City seeking ideas for riverside park on Yampa Street

Scott Franz

— The city of Steamboat Springs is inviting community members to come and share their ideas for the newly-acquired Workman park on Yampa Street.

City staff will host an open house at the property at 603 Yampa St. at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A local artist is planning to remove the old home that currently occupies the parcel this summer. After that, the property will be converted into a riverside park.

From a food cart hub to an interactive art exhibit, community members have already started to share a variety of ideas about what the new pocket park could feature.

The park is on a .14-acre parcel with 125 feet of riverfront.

The city purchased the property for $617,000 with lodging tax dollars that voters approved spending on Yampa Street improvements.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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