Future of Rita Valentine Park on tap at Wednesday Parks and Recreation Commission meeting
June 10, 2014
If you go
What: Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Citizen’s Hall, 124 10th St.
Becoming Rita Valentine Park
January, 1985: The 40 acres that would become the park are donated to the city of Steamboat by two developers from California.
February, 1985: Steamboat Springs City Council frets about $14,000 tax bill on property
October, 1992: City Council adopts an ordinance designating the land to be used for park, open space and recreational purposes.
June, 1996: Park is named in honor of Rita Valentine, who helped convince the developers to donate the land.
2009: Conceptual plan for Rita Valentine Park is completed. Plans include possible recreational facilities and new parking lot.
August, 2009: CIty Council votes unanimously to table the conceptual plan for the park indefinitely
July 20, 2010: City Council halts disc golf course on the property
August, 2013: City eyes park as location for new police station
September, 2013: City abandons idea to build station on Rita Valentine Park
May, 2014: City Council votes to have parks and recreation commission revisit conceptual plans for Rita Valentine Park
June 11, 2014: Parks and recreation commission scheduled to discuss recreational uses in park