The ERBM Recreation & Park District strives to maintain and improve our facilities and provide ongoing improvements to the parks we operate. This page will be dedicated to our ongoing capital improvement projects for updates and information for all members and visitors to the District.
March 20, 2017 Update
Construction at Town Park will resume March 27, weather permitting, to complete phase two of the project.
Town Park is scheduled to be under construction throughout summer with an anticipated full re-opening in September. Contractors and ERBM Recreation & Park District staff will be working to complete the project. This final phase includes a hardscape activity pavilion, basketball court, fully connected walkways, a concrete parking lot, RV/tent area, and more improvements to make this a destination park in Meeker.
During construction, the park will be closed to the public; this includes the restrooms, playground, and pavilion. This closure will be in effect during the 4th of July fireworks show. Please respect this fenced workspace to ensure the safety of contractors, staff, and the public.
Although this park will be closed for the majority of the 2017 summer, Meeker has a variety of different parks to fulfil your outdoor needs. Circle Park will remain open, with other locations around town such as Sanderson Hills Park, Paintbrush Park, and 6th Street Field available for use. The Phillip and Dorcas Jensen Trails are also a good option for hiking and mountain biking – with a phenomenal view of Meeker from the top of the China Wall trail.
November 4, 2016 Update
Town Park: This phase of the project is nearing completion for this year. The bank work is nearly done (minus the addition of the vegetation that will be grubbed in in the next few weeks). Part of the sidewalk has been poured. Reminder: This is a construction zone, please remember to stay out of the fenced area.
October 18, 2016 Update
Town Park: Project is still tracking as scheduled. Stone steps are being placed for the river access points. Restroom remodeling has also started.
September 29, 2016 Update
Town Park: Bank clearing and roughing-in is complete and boulder and rip rap setting has started. Project is tracking on schedule at this point.
Starting this fall, Meeker's signature Town Park will be receiving a 1.5 million dollar facelift. The District is currently in the process of obtaining a formal construction bid for the project.
The park was identified in the 2012 Master Plan and again during the 2015 Strategic Plan community input discussion as an area of interest that could benefit from some improvements. Since that time, the project has been fully vetted with design documents and has been shared with the town of Meeker.
One of the biggest highlights to this plan will be the improved river access on the the north bank of the White River. The plan includes boulder step paths for better fishing locations and general access to the riverbank. The access points are connected to the river walk that runs from the north playground feature all the way around the park. The three waterside waysides will feature interpretive boulders and text that highlights the Meeker area, local fish, lakes and wildlife, and the Scenic Flat Tops Byway from Meeker to Yampa. (View drawings of the waysides by clicking here.)
Other slated improvements and additions include a hardscape activity pavilion that will encompass a volleyball and basketball court, horseshoe pits, and improved drainage and surfacing for the entire park.
The camping facility will also be improved by better allocating their location and position and providing a sloped access to the dump station.
The park will experience extended closures throughout the year with riverbank work anticipated to start in the fall when the White River is at is lowest, and then being completed the following spring and summer 2017 season.
Project updates will be posted periodically on this webpage.