Avon Receives GOCO Community Impact Grant Funding to Transform Eaglebend Pocket Park
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) board awarded a $375,000 grant to the Town of Avon, in partnership with the Generation Wild coalition Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement (EVOM), to plan and transform Eaglebend Pocket Park.
The grant is part of GOCO’s Community Impact program, which develops and revitalizes parks, trails, school yards, fairgrounds, environmental education facilities, and other outdoor projects that enhance a community’s quality of life and access to the outdoors.
The project will focus on upgrading the park to expand outdoor recreation opportunities for the local community, including many families living at Eaglebend Apartments. Once the outreach and design process is complete, remaining GOCO funds will be leveraged with local cash and in-kind support to build the new park space in alignment with the community's vision. The Town imagines opportunities for updated playground equipment, access to drinking water as well as water-smart irrigation, shade structures, benches, and climate-adapted landscaping.
Town staff is excited to begin visioning work with the Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement group and the community neighborhood in the near future. We hope to host the grand opening next Fall 2024 when the pocket park is completed and would look forward to your participation!
Contact Recreation Director Michael Labagh with comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-748-4446.
A community survey for this project was available to collect general information from residents between September 1 - 30, 2023. Survey results are available here.