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Red Rock Canyon, White Acres, Section 16 Master Plan Process to be placed on Temporary Hold
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has elected to temporarily place the Red Rock Canyon, White Acres, Section 16 Master Plan Process on hold.  The Department will resume the master plan process in 2012. The public meeting scheduled for Nov. 16 is cancelled.

While the master plan process is on hold, the Department will engage in a separate public process with open space and regional parks volunteer, Friends and Users groups across the community.  The meetings will identify shared aspirations, goals and values of the volunteer groups and Department.  The goal is to develop working agreements defining roles and responsibilities pertaining to needs of the land, needs of the volunteer groups, needs of the user groups, needs of the friends groups and needs of the Department - ultimately matching human and fiscal resources with those needs. 

In the meantime, the planning consultant will continue to formulate the draft plan for the Red Rock Canyon Master Plan.  Input previously received from the public will help shape the future plan.  Once the master plan process is restarted, the public will have the opportunity to view the draft plan and make comments and suggestions.  There will be future public meetings on maintenance, operational practices, biological and cultural preservation and forest health and management. 

For information about the master planning process, visit the City’s website at

Contact Sarah Bryarly, Interim Design, Development and TOPS Manager, at (719) 385-6522 or sbryarly@springsgov.comfor more information.


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