The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) accepted the Historic Places Plan (HIPP) at its meeting on July 24. The Glen Huntington Bandshell chapter will be shared with the community and submitted for acceptance at a later PRAB meeting given ongoing work to carry out a Cultural Landscape Assessment (CLA) of Central Park.
Thank you to the community members and dedicated stakeholders who contributed time and insights throughout this process!
The Parks and Recreation Department owns and manages twelve culturally relevant and historically designated resources. The Historic Places Plan (HiPP) will serve as a guide for the department in stewarding these resources to ensure their vibrant integrity and preservation within the community.
The plan includes background research and needs assessments, which vary for each due to their uniqueness. The research and assessments provide a base of information that was used to evaluate each resource with specific departmental strategies and initiatives required to make financially sustainable and data-informed decisions.
The HiPP is a distinct and standalone plan developed alongside of and used to inform the department’s current Master Plan Update. The aligned process ensures efficiency and effectiveness in the process for research, community engagement, and staff resources. The aligned outcomes of the plans will be used in current and future departmental, city, county, and state planning initiatives.
The consulting team on the project, Mundus Bishop, is an award-winning landscape architecture firm based in Denver. The consulting team has intimate knowledge about Boulder’s significant places, particularly those with historic value or with natural attributes.
This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado State Historical Fund grant.