! Updated water park / features Fehringer Ranch Park needs to be supervised for dogs off leash. sunscreen stations Have obstacles or fitness challenges along trails or in parks with a trail nearby. With instructional signage. Splash pad Water features in every park. parking at Harriman,it could be a good fishing lake but very little signage telling what is in it. Either add more portapots or keep the existing ones cleaner and better supplied. A herd of soccer playing children make a mess out of a single portapot. ew. Big expsensive option would be to add permanent toilets, like those well ventilated pit toilets where the bacteria friends swim around. a dog park that is walkable distance from Kendallvue Elementary School Swings at Weaver Hollow Park for older kiddos. replant the trees at Harriman park Soft solid surface playgrounds with shade Na Splash pads, more use of the area around Alpers Farm Park for fields or toilets or something Baseball fields that drained better or had artificial sports turf more police Billiards More fenced in dog parks. I know, big ask but you asked. ;) Unique playgrounds like Ridge, exercise stations. Dog parks would be great - as far as I know, FHPRD doesn't have any. Sand park More splash pads I'm not sure what they are called but ropes to climb like they have at Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and at Centennial Center Park in Centennial, Colorado Not sure but probably need to think ahead to senior needs, needs of disabled. Should do more to encourage healthy lifestyles for youth who are latch key kids, who are addicted to their screens, especially lower income people in the community. Instead of new features I'd like to see current ones improved More equipment especially at clement park. The park gets so busy and packed in the summer, and a bigger and for all ages friendly would be nice more off leash dog parks More public tennis courts A natural looking flowing stream for kids to play in, kinda like Civic Green Park in Highlands Ranch. More basketball and volleyball courts. All public restrooms. More variety of equipment for kiddos Pickleball Another pavilion at the Estates Park.

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Out door pickle ball courts Community garden More disc golf would be nice and inexpensive to build and maintain. No opinion Pickleball outdoor courts beautiful gardens and flowers grills Water Features. I know clement has the old fountains but not an actual splash pad. Water/sprinkler park perhaps a brick pavilion where a fire could go during the fall/winter/Spring and people could sit around and enjoy the view of the lake with the playground, volleyball court, horseshoes near by for parents to watch their kids. We are really fortunate to have such great parks and facilities. I would just like to see that they are well maintained for years to come. Gardens more free outdoor events and music concerts mid-week Non paved walking trails, well-maintained, flat soccer fields, a bridge across the creek to connect neighborhood access to Clement park to the Lilley Gulch regional trail at Polk near Teller court Outside exercise equipment and how to signage to promote outside exercise. Disc Golf, an outdoor pool at Clement Park Updated landscape and equipment I would like to see the water feature at Clement be revamped. A splash park like city of centennial would be amazing! rest rooms Pickleball courts More splash pads Don't sell any more land for housing developments! Dog park Soft surface trail adjacent to path around Johnson Reservoir. More dog friendly places. A place there archery is permitted. None, other than what I stated already. I mostly hike in the foothills, but wished there were more options of walking trails throughout the neighborhoods. I mainly use Weaver Gulch and Harriman Lake to walk close to home. It would be nice to have a disc golf course near Blue Heron park More dog or off-leash areas Clean Bathrooms at the parks with soap and toilet paper Restroom security, loitering rules, drug free zones Restrooms, maybe some swings that are not for babies at Weaver Hollow More restrooms and shade. The older I get, the more I need these! More basketball courts. Need baseball for 11 to 13 yr olds. Splash Pad!! We drive 15/20 minutes over to the splash pad at belleview and santa fe frequently during the week. Wading creeks and interactive, innovatiive play areas. Access to the water via boating. This is a HUGE minus for me and my family. More water fountains would be great at some of the well used bigger parks. Well kept fishing docks Outdoor exercise equipment- I don't know what its called . . like a fitness trail? Near me :) Maintenance! More permanent bathroom facilities with sinks and soap. cooler sports arena Add outdoor pickle ball courts Water features, paddle boats I'd like to see more dog friendly/bark parks in our area. Wynetka is too overrun - we need more options. Spray Parks USTA/CTA tennis leagues Dog Park More off leash dog parks People only parks. Tired of dog crap and poorly trained/controlled dogs. more tennis courts we would LOVE a splash park in the area!!! Shade Rec center closer to north area I don't have a dog, but think a dog park would be an asset to FHPRD Doggie pick-up stations

How do you rate the quality of operation and maintenance of FHPRD's Recreation Facilities?

Cardio/weight rooms seem crammed No one checks when fireworks shot off at Easton baseball fields, overnight camping, etc In addition to the "stuff" there, the people are important too! A number of your people who welcome users of the facilities don't have the best attitude. For them, it seems like it is just a job. Some aren't welcoming or enthusiastic. have teenage staff clean family cabanas constantly at Ridge Gymnastics center @ Lilley gulch is great! Although we haven't visited many facilities-- The Ridge is the only one-- we LOVE it. Foothills Golf Course needs a new clubhouse and an overall facelift. Put a recreation center in the new clubhouse or surrounding area.

