El Paso County is undergoing a master plan process to get public input for the new Falcon Regional Park.
The 215-acre park site is east of the Meridian Ranch Development near Falcon High School. A survey is the next step in the planning process, and it asked residents which amenities, like picnic pavilions, baseball fields and trails are the most important to include.
Elaine Kleckner is the Planning Manager for El Paso County. She says the park is not only important to the community of Falcon, but the surrounding areas as well.
"It would be one of our larger parks," says Kleckner. "So we expect that it could draw from even 15 to 20 miles depending on the facilities that are in there."
The planning process will conclude in February. Klechner says they expect to break ground in late 2015.
Additional public meetings are planned for Wednesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 28th from 6-8pm at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center to review the surveys and to create a draft plan.
Results from the recent online survey about the park can be found here.
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