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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.

Statement of Interest & Qualification Request – Architecture Landscape Design

Statement of Interest & Qualification Request – Architecture Landscape Design

The Town of Nederland is issuing a statement of interest and qualification request for individuals and/or organizations who are interested in partnering with the Town to develop an architectural landscape design for the Nederland Shoreline Trails & Stewardship Project.

ARCHITECTURAL SITE DESIGN: The Town is looking for architectural landscape design for the area of Barker Meadows Park that the grant covers (see attached “Site Plan”). The design should include the location of the following:

Item # of Units Cost Per Unit Total Budget
Benches                   15.00 $880.00 $13,200.00
Picnic Tables                     6.00 $880.00 $5,280.00
Trash & Recycling Receptacles                     4.00 $2,300.00 $9,200.00
Doggie Waste Station                     5.00 $550.00 $2,750.00
Signs                   10.00 $300.00 $3,000.00
Interpretive Signs                     3.00 $2,000.00 $6,000.00
Bike Rack                     2.00 $900.00 $1,800.00
Trees: Spruce & Pine                100.00 $300.00 $30,000.00

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION: Town has been awarded $5,000.00 to pay for architectural landscape design services.

Statement of Interests Due Friday, April 23, 2021
Interviews with Interested Parties Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Award the Project Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Develop Draft Site Design April 29 – May 11, 2021
Draft Reviewed by Administrative Committee Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Updated to Site Design Based on Feedback May 13 – May 19, 2021
Draft Reviewed by PROSAB Thursday, May 20, 2021
Updated to Site Design Based on Feedback May 21 – May 27, 2021
Finalize Site Design Friday, May 28, 2021
BOT Approve Site Design Tuesday, June 1, 2021

STATEMENT OF INTEREST: Any interested parties should submit their “Statement of Interest and Qualification” to Miranda Fisher, Deputy Town Administrator by the due date.

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  • Mail: P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466
  • Town Hall: 45 West 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466

Nederland Shoreline Trails and Stewardship Project
Resilient Communities – Creating Connections

This project will create trails and improve access to the Barker Reservoir shoreline area while rehabilitating the area’s natural features. As a front range community, usage dramatically increased throughout the pandemic leading to erratic social trails, erosion, and water quality concerns. Trail improvements are vital as there is only one narrow trail in the overused area. Site design includes doggie waste receptacles, revegetation, native seeding, and stewardship education.  A natural play sculpture will be built by youth crews employed through non-profit partner, TEENS Inc., TeamWorks will also address the trail damage caused by the sudden increase in foot traffic.

GOCO RCP Grant Application Documents

Application Narrative

Site Plan 

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.