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I think we have some of the best indoor facilities in the metro-area and we are grateful for them! I used to try and play racquetball but could never schedule a court so I gave up a long time ago. I haven't tried to book a court in the past 3 years. Very satisfactory Would like even more daycare options I have not been back to FHPR center since my bad experience last year. I was spending about $200 a month on classes now I spend $0 because of the bad service I received and the poor management of the classes. We used a shelter at Lilley Gulch on a Sunday morning and there was lots of trash there when we got there. We had to clean it up before we could use it. No motorcycle only spaces eally haven't used these facilities since my son is an adult now. But when he was younger, we used them all the time. My answers are based on that use. I have had my locker at the Ridge broken into twice - the staff was very helpful, apologetic, and understanding. It wasn't their fault and they made it better for me. i've never really seen any security of anything really except the daycare rust ect is taking over at the therapy pool ,look at the pool cover mechanism ,that stuff is getting old! the rust is going down the wall.The bathrooms at the ridge are sometimes very dirty,locker rooms floors don't look to be cleaned daily. Equipment at Lilly needs updating Ballroom dancing, jazz dance, cooking classes Need security cameras in parking lots No lights inparking lots. I am excited that the district invested in great quality equipment for the Peak. I now enjoy using the cardio equipment instead of going somewhere else. Could use more equipment. I'd have a membership at foothills to work out if there was more of it and better equipment. But during peak work out times it seems packed. So I have a membership somewhere else to avoid waiting for what I want to use Lilly Gulch could use some work. the bathrooms always lack being clean We don't use the rec buildings because we belong to a private gym Edge Ice Arena is great! The Ridge showers by the pool do not have enough water pressure. 1-2 do but the rest are terrible. Almost impossible to get soap off so little water. The landscaping is weedy. Especially the planting beds in front of the Ridge. I fully support xeriscaping, but it is low-maintenance. It's not NO-maintenance and requires weeding at least once a year. Question for all rec facilities I've been to. Why is therapy pools, used mostly by seniors, the farthest away from the entrance. Distance from parkling lot to pool keeps me away more often than I would like. Meadows Golf course looks great! I wish the fitness classes and exercise areas (equipment) were less expensive. We go to the local gym because foothills is too expensive. I think the only facility that seems to have a parking issue is Easton Park on Saturdays during the fall! I would like to attend some of the fitness classes - however the times they run/are available don't match with my schedule. I continue to check each time registration opens up -- but some of the ones i'm most interested in aren't available at times that work for me. AM I SOUTH SUBURBAN RESIDENT, BUT ALSO ENJOY YOUR CLEMENT PARK OCCATIONALLY The parking lot at the Edge and Ridge has lots of wasp/yellowjacket clusters around the lampposts. I think there are nests under the lamppost skirts that should be dealt with. Mostly I'm talking about the ones further away from the building. You don't have any program in a recreational facility that I would be interested in. I go into Lilley Gulch for HOA meeting once/mo. and on occasion other meetings at The Peak. I have only used the outdoor facilities.

What amenities would you like to see in our Recreation Facilities that don't currently exist?

more classes. more functional training/cross training areas. Quick dry machine that spins swimsuits dry. TV at the Ridge cardio area Outdoor Pickleball courts. Hot tub/sauna in the peak. Doggie water options during spring - summer and fall. Bathing suit dryer A splash park Spin classes Need a more compeptive weight room facility. Needs to be more like lifetime fitness. There is a large void on the southwest side of town for something like that. Later hours into the evening A new clubhouse and an upgrade at Foothills Golf Course surroundings. This is where I spend the Majority of my money outdoor pickleball courts at rec centers and parks, increase number of indoor pickleball courts particularly at Lilly Gulch rec. center Introduction of Octoball! (see you tube for example) I saw it at a camp and the kids would line up during off times to play. Cheap and easy to get a pick up game going! free child care Drop in daycare so I could attend a class or use the gym More things for adults only, especially pools. Would be nice for more adult/senior activities too Early morning exercise classes We love living in a parks and rec district. We believe it is critical to creating healthy communities. Our son is 3 and we're hoping to utilize more classes and facilities as he gets older. Sauna Valet service in the restroom and no tipping allowed. Updated kids' play area in the Ridge pool with access for kids up to age 12. Adult ballet classes in a better class room with better floors. I am satisfied with the current offering. hot tub, steams rooms/sauna More water fountains and restrooms at the Ridge Improved maintenance of signage Disc golf practice basket indoors for practice during winter months Please add Friday night babysitting and Sunday babysitting. It is really helpful to those of us who work full time. thank you!! More language classes offered would be excellent!

