We support an Alpine County Park. But we do not support an oversized sports park raising serious concerns and unanswered questions. There is still time to reduce the park size and scope before irreversibly and fundamentally changing the nature of our beloved backcountry community.
Join us in supporting parks that are well-designed, easily and safely accessible by all,
and enhance, not overwhelm, all that makes Alpine so special.
We oppose the scope of the proposed $28-million, 26-acre, all-in-one regional sports complex park with extensive athletic and active recreational facilities at the location next to Wright’s Field Ecological Preserve off
South Grade Road.
With 270+ parking spots, athletic fields/courts, skate/bike park, volunteer lodging, offices, and much more, the design is too big for the natural and rural location.
Does the majority of Alpine really want a large, urban park in its small town? The County's own public outreach data says no. So why this proposed park?
We support developing a smaller, nature-based passive park at the location adjacent to
Wright's Field Ecological Preserve.
A park that minimizes the impact on the environment and rural setting, provides appropriate recreational activities that respect and complement the preserve, and protects the preserve from habitat destruction due to fragmentation, encroachment, and overflow use from a park.
We support developing other existing or new sites for active sports facilities, thus creating a network of local Alpine parks that offer unique recreational activities throughout town connected by a system of safe walkways, bike paths, and trails.
Why build new facilities instead of improving those we already have? Why not develop smaller recreational facilities where they will be most utilized, like a skate/all-wheel park in the town center?
Connect the parks to the local community, businesses, public transportation, schools, libraries, and more.