Final plans for south side park are introduced

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Final plans for south side park are introduced

Community input played large role in final decisions
The final concept graphic for the south side park was displayed next to an “implementation priority” map during an open house organized by Cortez Parks and Recreation and Connect One Design on Wednesday night. Attendees were provided an opportunity to vote for which park features they wanted to be completed first.
A double rainbow could be seen over the site of the old Montezuma-Cortez High School on an overcast day in early September. Demolition of the site required asbestos treatment over the summer. Now, the building is near totally removed.
Brent Robinson, left, discusses the final design plans with Sally Hill, middle, and her husband, Lynn, at an open house in the Evangel Assembly of God church on Oct. 11. Attendees at the open house were provided stickers they could place to vote for which features of the park they wanted to be completed first.
Employees of the city of Cortez speak with Molly Somes from Connect One Design, the firm that led the planning of the new south-side park, during an open house on Oct. 11. At a Cortez City Council meeting the night before, Parks and Recreation Director Dean Palmquist (not pictured) credited Peyton Heitzman, right, for her efforts toward garnering youth feedback about the park’s design.
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