Beulah Mountain Park Improvements

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Project description and location

Beulah Mountain Park (formally referred to as Pueblo Mountain Park) is located southwest of the town of Beulah in southwestern Pueblo County, encompassing over 600 acres and home to the Nature & Wildlife Discover Center. Due to ongoing flooding and roadway issues, the improvements to the park are planned to solve ongoing stormwater issues including the replacement of culverts, swales, drainageways, erosion protection around bridges, rebuild roadways, and associated roadway work. The park roads are a vital connection to the National Forest hiking trails. Leveraging the County funds, the City hopes to land a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant to expand the improvement scope and budget.

 

Key partners for project

Lead partner for implementation: Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
Current land/property owner:  City of Pueblo
Long term maintenance/operations: City of Pueblo
Political or jurisdictional approvals: Pueblo County and City of Pueblo

 

Project status

Design stage:  requires design effort
Entitlement approvals: permitting for improvements after design
Outside funding partner:  potential Federal funding via FLAP program – not yet applied
Outside funding status:  tentative

 

Implementation timeline

Planning and design: County staff can manage in‐house, can occur within 6 months City may take lead on FLAP grant application
Community outreach: propose outreach during design effort 
Construction: following design, improvements within 6‐12 months
Procurement:  County procurement rules apply if administered by County

 

Budget and cost information

Total cost estimate: budget of $720,000
Outside funding amount:  $600,000 from FLAP grant 
Funding required from 1A: $120,000
Explanation of costs: funding for the design, soft and hard costs of construction
Long term maintenance: City of Pueblo
Supporting documents: none

 

Next steps for project

Political:  establish IGA with City for implementation
Legal: draft IGA terms
Design/construction: direct County staff to prepare final designs

 

Location

Project Site
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38° 3' 29.682" N, 104° 55' 11.9892" W
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