Lake Minnequa Park Improvements

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Project description and location

Lake Minnequa Park is a large, regional park owned and operated by the City of Pueblo, located in the southwest quadrant of the City, and includes a large lake, wetlands areas, natural grass areas, trails, basketball courts, and lawn area. Through a community master planning process, the City of Pueblo has identified and partially designed a series of improvements to enhance the park including restrooms, lighting, signage, parking, turf expansion, shelters and a playground, all currently unfunded.

Key partners for project

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

Project status

Design stage: master plan completed, planned improvements partially completed
Entitlement approvals: internal City approvals upon project initiation/funding, 6 months or less
Outside funding partner: none; previous GoCo investments already made into park
Outside funding status: not applicable

Implementation timeline

Planning and design: City can provide in house design for some items immediately; others will use design‐build procurement; full design within 6 months or less
Community outreach: Master plan with community input complete; propose outreach as designs are finalized
Construction: Some components can start before end of year; all work can be done within one year
Procurement: City may self‐perform some components; City procurement for others

Budget and cost information

Total cost estimate: $2,500,000
Outside funding amount: none
Funding required from 1A: $2,500,000
Explanation of costs: funding would be used to pay for final design costs and the soft and hard costs of constructing the improvements described above
Long term maintenance: City will provide through the parks and recreation department
Supporting documents: detailed budget and map

Next steps for project

Political: establish IGA for funding with City, coordinate with City on intent
Legal: draft IGA terms
Design/constru:ction City should provide timeline and process within IGA

Project budget detail



restrooms/concessions building and surrounding plaza $ 600,000
lighting for parking areas, internal streets, and courts $ 400,000
signage $ 60,000
parking lot improvements $ 700,000
park turn area expansion $ 530,000
shelters $ 60,000
playground $ 150,000
Total Budget Estimate $ 2,500,000



Project Site
United States
38° 13' 50.0268" N, 104° 37' 49.0764" W