What happens to Niwot’s parks and trails if Niwot incorporates?

Niwot is lucky to have wonderful parks and trails for the use of the Niwot community and surrounding residents. 

 

Whistlestop Park 

Whistlestop Park, the home to Niwot’s Rock & Rails concert series.  The Park is owned and maintained by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association.  This will remain the same if Niwot incorporates

 

Niwot Children’s Park  

Our wonderful Children’s Park is the result of countless volunteer hours and donations from Niwot’s residents and business owners.  The Children’s Park is owned by Boulder County, but maintained by the Niwot Cultural Arts Association.  This will continue if Niwot incorporates. On July 17, 2038, the Niwot Cultural Arts Association will purchase the park for $1 from the County.

 

Left Hand Valley Grange Ballfields

The land is County owned, “leased” perpetually to Niwot Youth Sports who is responsible for maintenance. This will continue if Niwot incorporates.

 

Monarch Ballfields

The land is County owned, “leased” perpetually to Niwot Youth Sports.  A small part of Monarch is shared with the Waldorf school.  Niwot Youth Sports is responsible for maintenance. This will continue if Niwot incorporates.

 

LOBO Trail

The trail system between Boulder and Longmont is owned and maintained by Boulder County.  The section that passes through Niwot is a critical part of this important Boulder County trail and ownership and maintenance will remain with Boulder County

 

Niwot Loop Trail

The Niwot Loop Trail is owned and maintained by Boulder County.  While we expect this to continue if Niwot incorporates, it is possible that this trail will become the responsibility of the town since it is entirely within town borders.  As a local treasure, it will continue to receive necessary maintenance.

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UPDATED NOV 25 2019

In accordance with CDC and Governor's recommendations, the Niwot Study Committee cancelled all pending community meetings as of March 13th. We look forward to future conversations about the best possible future for Niwot once it is safe again to meet. Stay healthy Niwot!