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More and better volleyballs for the rec programs! Have better security on them too. Updated nets and poles. Better restrooms. More and better volleyballs for the rec programs! Have better security on them too. Updated nets and poles. Dedicated yoga studios would be nice. In the past, I have taken classes next door to tae kwon do classes. Makes that whole relaxing, focusing thing a bit difficult when folks Better restrooms. are flingingyoga eachstudios other on the floor on the other side of ataken temporary, wall. ;) kwon do classes. Makes that whole relaxing, focusing thing a bit difficult when folks Dedicated would be nice. In the past, I have classesmovable next door to tae More cardioeach equipment are flinging other on the floor on the other side of a temporary, movable wall. ;) More senior cardio events equipment Better hockeyevents locker rooms More senior I'm pleased with current amenities, just keep updating equipment. Better hockey locker rooms Later weekend I'm pleased withhours. current amenities, just keep updating equipment. More off leash dog parks and trials that connect. the Trail that ends at Kipling ( between) Coal Mine and Meadows) was planned to connect over to Simms has never been Later weekend hours. completed. If itdog were complete youthat could walk over Kpling catchatbuses and other transportation. More off leash parks and trials connect. theto Trail thatitends Kipling ( between) Coal Mine and Meadows) was planned to connect over to Simms has never been Yoga as part Ifofitthe Silver Sneakers completed. were complete youbenefits. could walk over to Kpling it catch buses and other transportation. Fitness artsbenefits. would be great for younger kids. More cooking classes. Yoga asclasses part of for thekids. SilverMartial Sneakers More changing at the Lily Gulch. Fitnessfamily classes for kids.areas Martial artsswimming would be pool. greatSpecifically for youngeratkids. More cooking classes. IMore would love to see theareas Ridgeatget perhaps even a platform family changing theadditional swimmingboards, pool. Specifically at Lily Gulch. as there are no public platforms in the state of Colorado. If Foothills built a platform and expanded thetofacility wouldget easily bring inboards, more dive clubs,even helpabuild someasofthere the dive clubs to prepare kids bring in regional, possibly I would love see theit Ridge additional perhaps platform are no public platforms in for thecollege, state ofand Colorado. If state, Foothills built a and platform andeven national if the facility theinpeople to watch meet. expandedmeets the facility it wouldcould easilyhold bring more dive clubs,ahelp build some of the dive clubs to prepare kids for college, and bring in state, regional, and possibly even Make sure all equipment is wells and that there aadequate national meets if the facility couldmaintained hold the people to watch meet. cleaning supplies. Also adequate equipment for classes. More and frisby golf courses. Make racquetball sure all equipment is wells maintained and that there adequate cleaning supplies. Also adequate equipment for classes. Hair in the men's locker at the Ridge. Poor judgement to omit when it was built. Moredryers racquetball and frisby golfroom courses. Sauna Hair dryers in the men's locker room at the Ridge. Poor judgement to omit when it was built. Larger Sauna workout areas with more equipment so I can quit my gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness. Maybe a rec center closer to the north end of Littleton (285/470). There some areas prettywith robust nature classesso offered at South Suburban - Foothills seem to have aanrec equivalent - to the north end of Littleton (285/470). Largerare workout more equipment I can quit my gym membership at 24does Hournot Fitness. Maybe center closer more group exercise classes (crossfit, HIIT)at South Suburban - Foothills does not seem to have an equivalent Thereadult are some pretty robust nature classesTRX, offered Third sheet at the Edge classes (crossfit, TRX, HIIT) more ice adult group exercise Free equipment and fitness classes in our local neighborhood area...within certain boundaries. Thirduse ice of sheet at the Edge The fitness centerand is fairly small and can getlocal crowded with Seniors on some mornings. An addition with more space to stretch out/work out would be great. FreePeak use of equipment fitness classes in our neighborhood area...within certain boundaries. IThe wish youfitness had more artisamenities likeand Lakewood Parks & Rec. used to on andsome still do take classes with Lakewood even though I no longer am aout resident Peak center fairly small can get crowded withI Seniors mornings. An addition with more space to stretch out/work wouldofbeLakewood. great. Sauna or steam roomart amenities like Lakewood Parks & Rec. I used to and still do take classes with Lakewood even though I no longer am a resident of Lakewood. I wish you had more You could add and fill more Pilates classes Sauna or steam room

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From the amenities listed below, if NEW dollars were found, please indicate the level of need your household feels is currently being Frominthe amenities listed below, if NEW dollars were found, please indicate the level of need your household feels is currently being met existing FHPRD Parks System. Sufficient parking spaces met in existing FHPRD Parks System.

