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In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. 

Buena Vista Parks and Trails Master Plan

Date: 1/1/2022 - 5/31/2022

Buena Vista Parks and Trails Master Plan

Student Researcher: Claire Guthrie and Lauren Platman

Client: Town of Buena Vista
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To alleviate pressures of seasonal tourism, the Town of Buena Vista wished to integrate and update existing parks and trails planning efforts into a single cohesive document, a Parks and Trails Master Plan. For this project the team updated the parks and trails inventory of facilities and amenities and then identified gaps in the systems. A level of service analysis was done using data collected from a site visit, results from a community survey, and geo-spatial analysis of the service area and compared these results to national standards. Finally, the results were used to create a set of recommendations for town staff to inform future improvement projects.  


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