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Town of Frisco’s Trails Master Plan Project

November 10th Community Conversation Presentation

The November 10th Trails Master Plan Community Conversation had over 100 participants. If you missed the community conversation please click here on the Trails Master Plan Presentation. For more information or to provide additional feedback,  please contact Diane McBride at dianem@townoffrisco.com or 970-668-2559.

Why Have a Trails Master Plan:

DCredit Mike Murphy Frisco Sunset on trail to Rainbow Lakeuring the 2015 Town of Frisco Community Survey, 62% of respondents indicated that recreational amenities were the reason they lived in Frisco. Obviously, trails are a big part of the recreational amenities available in and around Frisco, and this is a significant reason why the Town of Frisco is embarking on a trails master planning process. The Frisco Trails Master Plan Project (FTMP) will create a comprehensive trails plan for Frisco and the surrounding area ensuring the strategic implementation trail development and improvements to achieve the community’s vision for trails, community connectivity and recreation corridors. This plan will include both hard surface (think Recreation Path) and soft surface (think dirt trails) trails.

Background:

In March, 2016, the Town of Frisco received a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant to help fund the Frisco Trails Master Plan. The plan will identify and map current and future trails and serve as a guiding document for future trail development and improvements. It will include a specific and prioritized implementation framework for the Town and partners to use over time. The Town of Frisco has hired a local consulting team, SE Group, to help with this plan. SE Group provides “strategy, planning, design and permitting consulting services focused on unique places that support outdoor recreation, rural and small town lifestyles and tourism.”

  • The FTMP will identify and confirm the important trail resources and facilities so that these resources can fit seamlessly into the trail network of the entire region.
  • The FTMP will advise decision making in terms of growing the trail network, budgeting, work programs, priorities, timelines, maintenance and management.
  • The FTMP will be a tool that will allow the Town of Frisco, the Dillon Ranger District of the United States Forest Service, Summit County Government, Denver Water, volunteer organizations and others involved in providing and managing trails to create greater understanding and define how these organizations will best work together in the future to implement the plan.

Overall, it is the Town of Frisco’s vision that the Frisco Trails Master Plan will position the Town’s partners to manage these resources in such a way that the trail system can grow and be managed to the highest level of economic, social, and environmental sustainability for future generations to come.

The Town of Frisco Wants to Achieve the Following:

  • …create a long-term, multi-season, and comprehensive trail system that will provide access to the outdoors for people of all ages and physical ability
  • …create a plan that is practical, actionable, and can be implemented over time in collaboration with our partners
  • …meet the needs of a variety of users (mode type) in a multi-season environment as well as finding a balance that appropriately addresses the needs of a high volume of visitors which sometimes differ from the needs of residents; all the while protecting environmental resources
  • …for Frisco trails to be part of a seamlessly connected regional trail network
  • …confirm our trail maintenance standards and responsibilities collaboratively with our partners for the long term
  • …engage the passionate and committed recreational and trail users here in Summit County and maximize their creativity, ideas, and goals through the FTMP and see it through to implementation.