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COCONINO PARKS AND OPEN SPACE PROGRAM. Presented by Coconino County Parks and Recreation. Shape the Future of Coconino County. Vote on the “Coconino Parks and Open Space Program” capital improvements sales tax question, November 5. THE PROGRAM Natural Area Acquisition Projects:

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Coconino parks and open space program

COCONINO PARKS AND OPEN SPACE PROGRAM

Presented by Coconino County

Parks and Recreation


Shape the future of coconino county

Shape the Future of Coconino County

Vote on the “Coconino Parks and Open Space Program” capital improvements sales tax question, November 5


Coconino parks and open space program

THE PROGRAM

Natural Area Acquisition Projects:

  • Wetlands/wildlife habitat at Rogers Lake ($5,740,000)

  • Old growth forest near Naval Observatory ($4,300,000)

  • Wildlife habitat near Walnut Canyon ($2,580,000)

  • Open space at McMillan Mesa ($285,000)

  • Forested lands on Observatory Mesa ($2,580,000) and at Fort Tuthill County Park ($2,150,000)

  • Wetlands/forests near Kachina Village ($1,440,000)


Natural areas

Natural Areas

  • Arizona State Trust Land designated for low- and medium-density housing

  • Protect old growth forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat for people to recreate in and learn from

“The recreational needs for all ages, abilities, and skill levels can be met by retaining a diverse system of open spaces.”

- Flagstaff Area Open Spaces and Greenways Plan, Executive Summary, page 11


The program continued

The Program (continued)

Park Development, Completion and Enhancement Projects:

  • Community park in or near Tuba City ($2,150,000)

  • Interpretive areas at Antelope Canyon, Grand Falls, and the Little Colorado River Overlook ($570,000)

  • Complete historic portions of Fort Tuthill and continuation of fairgrounds improvements ($2,150,000)


The program continued1

The Program (continued)

Park Development, Completion and Enhancement Projects (continued):

  • Complete construction of performing arts amphitheater ($1,720,000) and pay a portion of existing lease/purchase agreements ($3,000,000) at Fort Tuthill

  • Develop trail systems from Flagstaff to Doney Park/Timberline-Fernwood ($1,120,000) and from Kanab to Fredoniaalong Kanab Creek ($70,000)

  • Develop recreational facilities at Raymond ($800,000), Peaks View ($1,440,000), Sawmill ($180,000), and Cataract Lake ($725,000) county parks


Historical coconino county parks and recreation ccpr

Historical Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR)

  • Three county parks

  • Budget dependent on annual events

  • Little change or public input


New direction and successes

New Direction and Successes

  • Leadership

  • Grants

  • Trails

  • Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Master Plans


Ccpr s mission

CCPR’s Mission

“To provide recreational opportunities by developing and managing regional parks, trails, and natural areas.”

CCPR’s Vision:

“The Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department will improve the quality of life for all by partnering with others to offer a variety of recreational experiences, provide quality facilities and services, protect natural and historic areas, and develop educational opportunities throughout the county for a diverse and growing population.”


Corresponding vision mission to program

Corresponding Vision/Mission to Program

“Phase I” at

Peaks View County Park


Corresponding vision mission to program1

Corresponding Vision/Mission to Program

Performing arts amphitheater


Coconino parks and open space program

Corresponding Vision/Mission to Program

Protection of prime wildlife habitat

and wetlands


Coconino county parks and open space program

Coconino County Parks and Open Space Program


Proposed funding for the program

Proposed Funding for the Program

  • 1/8-cent sales tax

  • Approximately 10 years

  • $1.63/month or $19.50/year to each county household


Program accountability

Program Accountability

  • PRC and Board of Supervisors

  • Public hearings and planning meetings

  • Annual audit

  • Constraints of voter-approved project list


Coconino parks and open space program

Coconino Parks and Open Space Program

  • Natural areas + Recreational opportunities

  • CCPR’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan


Shape the future of coconino county1

Shape the Future of Coconino County

Vote on the “Coconino Parks and Open Space Program” capital improvements sales tax question, November 5


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