I'd like to play open volleyball this winter, preferably at Lilly Gulch (because it is close to me). This has been offered only on Tuesday evenings for years, and I have a conflict Sufficient parking spaces on Tuesdays. suppose that ifthis it were offered some other nobody'ditshow upto anyway, buthas I'd like tooffered see it offered. I'd like to play Iopen volleyball winter, preferably at Lillyevening Gulch (because is close me). This been only on Tuesday evenings for years, and I have a conflict Foothills keepsI suppose selling offthat open Perhapssome that'sother why evening people vote downshow any increases in tax on Tuesdays. if itspace. were offered nobody'd up anyway, butassessments. I'd like to see it offered. More lap keeps lanes with deeper water for swimming and springboard diving. Notany nearly enough in the metro area. Foothills selling off open space. Perhaps that's why people vote down increases in pools tax assessments. Outdoor More lapPickleball lanes withcourts deeper water for swimming and springboard diving. Not nearly enough pools in the metro area. Website an upgrade Outdoor needs Pickleball courts IWebsite need toneeds add...my husband and I have no kids and we are near retirement. an upgrade can never get enough open and space I need to add...my husband I have no kids and we are near retirement. Flower gardens, rock gardens, shade trees can never get enough open space The Foothills Ice rock Rink gardens, needs a lot of money. Flower gardens, shade trees Facilities are old, and the rental skates are horrible. I love that rink and I am glad it is in the community, even if it is old and needs money. But I would to see fixed up. Facilities are old, and the rental skates are horrible. I love that rink and I am glad it is in the community, even if it is old and needs The Foothills Ice Rinklove needs a lotit of money. Single money.track But trails I would love to see it fixed up. There plenty Single are track trailsof sports fields / courts in the area. outdoor metin the area. There arepickleball plenty ofcourts sportsneed fieldsis/ not courts Creating bike pathscourts that help through the area without having to share the roads with cars; smoother transitions from bike paths across streets (some are outdoor pickleball needpeople is not commute met very difficult navigate) Creating biketo paths that help people commute through the area without having to share the roads with cars; smoother transitions from bike paths across streets (some are worried abouttoopen space, my families understanding the houses behind the Ridge was suppose to remain open space and well now it's not. Sad. very difficult navigate) Specifically there playgrounds are accessible in wheelchairs NONthe EXISTANT worried about open space, my that families understanding the housesare behind Ridge was suppose to remain open space and well now it's not. Sad. New rink forthere the edge. Specifically playgrounds that are accessible in wheelchairs are NON EXISTANT Just and facilities need updating and you need to spend money on a new website! Newcertain rink forparks the edge. Pools - we could use another outdoor pool Just certain parksdefinitely and facilities need updating and you need to spend money on a new website! WHY GOLF NOT ON HEREuse ! We do notoutdoor need anymore PoolsIS- we could definitely another pool golf courses for what revenue they take. IWHY might wellNOT be asking for !unicorns here, butanymore yeah, better maintainfor the facilities we they havetake. and expand them. Tell you what, from observation only, the athletic fields in my IS as GOLF ON HERE We do not need golf courses what revenue area certainly being used! I can't ride walk by abetter park where there NOT a soccer or football or lacrosse game practice on! :D only, the athletic fields in my I might as wellare be asking for unicorns here,orbut yeah, maintain theisfacilities we have and expand them. Tell youorwhat, fromgoing observation Splash pad!! area certainly are being used! I can't ride or walk by a park where there is NOT a soccer or football or lacrosse game or practice going on! :D More Splashavailable pad!! ice time. More trails thatice connect More available time. to major thorough fairs and dog off leash parks need to be added to the foothills area. GOLF COURSES!!! More trails that connect to major thorough fairs and dog off leash parks need to be added to the foothills area. a bricked pavilion with seating and a fireplace that can look over the lake and mountains with a playground near, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. GOLF COURSES!!! The Edge Ice Arena needs an additional sheet of ice. a bricked pavilion with seating and a fireplace that can look over the lake and mountains with a playground near, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. Lacrosse fields should be added with field goals The Edge Ice Arena needs an additional sheet of ice. Paved/concrete bike trails that connect directly to the C-470 Bike Trail. Lacrosse fields should be added with field goals Instead of building new facilities, Clement Park is in desperate need of repair. Paved/concrete bike trails that connect directly to the C-470 Bike Trail. Need to fix the air conditions in kids on the move at Lilly gultch Instead of building new facilities, Clement Park is in desperate need of repair. Need more basketball and volleyball courts. Need to have baseball for 11-13 year olds Need to fix the air conditions in kids on the move at Lilly gultch Boating Need more basketball and volleyball courts. Need to have baseball for 11-13 year olds the fact that you don't even list pickle ball - the fasting growing sport in America is very telling and needs to be corrected. Boating We are losing land due to FHPR needing to sell so much ! the fact that you don't even list pickle ball - the fasting growing sport in America is very telling and needs to be corrected. We are losing land due to FHPR needing to sell so much !

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I'd like a pump track/dirt jump trail(s) for biking. Clement Park has the space and the hills necessary. Broken slides and not enough trees. people let their dogs run free in neighborhood parks and along trails... they make their own unofficial off-leash areas..... need dog poop pick-up bag stations along all trails

If there are other improvements or concerns about the District that were not addressed in question #17, please specify those here.

Sufficient parking and security Dog park/off leash area(s) creation of single-track trails for mountain biking use. Website is hard to navigate and confusing to use I think we ALL need to conserve water...so more grass is not preferable. We also live in Tucson AZ where rock-scaping is wondrous! Get with it CO! More presence in neighborhood parks add more open space, improve schaffer with air conditioning The current parks should be in top notch condition, with additional landscaping,spend money there first. Then spend money on new amenities and additional parks as demand dictates. Not necessarily create new parks but maintain lands as open space - maybe add bird watching platforms and trails. I dont know the clement part master plan, so I gave it a 5. I dont care about golf courses, and it seems we need to make sure we can maintain what we have before we make new parks. Develop single track trails We see so much waste in the park system all ready. I could not vote for increased spending. It would be great to have you partner with the Colorado MS Society to get funding to offset the cost of the MS Pilates classes you provide. I feel we waste a lot of money when we could replace things and make it more efficient Add areas for dog parks Again, Off leash dog parks more programs like South Suburban offers I am aware that you are a park and rec district but you do nothing to protect our land which in turn helps to protect the value of our homes. And you do not listen to your community and people who voted you in. More dirt trails for running and walking. Cement is tough on the joints! Open the day care at the Peak at 3pm and have the ability for 3 hours of day care instead of 2. Implement a system for the day care providers to change diapers. Add another sheet of ice, so that the Edge would have 3 rinks instead of 2. Plant more tall shade trees by the Ridge, Peak, and the Edge. In the plan for Clement Park there is no money allotted to replace the current playground with an accessible one. That is just wrong! An additional sheet of ice at the arena The place makes money. Your pools and Clement DON'T Funds directed toward Fehringer Ranch Park and a new course to replace the old Foothills disc golf course at Schaeffer Foothill's Golf Course needs to expand lower level of Pro Shop to include restrooms without steps/stairs for our many a senior patrons. More disc golf please you did not address handicap improvements! dog park across from Kendallvue - can be walked to so no parking really necessary Added shade, space, and equipment to playground Another sheet of ice at the ice arena would be my first choice. More dog Parks! Currently in SW littleton Ken Caryl area you need to travel to Evergreen , C47 and Alameda or Bowles and Platte Canyon to go to a dog park. Outdoor pickleball courts A bricked pavilion with a fireplace and seating near the lake with a playground, volleyball court, horseshoes, etc. so parents can sit and enjoy the view while watching their kids. The Edge Ice Arena needs another sheet of ice. More dog parks would be nice leave areas for prairie dogs and other wildlife alone there is some security around the skate park but I think that you may have to address this issue more to realize the master plan. Taking out that playground is good, but may only further that zone of the park being the dangerous part Add outdoor pickle ball courts similar to APEX facilities Add basketball court to Alpers Farm park. Third ice sheet at the Edge Add access to water via boating Decrease cost of utilizing fitness areas and classes many parks do not have playgrounds for smaller kids- toddler size, so they end up on the 5+ equipment and it's not as safe. Absolutely need better security. Need more attention to neighborhood parks, etc over night. I see a lot of vandalism when out walking the trails and through parks

