As the Town of Eagle – River Park project progresses, the town wants to make sure that we can get the word out to as many people as possible, with the best quality of information, in the easiest way. This website and blog has been a great home for the Eagle River Corridor Plan and will continue to live under the Town of Eagle website.
The River Park Project has packed up and headed to Eagle Outside! Check it out AND follow Eagle Outside on Facebook for updates as well.
It is important that we get the word out about the Town of Eagle’s newest recreation amenity, which will include a world-class whitewater park and brand new community park space. The Eagle Outside website has a broader audience and reaches more people interested in what Eagle has to offer. All subscribers to this blog have been added to the River Park Updates email list (you can unsubscribe at any time).
SAVE THE DATE: The Town of Eagle and design consultants, Zehren and Associates, are hosting a Public Input Gathering at the Brush Creek Pavilions on February 23rd @ 6pm. This is your project…join us for an evening of brainstorming to make this park the best it can be!
Do you LOVE our river? Do you also love playing in our river? Join us and whitewater park designer, engineer, and Olympic kayaker Scott Shipley from S2O Design, on Thursday.
S2O Design has been working on the in-stream design for the future whitewater park for the past year. The design is approximately 95% complete and the Town of Eagle is hosting a presentation for all who want to learn how the new whitewater park features will work.
All whitewater enthusiasts (kayakers, boaters, SUPers, and the like) are invited!
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Eagle Town Hall – Council Chambers
Eagle, CO 81631
We are excited to bring you an update on the selection process for the River Park Design Team! A lot has happened since the close of the Request For Qualifications (RFQ) process on October 3, 2016. The Town of Eagle and Eagle County were very excited to receive a great deal of interest in the Eagle River Park project and the selection process has not been easy.
- Following the RFQ publication, the Town received 17 proposals from qualified firms hoping to assist the Town of Eagle and Eagle County in the design of the Eagle River Park.
- A subcommittee of representatives from the Town of Eagle, Eagle County, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife carefully reviewed the proposals and selected seven (7) firms that would be sent a Request for Proposal (RFP).
- The seven firms attended a mandatory site visit on October 24, 2016 where they met with the subcommittee and asked questions about the project.
- The Town of Eagle received the RFPs from the seven firms on November 14, 2016.
- After review of the seven proposals, four firms were selected to attend in-person interviews on November 30, 2016. Interviews included a short presentation and a Q&A session with panelists from the selection committee.
The four selected teams were the following:
Each design team was highly qualified and selecting a firm to recommend to the Board of Trustees was quite the challenge. The selection committee is making a recommendation of the selected Design Team at the Board of Trustees meeting on December 13, 2016.
Click here to view and download the RFQ for River Park design.
RFQ responses are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, October 3, 2016. Responses to the RFQ shall be submitted to Tom Boni (Town Planner) at firstname.lastname@example.org / Eagle Town Hall, 200 Broadway, PO Box 609, Eagle, CO 81631. Late responses will not be accepted.
Please contact the following town staff with any questions you may have regarding the Eagle River Park project RFQ:
Tom Boni, Town Planner
Ph: (970) 328-9619
John Schneiger, Town Manager
Ph: (970) 328-6354
Please click here for a project handout that the Town prepared that provides a brief overview of the Eagle River Park project.
The Town of Eagle will be presenting an update on the Eagle River Park project to the Board of County Commissioners at their Monday, June 27 meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and will be held at the Eagle County Building (500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631).
Please click here for a copy of the Town’s presentation and click here for a copy of the Town’s memo to the BoCC.
An overview of the Eagle River Park was provided in the latest issue of the American Whitewater Journal (May/June, 2016). Click here for the article.
Click here for S20’s latest design drawings for the Eagle River Park in-stream and riverbank improvements.
If you have any questions or input on the proposed design please send your inquiries/comments to email@example.com.
On April 5, 2016, voters in Eagle approved a small sales tax increase to fund construction of the Eagle River Park. Of the roughly 1,500 ballots that were turned in, 962 voted YES and 589 voted NO on the sales tax increase.
Click here for the Vail Daily’s coverage of the election results.
Click here for illustrations of the Eagle River Park Phase I Improvements.
These illustrations were prepared by studioINSITE and were presented to the Board of Trustees at the March 8, 2016 meeting. These illustrations are intended to provide the public with a better idea of the various park components that are proposed to be constructed in the first phase of the Eagle River Park project.