Feedback sought as Colo. looks to open new state parks |

Feedback sought as Colo. looks to open new state parks

Sylvan Lake State Park with the Red Table Mountains in Eagle County.
Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Recreation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is exploring opportunities to open new state parks and is inviting public comment on what people want to see and experience at future parks.

In 2018, Colorado lawmakers passed the Future Generations Act, calling on Parks and Wildlife to plan for development of new state parks. 

The draft criteria, listed below, offer broad characteristics to evaluate properties in order to ensure they achieve this vision. 

•    Outstanding nature-based recreation
•    Natural resource value and conservation 
•    Meets Colorado’s needs
•    Relevance and community value
•    Financial sustainability

For a more detailed description of each of these proposed criteria and an opportunity to provide comments, go to The public comment period is open until Aug. 15.

Following public review, Parks and Wildlife will consider comments, revise criteria and present a final version to the Parks and Wildlife Commission in September.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User