Family Programs

Walk and Roll Audit: April 3rd 2024

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The Town of Paonia is surrounded by the newly-designated Bureau of Land Management Jumbo Mountain Special Recreation Area, yet lacks safe and accessible access for residents and visitors. The Safe Routes Partnership has selected the Western Slope Conservation Center (WSCC) and the Nature Connection to join a technical assistance program focused on improving safe and equitable local park access. This grant will support a collaborative effort to improve walking and biking access to Apple Valley Park as the gateway to Jumbo, and also as an important community asset with tennis/pickleball courts, picnic areas, and creek access. 

To kick off this project, WSCC and the Nature Connection are hosting a “Walk and Roll Audit” on April 3rd, 2024. The goal for this event is to assess walking and biking walking routes between different points in Paonia and Apple Valley Park, identify pedestrian and bicycle safety hazards, and suggest collaborative solutions. Any member of the public is welcome to join and participate, but we are specifically looking for children, families, seniors and community members with disabilities to help. The event will begin at Paonia Town Hall at 2:30pm on April 3rd and end at Apple Valley Park at 4:30.

We have an informal RSVP so we know how many people plan to come. However, an RSVP is not required.

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