Foothills Park & Recreation District appreciates your input and would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.If applicable, please feel free to use the space provided to share any additional insight as to how we can improve the District.

I always wonder why there are so many managers for facilities? More evening fitness classes for working adults, More weekend class options for toddlers and young children who are in childcare/school during the week. Not a big deal, but wanted to leave feedback about the "Duck Hunt" that was hosted by Foothills. Great idea that was lots of fun & a good way to get out & see "less popular/used" parks in the community. Would have been nice though if the prize would have been good for single admittance to a rec center or swimming or Parent/Child Drop-In Gymnastics at Lilley Gulch, instead of just for a class. I remember when Ronald Hopp first came on the job. Foothills had just lost an election for more tax dollars. Things looked tough. I think the district has done quite a good job considering the limited resources available. If foothills ever tries for more tax money, I have a suggestion. Such requests have a much better chance of passing if there is no "de-Brucing" clause included. Just ask for what's needed and keep it simple. On the whole, I think you folks do a good job and I feel it is a shame that you do not get better community support - i.e. money

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In the Master Plan for Clement Park I note a waterfront area for paddle boarding. If you indeed add ANY water activities please contact the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 01-04) for assistance. We can offer Recreational Boating Safety course classes, literature, display tables for the public to access valuable information. It is most important that the message of property selection and wearing of life jackets reaches our youngest citizens early enough for it to become a habit (just like bike helmets). Just keep up the good work! We are very lucky to have Foothills Parks and Recreation available and I'm very disappointed that bonds have failed. I believe that management has done a great job to continue to provide amazing facilities and services for residents under much duress. However, a bad experience with a cancelled class or an unprofessional aquatics department can leave people unhappy and therefore unwilling to increase the bond to fund the services. A "Disney" approach to services should be provided to make all want to come back and know they are getting the best service for their money. Good luck! While I am generally satisfied with the current state of all Foothills facilities I am extremely unsatisfied with the absence of single-track trails in the district for trail running and mountain biking. I would love to see some of the undeveloped park space dedicated to single-track mountain biking trails. There is a complete lack of these types of trails in the district, if Foothills wishes to compare themselves to other regional districts (Highlands Ranch/South Suburban/ KenCaryl/ Willow Springs) they should consider spending less money on golf courses and outdoor swimming pools and more on trail development. Area high-schools now have mountain biking teams and it would be wonderful if Foothills created trails and a practice track for them to utilize. Sites specifically amenable to this type of development are: the open space that was being used as a disc-golf course east of the Shaffer athletic complex, the open space directly south and west of the Peak and Ridge Recreation center, the open space around Easton Regional park and lake. Thanks for your commitment to the community. Please keep up the great work. Overall, I think you are doing a very good job. I just wish there would be more money available to make the parks even better. People do not realize what an important asset parks and recreational facilities are to an area. Keep up the good work. More aqua cise classes would be nice. If it's at all in your realm of influence, I would like a more cyclist and pedestrian friendly environment. I enjoy all aspects and particularly the people I am in contact with during those activities. Thank you for doing such a good job. I love living so close to Peak and Ridge and look forward to hiking in addition to yoga! Thanks for a great program! I think survey's like this are a good step in the right direction During our drought months it is very appreciated the HOA no longer has high standards for green green lawns in various neighborhoods. Many of us have difficulty paying for our household necessities. The last thing we need to do with our cash is spend it on a losing battle here in Colorado - our water situation is only going to worsen over the coming years. HOA should encourage zero scaping and also pursue a company that would provide-- affordable-- landscaping. 2015 most community home owners would prefer rock vs the dry- dusty- dirt which is now our reality. One thing I did not mention before, I would like to see more outdoor pools in the area parks. It seems like among my neighbors that is often voiced. We appreciate the care taken by the District at Blue Heron Park. Thank you for keeping the aeration system working to sustain aquatic life. When the budget permits, the trail on top of the dam is in great need of repair/replacement. Your staff does a great job with lawn care and trash removal. Thank you so much! I love Parks and Rec and I think given your funding, you do an amazing job. There needs to be more classes for kids as they fill up (baseball, basket ball, swimming) and we don't always get in. Other than swimming lessons, all the other sports lessons and teams have been very good. Another ice sheet at the edge! [I can dream, can't I?] We haven't lived here for long and we would very much like to participate in more of your programs, but we find them very expensive or too inflexible for our schedule. I think offering trial sessions would be a great opportunity for parents to find out if their children enjoy the activities before signing them up for the full schedule.

