Black Forest Regional Park Cell Tower Proposal 2014
ATT approached El Paso County Parks regarding the proposed installation of a cellular telephone tower (cell tower) within Black Forest Regional Park.
The cell tower is proposed to be 50 feet tall and enclosed in a "stealth" monopine structure. The cell tower equipment will be stored in an adjacent building enclosed in a 20’ x 40’ fenced area. Please find attached a site map indicating the proposed location of the cell tower within the park.
The public input process was initiated with an onsite meeting on July 17, 2014 to solicit public comment. The following potential benefits / concerns were identified by attendees at the meeting:
Enhanced cell phone / wireless data coverage for area residents
Enhanced cell phone coverage to contact emergency personnel
Potential financial support for Black Forest Regional Park
Meeting attendees and interested citizens completed a survey regarding the proposed cellular tower project. Staff is in the process of analyzing this data and other information and anticipates presenting a report to the Park Advisory Board on September 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting.
For additional information related to this request, please contact Tim Wolken, Community Services Director, at email@example.com.
El Paso County Parks has been honored with the Colorado Lottery's Starburst Award
Pictured left to right: Commissioner Darryl Glenn, Commissioner Sallie Clark, Commissioner Amy Lathen, Commissioner Dennis Hisey, Dawna Callahan, Colorado Lottery Community Relations Specialist, Jason Meyer, Parks Planner, Tim Wolken, Community Services Department Director and Commissioner Peggy Littleton.
El Paso County Parks was honored with the Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery on October 8, 2014 during the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery was given to recognize El Paso County Parks' efforts to restore Black Forest Regional Park after the fire and subsequent floods.
This is not the first time the county has received the award for Excellence in the Use of Lottery Funds. The County received the award in 2011 for The Pineries Open Space Master Plan and in 2010 for development of Stratmoor Valley Community Park. The County also received the award in 2013 for the El Paso County Parks Master Plan, a guiding document for management of parks, trails and open space.