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GOCO Resilient Communities Grant

GOCO Resilient Communities Program

The Nederland Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board was awarded funding through GOCO’s Resilient Communities Program (RCP). Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grants are focused on the needs that have emerged in response to the pandemic within the context of their five program values: resource conservation, outdoor stewardship, community vitality, equitable access, and youth connections.

An updated version of the Shoreline Trail Site Plan can be found here (7/16/21).

Also, check out this article about The Spirit Nest – An art installation that will be part of this project!

Nederland Trails Community Survey

Members of the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Advisory Board (PROSAB) request your participation in the Nederland Trails Community Survey. This is the first step in revising the 2015 update of the Nederland Area Trails Master Plan – the document that guides PROSAB, Public Works, and the Board of Trustees in maintaining and developing the Nederland Trail System. Our trails are critical infrastructure for many of our needs and goals, including alternative transportation, sustainability, health, and recreation.

Your input will be invaluable in crafting a Plan that serves both residents and visitors to our Town – take the survey today!

GOCO RCP Grant Application Documents

Application Narrative

Site Plan – Updated 7/16/21

Site Photos



Letters of Support

GOCO board commits $8.2 million in funding through Resilient Communities, Generation Wild, Fellowship, and RESTORE programs Press Release

Nederland Shoreline Trails and Stewardship Project, $181,029 grant to Town of Nederland

Town of Nederland will create new trails and improve access to Barker Reservoir, which saw an influx of users last summer. This spike in recreation has created multiple maintenance issues, including the creation of undesignated trails, erosion, and water quality concerns. The Town will partner with local youth services nonprofit TEENS Inc. to deploy a stewardship crew to build and restore trails, as well as assist in the construction of a nature play structure along the reservoir’s western shoreline. A portion of the property is a former sludge pond reclaimed from the nearby water treatment plant. It will be transformed into a natural meadow complete with native plants, benches, and fencing. The Town will also install dog waste bins and interpretive signage to encourage responsible recreation.