Im always disappointed that tax increases and bonds never pass for the district. I think most people believe that FPRD is supported by taxes we already pay and don't understand that the district is independent. I feel that by promoting exactly what the district does and how much it costs to maintain facilities, people might be more inclined to support a bond increase. I already took the survey and then thought of additional suggestions (which is why this is the only portion filled out of the survey). 1. The front desk staff at both the Peak and the Ridge need to be better trained on how to use the registration system. Twice we have had to cancel a class and re-enroll or take a credit on our account; both times they really struggled with how to do this. One of those occasions we accepted a credit on our account and subsequent uses of the credit were really hard for them to process. One time my in-laws tried to use a credit on our account to take my kids to the Ridge pool with my card and the front desk staff just never could figure out how to access the credit and made my father-in-law pay out of pocket to enter. 2. Also, I think it would be nice to be able to drop and change classes online. A user can add a class online, but has to call to drop or change the class. The system could be improved if users could do all of these things on their own rather than having to call an employee to do it. Please continue to maintain trails and parks Better enforcement of park closing hours needs to be done either by Foothills, or in partnership with the Jeffco Sheriff's Office outdoor Pickleball. Again, it would be great if you could partner with the Colorado MS Society to help with the cost of the MS Pilates classes you have on your schedule. I will have to drop the class I take at the end of September as I just cannot afford $80/month anymore. Other facilities in the Denver area are able to offset the cost of MS programs by getting funding help from the MS Society; you facility should be able to do the same. The participation in the MS PIlates classes would increase if you were able to do this. The classes are VERY helpful, and the Instructors are wonderful; I just have to weigh the price of yours against other facilities in the area that have reduced costs for MS exercise programs. Making the website more user friendly and easier to search. More funding towards parks and less towards facilities, in my opinion. Thank you for the great work you do all the time without getting much credit for it. I notice our green areas all the time and know someone has to be emptying the trash cans and I really appreciate it! Good already. Keep up the good work. Take a look at what South Suburban offers, it far surpasses Foothills at this time so it is frustrating we have to pay more and drive further to participate in programs Foothills doesn't offer.

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We use the parks all the time. They are very important to our lifestyle. We appreciate living in the foothills parks and rec district. We're hopeful that improvements can be made to make foothills greener, safer, and more sustainable. We hope the trail system and parks see some improvements. We also hope to use the recreation facilities more as our children get older. Thank you! I know our community is becoming older in age and therefore senior and adults seems to always what there needs meet however the key focus should be maintained for the Children of our community The impact recreations can provide to them is life forming and life lasting In this era of inclusion and nondiscrimination, Foothills is lacking and lagging the tools to include all the members in the community. Some, would even say, it has a discriminatory attitude. I am an avid disc golfer and I love what has become of Fehringer Ranch. However, I feel that only one disc golf course does not serve the area's needs; surrounding counties have more, in comparison. I was especially dismayed to see Schaefer's course removed in favor of a much less popular use (bike track). I hope there is a plan to add additional courses in the near future. Did I mention that we need to get rid of some prairie dogs?! To repeat, pricing for "seniors" that at least matches that for others. Can't think why I should pay more and have no access to partial year membership. As a senior citizen, I am very pleased with the number of activities that are available under the Silver Sneakers program and hope that you will continue them. Both my husband and I utilize them to different degrees in an effort to remain healthy. Please continue to make improvements to Fehringer Ranch disc golf course. More splashpads! Please get rid of Rodent Prairie Dogs, they are a menace ruining golf courses and parks. Surely they could go up to Boulder or even Nucla! I only see good things happening so keep it up! I'd love to see some new parks or some advancements in current parks. Not necessarily Foothills/Meadows golf courses or facilities though. 3 main areas of focus would be: mountainous trails (even if they're small), disc golf courses (Fehringer and/or a replacement for the old 9 hole course), and a dog park. Thank you for being interested in our opinions, and more disc golf please ;-). Thank you for seeking feedback! Thank you for the survey and the awesome parks and community centers! The survey was too long! I lost interest in filling it out part way through because most of it did not apply to me and the same or extremely similar questions were asked more than once. I do not use all of the FPRD amenities, but I would say the ones I have used, Clement Park, Lilly and Ridge Recreation centers, Edge Ice arena, and Foothills Golf course have been adequate. My biggest complaint about Foothills Golf Course is the goose poop on the par 3 and executive course. More disabled accessible playgrounds would be more inviting to our community. I think we are lucky to have what we have ,but as all things consistancy is hard,upkeep and preventative type of attitude will save you much more money in the long run.We need to focus on what keeps us in the game revenue wise and what touches the most people , benchmarking with fellow areas keep ideas fresh! I am a retired maintenance reliability professional and I can help any facility become better,it's the little things that make a difference! Thank you for asking. Obviously, I'm not a typical user, nor am I frequent user of the facilities. I spend waaay too much time cycling! This survey reminds me that I should diversify and use the facilities available to me, because they are fantastic and plentiful! :D Having some amenities that do not have to be driven to would be a good addition to the system - no parking lot maintenance. Eliminating some of the driving in our lives would be better for all of us. Thank you for all you do with the limited resources that you have for maintaining the parks and trails! I think you do a good job with the tax dollars you have. I wish the last mill levy would have passed and I usually vote no. The baseball fields need work done to them and I understand that there are more pressing matters. Clement, Schaffer, Easton all are nice fields but not as ncie as the were 4 or 5 years ago. More pools With swim lanes as the sport of swimming is becoming more popular ( esp. With Olympian Missy Franklin from Colorado) need To support the sport with more pools and the area High schools that do not have pools in the schools Again, I would encourage the Board members to consider reinstating the matching funds program with those neighborhoods that have Foothills parks. It would help stretch your existing tax dollars and would, hopefully, allow the residents in each neighborhood to feel more responsible for taking care of the parks as well and not just rely on Foothills for everything. There are amy green belts that could connect my neighborhood ( Eagle View / Eagle Point ) to other areas as it is you have to go out and walk k on busy stress or drive. completion of trips through green belt could improve the walkability of all communities and reduce pollution in the process. Why aren't planned connection trails being completed or at least discussed? there are no functioning dog park or off leash parks and lack of working trips that connect o neighborhoods make exercising with your pet difficult or requires driving somewhere else to do it. I really thing you are all doing an excellent job and I always say the recreational facilities are the best part of living in Littleton! The only major disappointment I had was with my son's soccer lessons. There was no real coach assigned and the team really struggled with that. One Mom stepped up and was just so nice to do so, but there was no real help from the staff. The whole thing was not well coordinated and I didn't feel like I got our money's worth at all. Thank you for all you do! I use the golf courses extensively in the summer and the work out equipment somewhat in the winter. The neighborhood park I use all year round. It is a delight but needs maintenance and a grill and great flower beds would be wonderful. The golf courses were great this year with all the rain although the club houses could use extensive upgrades. Thank you for a chance to voice my opinion.

