Update 7/8/2013: The agenda item related to the terrain park has been removed from the 7/9 city council meeting agenda! Mike Aho stated today that it wasn't ready to go to council since the city hasn't had a chance to offer the 2nd public open house.
Update 7/5/2013: After the public open house on 7/2, some of our concerns were addressed and others were not. We were hopeful that further communication would be forthcoming from the city and more opportunites for public comment would be allowed. The latest city council agenda for the 7/9 meeting includes a new business agenda item to vote on the concessionaire contract for the Eagle terrain park:
D. Resolution 13-18 – Concessions & Exclusive Use Agreement: A Resolution Approving A Concessions And Exclusive Use Agreement For Recreation At Ada-Eagle Park By And Between The City Of Eagle And Eagle Superparks, LLC; Authorizing The Mayor And City Clerk To Respectively Execute And Attest Said Agreement; And Providing An Effective Date.. (MA & SM)
Update 6/26/2013: Mike Aho, Director of Park and Recreation, has confirmed that the public open house on the terrain park proposal will be on Tuesday July 2nd at 6:30pm at the Eagle Bike Park. This is our best and probably last chance to provide your feedback to the city, so please try to be there!
Update 6/25/2013: 133 signatures opposing the terrain park have been delivered to the city council today.
The city of Eagle has proposed giving away public open space in the Eagle Sports Complex to a private company for development of a for-profit wakeboarding and snowboarding terrain park.
7 acres of undeveloped foothills open space will be used to create a lighted terrain park which will require the operation of snow-making equipment throughout the winter months and will draw additional traffic year round. All of this will be located 100-200 yards from the Echo Creek Subdivision on Old Horseshoe Bend Road. Existing trails will *not* be destroyed by the development.
Surrounding neighborhoods will lose public open space and gain traffic, light pollution, and noise. All the current trail users will lose the natural, undeveloped feel of area.
Make your voice heard: sign the petition to oppose Eagle Terrain Park!
This proposal is going to have a negative impact on the residents of Eagle, especially residents of nearby neighborhoods and all users of the current foothills open space at the Eagle Sports Complex.
We don't want you to give away publicly owned land for the benefit and profit of private enterprise. Nearby residents don't want their neighborhoods' character transformed by turning adjacent quiet open space into a lighted commercial development. Trail users want to preserve the natural look and feel of the area trails.
Please listen to the residents of Eagle and oppose the Eagle Terrain Park! Thank you for your time.