Chisholm Park Design Charrette

The first community meeting regarding the Chisholm Park Design will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 3 in Chisholm Park, 324 Hunt Street. The meeting is planned to last until 7:00 p.m. Bring your ideas and imagination.

If you cannot attend but would like to be included in future meetings, please let us know by calling the Salida Hot Springs Pool and asking to be on the list for Chisholm Park information. 719-539-6738.

What’s a Design Charrette? It is a design process where several participants brainstorm what they want in the park and a team of architects helps to put the groups’ vision on paper.

Why? The Chisholm House burned down last summer, the City’s insurance carrier has determined the value of the house and will reimburse the city for building replacement and the park is in need of updating. City Council has determined that the park is of great value to the community and that the surrounding neighborhood is underserved as far as parks and recreation amenities are concerned.

How? The City’s plan is to host several community meetings to design a popular park with up-to-date amenities. When the design is final, we will apply for a Great Outdoors Colorado grant to supplement the insurance payment.

The Citizen is happy to provide a forum for comments and discussion. Please be civil, truthful, and relevant. Please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Real names are appreciated.