I understand financial shortfalls, however quit selling off open land to the highest bidder and consider the community needs and wants. This area has MORE than enough retail, medical, automotive, and gas places. The roads are too congested and when you all do this in makes me furious and not want to use your facilities feeling you don't care about the people living in the area just the buck. ....Not all is Foothills, but with the development on Coal Mine and Wads (Another MEDICAL facility really?) then potential gas station, automotive across the street, this area is TOO congested with traffic as is. If something has to be done, can it not just be a dog park or something? Then Fat City being developed (MORE MEDICAL) and one less place for kids, then the possibility of more apartments and retail space at Coal Mine and Pierce. Hello where is any open land. Really do we have to fill every square inch of land with brick and mortar? It's sad, and with one out of the house and one about to graduate, it makes me want to seriously consider moving out of this area as I don't want all of the development.

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I realize the budgets are tight but having great places like parks are important to keep up for the entire community i know the maintenance and upkeep of these parks is difficult especially with the amount of people that use them. Thank you Would love to see an updated splash pad/park for the kids in Jeffco. We usually head down to Highlands Ranch. The one currently at Clement Park is too big/forceful for the younger kids. I've used various Foothills facilities from trails to swimming pools and athletic fields in some capacity since my parents moved to this area in the mid 1970's and have always been very happy with everything the district has provided. I hope and pray people realize how much you enhance this area of town and provide the resources needed to continue the level of service you provide. I walk every day so make use of the many trials and parks. I also use the indoor pools and feel that the locker rooms could use some fixing. They can get very dirty and think it would be nice if they could be at least cleaned once or twice during the day. The showers at the Ridge are in pretty bad shape, also. Lilley Gulch is much better and showers all seem to work OK.

Personnel at Lilley Gulch and Ridge are not always knowledgeable and caring. I wish that you could provide more Parent and Tot swim classes for Saturdays for working parents. Thank you! suggest continuing push for added funding. Not sure the larger populace "gets" the full benefit of this District and expects most things for free. Costs continue to rise and there needs to be an ongoing effort at seeking/generating or soliciting alternate funding sources Have a "senior citizen discount rate" for hockey sticks and pucks sessions! You are killing the wildlife, which is the main reason I moved to this part of town. Too much commercial development! Big supporter of (and would pay for) Splash pad, Lake access in clement park (paddle boarding) and boardwalk. I would like to see some recreational co-ed adult soccer leagues through the summer in Clement Park. There aren't many adult recreational options on this side of town. We end up over in aurora or up in broomfield. Please add a third ice sheet at the Edge This is a big district and I feel you are doing your best to maintain everything. Thank you The pass fees for facilities is very high, especially in regard to what you get for the money. Would love to see prices lowered (especially for family memberships) for facilities, specifically The Ridge. Would love to utilize fitness and swim areas more there but the cost is too high for families I would prefer you do not focus on more building structures especially rec facilities. They are costly to maintain, expensive to build and incur a lot of staff expenses. Instead please focus on open spaces, parks, trails, and dog facilities. Let mother nature be what you're all about - not brick and mortar. It will save you money in the long run. Also, we do not need anymore pools. Those are expensive to maintain. Before you raise taxes - learn to cut costs and do not build items that will incur more costs. Do not build items that involve monthly operational costs that eat into your budget for maintaining the outdoors facilities. Parks, trails, outdoor sports turfs, doggy parks ALL should come before anymore buildings or pools. Re-focus your efforts on your parks - not on your rec centers. Thanks for involving me in the process to make the FPRD even better. It is a great asset to the community ! Seriously, let's build a bike park at Clement Park. We already have an awesome skatepark, this is the next step.

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Legend Foothills AMENITY Boundary LAKEFRONT VOLLEYBALL

SYNTHETIC FIELD (LIGHTED)

TURF FIELDS (RENOVATE/RE-STRIPE)

PARKING (175 ADDITIONAL)

SOFT SURFACE SHOULDER

CONCRETE TRAIL

VEHICULAR CONNECTION

FOUNTAIN/SPLASH PAD

PLAYGROUND

PUMP STATION/ Notes BACK-OF-HOUSE EXPANSION

BALLFIELD SHADED SEATING

TENNIS SHADE SHELTER

C-470 PADS FAMILY PICNIC

121 FAMILY PICNIC SHELTER

GROUP PICNIC SHELTER Site

RESTROOM/CONCESSION

285

Vicinity Map

RENOVATE RESTROOM

RESTROOM

C-470

6


Feet 0

S WADSWORTH BLVD

86

500

PARKHILL AVE

1,000

W BOWLES AVE

JOHNSTON RESERVOIR

2,000

-

N

3,000

4,000

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*NOTE: ALL ITEMS SHOWN ARE NEW OR RECONSTRUCTED UNLESS NOTED.

