First public meeting on the Eldorado Canyon Visitor Use Management Plan coming up Monday night
BOULDER - The first of two open house meetings this month for the public to talk with Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials on the Visitor Use Management Planning process for Eldorado Canyon State Park is being held Monday night.
The first open house runs from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Unity of Boulder on 2855 Folsom Street.
The second public meeting will take place Sept. 17, also from 6-8 p.m., at the Avalon Ballroom at 6185 Arapahoe Road.
Anyone unable to attend one of these two public meetings can still submit comments on the planning process with an online survey that will go live on Monday. People only need to participate in one open house or the online survey to provide input.
The online survey can be found at the Eldorado Canyon Visitor Use Management Plan webpage at the following link: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/EldoradoCanyon/Pages/Visitor-Use-Management-Plan.aspx
The Visitor Use Management Plan is focusing on providing for and managing visitor use to protect resources and enhance visitor experiences. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Eldorado Canyon State Park has experienced increasing visitation and reaches maximum vehicle capacity much of the year, especially during summer weekends and holidays. Illegal parking on the surrounding roads and traffic congestion are impeding traffic flow for emergency services and nearby residents.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.