(Photo by Shay Coburn)
Ridgway Has A New Pavilion!
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. Construction was finalized on November 18, 2020.
The pavilion seating area is open to the public. Please go enjoy a picnic and the view! Town staff will work with park user groups in the coming months to coordinate move-in to the storage areas and to develop policies for use of the concession area.
(Photo by Todd Selin)