TRAIL ENTRIES • trail, informational and park signage

OUTFALL ZONE • bank stabilization, and clean-up

TRANSITIONAL BOARDWALK ZONE • repair/replace strand fencing

RETAIL BOARDWALK ZONE • add trees/screening at retail parking area • minimize landscape maintenance needs • widen trail and create a lake “boardwalk feel” • renovate/clean-up rip rap areas

FISHING PIERS • replace shade features and decking

LAKEFRONT AMENITY • lakefront boardwalk deck • small concession/restroom • small on-water use area for paddleboat rentals, etc. Clement Park • benches seating and gathering zone • enhanced lighting

LAKE PERIMETER TRAIL • replace damaged trail • widen trail to 10’ min., add soft-surface shoulder • trail courtesy signage • distance markers and benches • additional trail safety lighting

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS • bank stabilization and clean-up • reservoir aeration/chemical treatment system • “do not feed waterfowl”/educational signage • perimeter trees

5,


87

16

2,000

CALEY DR

JOHNSTON RESERVOIR

-

T

OPEN SPACE

AMPHITHEATER

Design Recommendations

NC KO YU

3,000

Clement Park

COLUMBINE MEMORIAL

N

4,000

HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELDS

PARK OFFICE

*NOTE: ALL ITEMS SHOWN ARE NEW OR RECONSTRUCTED UNLESS NOTED.

SOFT SURFACE SHOULDER

NEW/RELOCATED CONCRETE TRAIL

TRAILS • replace worn concrete widen trails to 10’ min. • add soft surface shoulders • add soft surface paths • trail courtesy signage • distance markers and benches • interpretive signage • add emergency call boxes • add trail safety lighting

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS • assess current Prairie Dog managment policies • revegetation and irrigation • noxious weed control • tree plantings • nesting boxes

5,000


88

JOHNSON RESERVOIR

LIBRARY

AMPHITHEATER

+40

+50

N

FAMILY PICNIC LAWN

COLUMBINE MEMORIAL

TURF FIELDS

SKATE PARK

+5

MULTI-PURPOSE LAWN

(30,000 SF)

DESTINATION PLAY Clement Park

BOWLES AVE

Clement Park Master Plan17

*NOTE: ALL ITEMS SHOWN ARE NEW OR RECONSTRUCTED UNLESS NOTED.

OVERLOOK PIER

PUMP STATION/ BACK-OF-HOUSE EXPANSION

PARKING

FAMILY PICNIC SHELTER

LAKEFRONT AMENITY

CONCRETE TRAIL

GROUP PICNIC SHELTER

FAMILY PICNIC PADS

VEHICULAR CONNECTION

PLAYGROUND RESTROOM/CONCESSION

RESTROOM

COLUMBINE MEMORIAL ENTRY • provide clearly delineated pedestrian/vehicle entry

PICNIC AREAS • replace shelters • replace paving • upgrade electrical system • upgrade site ammenities - BBQ pits, grills, etc.

SKATE PARK • remove existing shelter • add lights and security cameras • repair damaged concrete and metal work

AMPHITHEATER • expand back-of-house flexibility • add separate truck access • concrete plaza and seating in front • upgrade power/electrical • exterior loop as promenade/festival space

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS • expand parking capacity • widen trails and sidewalks • add pedestrian connection to Library • remove play area between skate and ballfields • expand amphitheater play to destination size and quality • create non-reservable family picnic lawn


89

18

BATTING CAGES • replace netting

FOUNTAIN/SPLASH PAD • replace mechanical system • rebuild/expand surface features

TENNIS • repair two damaged courts • install lighting control system

MULTI-USE FIELDS • re-stripe to add fields • re-grade/re-seed problem areas

BALLFIELDS • replace infield mix • re-grade/re-seed problem areas • replace ballfield lighting Clement Park • replace core area paving • remove trees/add shade canopies

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS • expand parking capacity • replace damaged trails/walks

PICNIC LAWN

PARK OFFICE

BALLFIELDS

info pull-out TURF FIELDS

COLUMBINE MEMORIAL

SKATE PARK

+5

BOWLES AVE

Design Recommendations

EAST ZONE

+30

info pull-out

SYNTHETIC FIELD

park id sign

+50

PIERCE ST PIERCE ST S

285

Site 121

Clement Park

Major Roads

Legend Foothills Boundary

*NOTE: ALL ITEMS SHOWN ARE NEW OR RE-CONSTRUCTED UNLESS NOTED.

HALF COURT BASKETBALL

RELOCATED STOCKPILE

VOLLEYBALL

SYNTHETIC FIELD (LIGHTED)

-

Notes TURF MULTI-USE FIELDS

PARKING

CONCRETE TRAIL

VEHICULAR CONNECTION

FOUNTAIN/SPLASH PAD

C-470 PLAYGROUND

SHADED SEATING

TENNIS SHADE SHELTER

FAMILY PICNIC SHELTER

GROUP PICNIC SHELTER

RESTROOM/CONCESSION

285

Vicinity Map

RENOVATED RESTROOM

RESTROOM

C-470

6


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