Parks and rec commission to discuss Workman park, beginner trails on Emerald |

Parks and rec commission to discuss Workman park, beginner trails on Emerald

— The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will soon start to weigh in on what the park at 603 Yampa St. should look like when the Workman home is gone.

During a work session Wednesday night, the commission will discuss the potential amenities and uses at the park, which is tentatively being referred to as Workman Park.

Commissioners will also get a briefing on the timeline for the park’s construction.

Work to convert the home site into a riverfront park is scheduled to begin in August.

“Workman Park presents a unique opportunity to experience the confluence of Butcherknife Creek and the Yampa River,” Planning Director Tyler Gibbs wrote in a memo to the commission. “To date, this location has been proposed to be most appropriate for somewhat more passive uses without direct river access. That concept needs to be further explored and defined.”

The park is being created using accommodations tax funds that voters approved spending on Yampa Street.

The city purchased the Workman property for $610,000.

Also on Wednesday night, the commission will discuss a proposal for a new beginner mountain bike trail on Emerald Mountain and talk more about forming a working group that will study alternative funding sources for parks and recreation in the city.

To view the full agenda, click here.

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

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