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Public Open House: Pinewood Reservoir Recreation Facilities - Renovations, Remodel, Upgrades - Campsites, Trails, Boat Ramp

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Jan 3, 2013

Contact Information:

Chris Fleming, Blue Mountain District Manager, (970) 679-4456, cfleming@larimer.org

 The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will hold a public open house to receive input from interested neighbors and stakeholders about proposed upgrades and renovations to Pinewood Reservoir’s recreation areas and facilities.

 
What:        Public Open House: Pinewood Reservoir Recreation Facilities – Renovations, Remodel, Upgrades
When:       January 15, 2013, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  (open house – come any time during this period)
Where:      Natural Resources’ Administrative Offices (formerly Bison Visitor Center) at 1800 South County Road 31, Loveland, Colorado.
 
Renovations in the recreation areas at Pinewood Reservoir were identified in the 2007 Parks Master Plan which had extensive public process. Now, it is time to implement changes and a public input component is crucial to this project’s success. The campgrounds at Pinewood Reservoir have had little attention during the past 20 years.  Possible improvements may include road work, new and additional vault restrooms, boat ramp extensions, trail connections,  utility upgrades, moving and remodeling of campsites, and the addition of day-use facilities. Possible education components include a natural playscape, outdoor classroom, and interpretive signs.
 
“Pinewood Reservoir is a gorgeous location,” said Chris Fleming, Blue Mountain District Manager, “and these old facilities don’t do it justice. There is this amazing backdrop with an outdated, unsightly campground. We want to make the facilities complement the location.”  To this goal, the plan is not to change the atmosphere at this popular area, but to improve it.  “People come here because it isn’t Horsetooth and Carter. It has that rustic feel, and we don’t want to change that.” 
 
Preliminary cost estimates to date for the total project are $868,000. The department will apply for a Great Outdoors Colorado grant and will look at possible grants from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to leverage with department money and in-kind work. Funding is also coming from Bureau of Reclamation. Construction is planned for the fall of 2013. 
 
Please join us at any time during the open house to learn more from Natural Resources and Bureau of Reclamation staff and to give your input. As well, comments will be accepted 1/16/2013 through 2/15/2013 at www.larimer.org/naturalresources 
 
 
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