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Frisco Seeks Public Input for the Peninsula Recreation Area

The Town of Frisco is holding a series of public meetings to gather citizen input as it begins to implement the Peninsula Recreation Area (PRA) Land Use Plan.  The Town recently contracted with the firm of DHM Design to provide engineering, land planning, and architectural services for the PRA.

In 2007, the community came together in a series of focus group meetings, a community survey, and open house discussions to establish the land use plan.  The PRA Land Use Plan recognizes the existing recreational amenities as the core amenities on the site, and identifies and prioritizes additional amenities for implementation.

DHM Design has assembled an experienced and talented design team specifically to implement the complex and varied program objectives of the land use plan within the collective context of the PRA.  Over the next several months, community stakeholders and user groups, and the community at-large will be invited to participate in the implementation project; to provide input and comments regarding the design and configuration of additional amenities at the PRA.  The amenities include: another lodge building, a tubing hill, a BMX/mountain bike terrain park, a small scale ice skating trail and surface, and infrastructure improvements.  The first public meeting, an open house, is scheduled for March 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Frisco Town Council Chambers.

“The public is invited and encouraged to attend, and we look forward to working with the community to implement the Peninsula Recreation Area Land Use Plan,” stated Rick Higgins, Assistant Public Works Director.

The Town of Frisco owns the 220-acre PRA; and also has a special use permit with the US Forest Service for winter uses on the surrounding 565 acres of public land.

The PRA is Frisco’s principal outdoor recreation area and current uses include a Nordic center and associated ski and snowshoe trails, a disc golf course, a multi-purpose field, baseball field, skate park, sledding hill, hiking and biking trails, and a dinner sleigh/wagon ride operation.  The Town operates its summer recreation club program out of the PRA’s existing lodge building.

For more information regarding the PRA Land Use Plan, the implementation project, and/or the upcoming community open house, please contact Rick Higgins, Assistant Public Works Director, at (970) 668-9151 or visit the Town’s website www.townoffrisco.com.

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