Located in the heart of Glenwood Springs, Sayre Park offers a variety of recreation options and infrastructure, featuring grass open space, a playground, volleyball, horseshoes, picnic shelters, basketball and tennis courts, and a baseball field that doubles a soccer field. The park has long been the venue for small to large gatherings for private parties and public events, including the historic 122-year old Strawberry Days festival hosted every June by the Glenwood Chamber Resort Association. A comprehensive review of Sayre Park was one of the action recommendations of the 2016 Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update.
Zehren and Associates, a Landscape Architecture firm from Avon, Colorado has been hired to work with the community and staff to gather park user information and opinions about current and future needs, analyze the physical constraints and opportunities at the park and evaluate compliance with sport-specific, safety, and accessibility standards.
Sayre Park HistorySayre Park has a rich history and is named after James Sayre who purchased the property in the 1930’s for his use as a livestock grazing property. In the late 1930’s, Sayre leased the property to the U.S. government for a Civilian Conservation Camp (CCC) that housed 200 men. The CCC was working on improvements to the Red Mountain ski area and the Glenwood Springs airport. The property also served as a prisoner-of-war camp for two years during World War II. Sayre donated the land to the City in the 1940’s with the stipulation it would forever be a public park.
The project’s Community Outreach kicked-off in April 2019 with park visits and park-user interviews in English and Spanish, and talking with residential, business, church, school, and health-care neighbors, major event hosts, and sport-league organizers. Three scenarios of potential improvements were presented by Zehren at the May 30 Community Open House meeting based on the input gathered to date blended with the project team’s experience in park design projects throughout Colorado.
Following the May 30th meeting, there will be an on-line survey for additional public input. This planning process is an opportunity for residents to shape the spaces where they play, recreate, relax, and rejuvenate.
A second Community Open House will be held at the Community Center on July 11 to present the scenario that emerges through the steps of the planning process as the “Preferred Option.” The master plan product will include preliminary cost estimates with a recommended phasing plan as improvements would likely be completed in phases.
Community SurveyThe Sayre Park Master Plan community survey is now available for public input. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SayreParkPlan now until June 18 to provide your preferences regarding the future of Sayre Park. The survey includes 15 questions and will take an estimated 7 to 10 minutes to complete.
En Español: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlandeSayre
To view the three illustration "options" for Sayre Park referenced in the survey, please visit:
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the project team.
Phone (call or text) 970-618-2228 Ellie Caryl or 970-618-0860 Andrew McGregor of the Zehren and Associates/VeraCity LLC project team.