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GOCO Resilient Communities Grant

GOCO Resilient Communities Program

The Nederland Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board plans on applying for funding through GOCO’s Resilient Communities Program (RCP). Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) is offering grants for 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.

Nederland parks have seen a dramatic increase in visitors and the resulting impacts this year. The PROSAB goal is to reduce damaging impacts by providing more options for park visitors to spread out and to restore the natural area along Barker Reservoir shoreline into a usable recreation space. Funding will also be sought to refit the bathrooms at Chipeta Park in order to meet COVID-19 requirements and reopen. The PROSAB and Teens, Inc. are working together to involve and hire youth throughout the process from input to construction. An emphasis on multi-use, shared community space and equitable access means that the PROSAB is focusing on achieving the priority improvements from the 2013 Gateway Park Master Plan: ADA accessible trails, native trees, drought tolerant grasses, natural play spaces and other low-maintenance features like doggie waste stations, benches and picnic tables.

The GOCO Application was submitted on October 16, 2020.

GOCO RCP Grant Application Documents

Application Narrative

Barker Meadows Park Map

Site Photos



Letters of Support

Audio and Visual Presentation from the Virtual Public Open Forum

Power Point Presentation from the Virtual Public Open Forum

Community Involvement

Community involvement and resident stewardship is vital! We encourage you to join us for one or both of our public open forums:

Virtual Public Open Forum – Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6pm

Meeting Access Information:


Meeting number: 126 438 8876

Password: 2EtauqJTJ24

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 126 438 8876

Password: 23828758 from phones and video systems

Socially Distant Walk Through of Barker Meadows Park Space – Friday, September 4th at 10am
Meeting location is Guercio Field near Teens Inc.

Meeting with parks lead during Envision 2030 public outreach event – Saturday September 5th 10am – 11am

If you cannot attend one of these events, please email your feedback on the proposed plans to