Rye Mountain Park Enhancements

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Project description and location

Rye Mountain Park is located west of the town of Rye in southwestern Pueblo County, encompassing trails, picnic areas, and a playground within a Ponderosa Pine forest setting. Enhancements to the park are conceptual and include softball field upgrades, upgrades to children playground to include ADA compliant equipment, restroom upgrades to include meet ADA compliance, and fire mitigation throughout the property to include a 10’ fire free zone around the property boundary. The anticipated timing for implementation is within a year once the scope of enhancements is finalized.

Key partners for project

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

Project status

Design stage: conceptual, requires final design
Entitlement approvals: Pueblo County
Outside funding partner: none
Outside funding status: not applicable

Implementation timeline

Planning and design: County staff can manage in‐house, can occur within 6 months
Community outreach: propose outreach during design effort
Construction: following design, enhancements within 6‐12 months
Procurement: County procurement rules apply

Budget and cost information

Total cost estimate: budget of $200,000
Outside funding amount: none
Funding required from 1A: $200,000
Explanation of costs: soft and hard costs of construction for enhancements, possible design costs depending on selected enhancements
Long term maintenance: Pueblo County mains all improvements at the park
Supporting documents: none

Next steps for project

Political: BOCC to review proposed enhancements options
Legal: none
Design/construction: direct County staff to prepare final designs



Project Site
United States
37° 55' 16.4964" N, 104° 57' 19.8432" W