Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Department Newsletter - January 2019
Phase 1 of the Superior Skate Park Now OPEN!
A soft-opening is underway for the new Skate Park at Autrey Park! ( 1830 Honey Creek Dr.) Skaters are now welcome to enjoy the concrete features of the park. Skate safe and check out our rules below. Please be respectful of this new amenity and the surrounding neighbors. Amplified music is not allowed. Save the date for the Grand Opening on Arbor Day (April 27) once Phase 2 construction of the asphalt pump track is complete, weather permitting.
Elk Spotted in Superior

Winter can be great time for wildlife viewing in Superior as vegetative cover is removed and animals often explore different territories to look for food and mates for the coming Spring. During this time, it is important to give animals their space. Attempting to take advantage of increased wildlife visibility with a "wildlife selfie" or other close contact has injured and even killed people and poses danger to the animals as well. While we have chanted "lions and tigers and bears" for so long, the true most dangerous animal in the U.S. is..."Bambi"...as well as the deer's larger cousins, the elk and moose. More people have been hospitalized due to encounters with ungulates (deer, elk, moose) than any other mammals in North America. Please avoid feeding these animals as they may become a neighborhood nuisance. While elk and deer are not typically aggressive animals, they are very large and powerful and will react when scared or stressed. If you encounter these animals you can minimize the danger by backing away slowly, talking in a low, steady voice, avoiding direct eye contact and keeping pets controlled. Watch for signs of stress such as the animal(s) stomping or flailing its front legs, snorting or charging. Enjoy nature's beauty, but please keep a safe distance.

Town of Superior Advisory Committees Want You

Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping the future of our town!

The Town currently has the following committee vacancies:


The Town Board appoints residents to serve on committees and commissions. If you are interested in applying, please fill out an application.  Email Karen Snortland, Committee Coordinator at  karens@superiorcolorado.gov with any questions you may have.

Parks and Facilities Information

  • November 1st through April 30, no park facility reservations will be processed during this time either in person or online. Shelters may be used on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

  • January 2019 – March 2019 Baseball infields will be closed to help preserve the fields.
Serve Your Neighbors
Coal Creek Meals on Wheels provides daily nutritious meals Monday – Friday as well as related support services to members of our community in need. We also provide Plates for Pets, a new pet food delivery program in partnership with Colorado Pet Pantry. 

If you are looking for a place to serve your neighbors, this might be just what you were looking for. Find out more here:

Get Heart Healthy
WALK WITH A DOC is a FREE community program where you and a local doc take a walk towards better health. 

Join us February 9th for a walk dealing with Heart Health and Plant-Based Foods with Cardiologist, Dr. Nelson Trujillo of Boulder Heart.

The walk will begin at the Flatiron Crossing Mall Food Court on the Main Level (1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield)
Coyote Hike - January 19

Are you spotting coyotes in your neighborhood? This is coyote breeding season so they are more visible as they mark territory in preparation for spring pups. Take a hike with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup to get all your coyote questions answered. Join us for this FREE program on Saturday January 19 th at 10:00 am. Meet at the Community Park BASKETBALL COURTS . Register HERE !

AVID 4 ADVENTURE CAMPS!
The Town of Superior is excited to partner again this coming summer with Avid 4 Adventure , a Colorado adventure camp provider that aims to reconnect kids with the outdoor world.   And with natural beauty in every direction, Superior is ripe for adventure!

Superior’s summer camps will teach K – 7th graders of every ability level a whole range of exciting outdoor adventures. Camps will introduce kids to surrounding parks, trails and bodies of water, so families can keep coming back to adventure for years to come!

Superior residents use discount code SUPERIOR20 when registering online! 

Advisory Committee Highlights
 
For more information on a specific Advisory Committee please see the Town website at:  http://superiorcolorado.gov/board-committees  or contact Committee Coordinator, Karen Snortland at  karens@superiorcolorado.gov .

Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES):
  • The Town of Superior was awarded a grant from the Boulder County Commissioners to do an innovative waste sort to identify opportunities to help improve waste diversion and better target education for the community. The project has now begun, and should be completed later in 2019
  • ACES discussed the 2019 Work Plan, which focuses on a broad array of sustainability-related items ranging from energy efficiency and green transportation to drought mitigation, waste diversion, water efficiency, and improved sustainability reporting
  • ACES met Ken Lish, the new Board Liaison, and had a productive conversation about how to engage even more closely with Trustees in 2019 to help continually improve sustainability in the Town

Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS):
  • CAPS had a fun and productive 2018, designing, painting and installing the first community mural at the US36 and Coal Creek trail underpass
  •  CAPS painted three crosswalk areas highlighting cross walk safety while bringing a bit of fun and whimsy to town
  • CAPS recommended and the Town Board chose Douwe Blumberg to create the first piece of commissioned art in nearly 20 years. We’ll have unveiling events in the spring, so keep an eye out for an opportunity to meet the artist
  • Members are looking forward to an even more culturally art filled 2019 with the work plan including three Main Events (festival style events including music, food and art), pop-up events and a Cultural Arts Master planning process
  • Check out the CAPS website www.artinsuperior.com to see what members have been hard at work on

Historical Commission:
  • Finished end-of-the-year projects:
  • New front porch at Superior Historical Museum
  • Repaired the front porch of the Grasso Park Barn
  • Conducted a tour of the Superior Cemetery for a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Ordered the re-printing of the Lost Superior book
  • Finalized the Commission Long-Range Planning for 2019
  • Started building a scale model diorama of the Industrial Mine for display in Historical Museum

Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC):
  • OSAC looks forward to updating their property acquisition rankings as several properties are under development from our 2018 update.  We will also develop both a short term and long term priority lists
  • OSAC is excited to support the Town board’s goal of working on ways to acquire or protect the CenturyLink property
  • OSAC will be working closely with town staff on the final design of the new Shan-Shan trail head (just north of the Key Bank Building along McCaslin)
  • OSAC will be working with a consultant to conduct an independent ecological study on the Hodgson-Harris Reservoir

Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC):
  • Accomplishments in 2018:
  • Skatepark in Autrey Park to open soon
  • 2019 Focus:
  • Riverbend Park - community engagement for a potential playground area added to the park
  • Indoor Amenities and community space discussion
  • Rock Creek Corridor Vision Plan
  • Town 15 potential uses
  • Autrey Park Masterplan - disc golf
  • Trail Connectivity review throughout Town

Superior Youth Leadership Council (SYLC):
  • January 2 meeting rescheduled to January 11 due to students being on winter break
  • SYLC working on a wellness survey focused on mental health to find more ways to support youth in this area
  • SYLC working on connecting with other Youth Councils in the area for social interaction and learning from one another
  • SYLC planning Parent’s Night Out. Details to be determined
FOR MORE TOWN OF SUPERIOR INFORMATION TAKE A LOOK AT THE JANUARY 2019 SUPERIOR SENTINEL