Riverton City Council will consider a citizen proposal for city park improvements at a regular meeting on Tuesday.
The proposal comes from Matt Wright of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association, who wants to “reuse tennis courts and horseshoe pits to include a beginner skate park, basketball court, parking lot and storage shed for kids. tools and event items,” according to the meeting agenda.
Other informal requests for improvements to the city park have been made in recent years, city staff noted, recommending that if city council wishes to further develop the park, there should be a public process to collect comments on effort.
CWSA’s proposal states that the current City Park tennis court and horseshoe space is “dilapidated and unused” and that it “costs too much to resurface (the) tennis court”.
Meanwhile, City Park’s current skating area is “too crowded, intimidating and fast-paced” and “not the best ‘beginner’s park,'” the proposal states.
The proposed project would take three years, using “all local contractors and materials purchased from Riverton”, according to the proposal.
The estimated cost is $185,000, with potential funding sources listed in the proposal including the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board, Fremont County Recreation Board, City of Riverton, Daniels Fund, local business sponsors, Carving the Future and local fundraisers. .
City Council will also consider a new artistic banner for Riverton City Hall and discuss recommended changes to local R-4 zoning rules at Tuesday’s meeting, among other things.
This week’s Riverton City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 in the Riverton City Hall Council Chambers, 816 N. Federal Blvd. It will be preceded by a meeting of the Finance Committee at 6:45 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. You can attend in person or watch live on the city’s YouTube channel.