Around the start of 2019, the Town was approached by a generous and anonymous donor who wanted to build a pavilion in the Ridgway Athletic Park. This donor wanted the pavilion to include shelter, concession area, and storage for park users. The donor committed to contribute $3 of every $1 raised by the community, up to a project total of about $400,000.
The fundraising campaign started in the summer of 2019 and finished up at the start of 2020. The efforts exceeded expectations! The community donated over $85,000, while the Town committed to contributing in-kind support valued at more than $25,000. The anonymous donor also contributed an additional $100,000 bringing the project total to about $516,000.
Concurrent with fundraising, the Town hired Reynolds, Ash + Associates (RA+A) to lead the design process. This included outreach to stakeholders, including park user groups, neighboring community associations, and surrounding land owners. This stakeholder group informed the three design options that were presented to the community in a public meeting. At this public meeting, input was received, and a general design was determined. After Council approved the design, RA+A polished up the design and produced construction documents. The construction portion of this project then went out to bid. The Town subsequently hired Kuboske Construction, LLC, to bring the Pavilion to life. The construction process of the Pavilion will begin on Monday, May 18, 2020, and should be complete around November 2020.
Park Pavilion FAQs
♦ What will the pavilion look like and where will it be located?
Click here to view the final building plans that show the design and location of the Pavilion. The design and location was informed by stakeholders and the public and was approved by Town Council at a November 20, 2019 Special Meeting.
♦ Who will use the new pavilion?
The pavilion will be available to the community. It can be used by sports groups, community groups, and individuals wanting a place to sit. Current special event policies will apply - for reservations and events over 75 people you must apply for a permit.
♦ What is the project timeline?
Construction began in May and is expected to go into November 2020.
Please revisit this web page for project updates.
For questions about the Perk Up the Park Pavilion Project, please contact:
Shay Coburn, Town Planner
(970) 626-5308 x 222