Grand County commissioners continue hearing to consider expanded ‘adventure park’
May 14, 2009
Operators of a sledding hill “adventure park” that opened last year are seeking permission from Grand County to have more activities, such as paint ball, mountain boarding, snow making, zip lines, dog sledding and a restaurant.
Ellie and Daisy’s Adventure Park application to the county also hints at a possible go-cart track.
A hearing to consider these amendments to the park’s special use permit took place May 12. Adventure park general manager David Walters sought a five-year extension to the permit, which doesn’t expire until October 28.
Several citizens spoke out against the new uses in the Byers Peak meadow just outside Fraser, citing potential problems with noise, lighting and having a “carnival” next to an existing ranching operation on the Muse family’s neighboring property.
“It looks like a high school football stadium when that place is lit up,” said County Road 73 resident Judi Servoss about the Fraser Valley’s newest sledding hill business.
Commissioners recommended the applicant seek amendments to the permit in a separate hearing.
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“This added way more than I want to chew on,” said Commissioner Gary Bumgarner.
In the end, commissioners agreed to continue the hearing to two separate dates.
On May 26, commissioners are scheduled to consider adding activities to the existing adventure park permit.
As far as the permit renewal, commissioners agreed to continue that to July 14, anticipating more finalized details concerning sewer service to the facility.
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