Bond Park Redevelopment Well Underway
Bond Park and MacGregor Avenue construction began on Oct. 1, 2012 and many have been watching as the construction progresses, asking for a reminder of what the finished project will look like.
After receiving input from the public in May, the Town Board, and a group of stakeholders including community members and town staff, consultant Chroma Design developed a concept with some of the features outlined in Phase Five of the Bond Park Master Plan. They include the southwest and southeast entry plazas, a small plaza and a seating wall near Elkhorn Ave., additional planters and a monument sign for the park. The design included removal of three dying trees along Elkhorn Avenue, although other trees and shrubs will be planted.
The Town of Estes Park undertook two phases of Bond Park’s redevelopment in 2011 and is moving forward with plans with this additional phase this fall. The process began in 2009, when the Town of Estes Park initiated a process to consider a redesign of Bond Park in an effort to make it a more user-friendly space for residents and visitors. The process included online public voting, community forums, stakeholder meetings, a public survey, focus group interviews with representatives from the community, and a digital design charrette incorporating ideas into a three-dimensional computerized model of Bond Park which are shown below.