S E R V I N G O U R C O M M U N I T Y - I T ' S A T R A D I T I O N
We promise to preserve and improve the quality of life for Greeley through timely, courteous and cost effective service.
Quality of Life Projects:
The Greeley City Council placed a question on the November 2002 ballot asking voters to decide on a package of Quality of Life improvements for the community. The ballot question was the result of increasing demands for services, plus recommendations from a citizen task force, various community organizations, a community survey and input from residents. Greeley voters approved the Quality of Life Program valued at approximately $180 million including numerous projects to be completed over the next 20 years (funded through a 3 tenths of a percent sales tax increase - 30 cents on every one-hundred dollars in taxable purchases, park development fees and a bond issue). Design work began on six projects in 2003.
The task force's recommendations were made after comparing Greeley to national standards and meeting with various community groups. Task force members found that Greeley does not meet national standards for city parks, and residents were requesting additional recreation and museum amenities as well as neighborhood improvements. Voters overwhelmingly approved an additional sales tax to plan and construct a variety of new community amenities.
Public Safety Projects:
The Greeley City Council placed another question on the ballot in November of 2004, this time asking voters to decide on funding for a new police headquarters. Greeley voters again approved an additional sales tax to fund the replacement of the city's obsolete and overcrowded headquarters and make other public safety improvements. In 2004, voters approved an additional sales tax to fund a new $24 million police headquarters and improvements to the Union Colony Fire/Rescue facility.
Election Results - Final results for the voter approved Community Improvement Projects:
Quality of Life Program - Question 2A
YES 11,502 NO 9,350
Public Safety Improvements - Question 2A
YES 18,478 NO 12,573
Thank you for supporting community improvements in Greeley!
Projects Overview - Listed below find details and links to the City Council Quality of Life Projects
||This Quality of Life program includes construction of enhancements to key entryways and main arterials as well as neighborhood improvements. Examples include landscaping/streetscaping, lighting, alley paving, sidewalks and ramps.
- South 11th Avenue Entryway - Completed Fall '04
- North 8th Avenue Downtown Entryway - Completed Fall '04
- 16th Street from 8th Avenue to 23rd Avenue - Completed Fall 2007
- 34 Bypass Interchange - Completed Fall 2007
- US 34 Bypass from 11th to 17th Avenues was authorized to proceed through the project design stage in mid-2009; since then a careful field analysis revealed some serious and expensive utility conflicts to porceed with a screen wall type of entry feature. An alternate, involving the construction of a uniform, decorative concrete fence along the back lot lines of the properties on the north of the highway, was explored with area residents throughout summer 2010 and an approach generally agreed to by the residents in attendance at a September meeting. Council had agreed to proceed with getting bids worked up for this alternate, which would accur late 2010 to 2011. The authorization to commence with construction will depend upon the final bid for work.
Another entryway project that was approved with a general concept-level design includes the South 8th Avenue entry at approximately 24th Street. Council has suspended further design work on this entry pending the funding needs of the US Hwy 34 project.
|Greeley History Museum
||Completed July '05
The new Greeley History Museum, located at 714 Eighth Street, includes permanent and temporary exhibits, space for processing and storage of all museum artifacts, a museum store, plus archives and research work space. The Grand opening was held July 21, 2005. Museum hours are Wednesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free!
|Greeley Ice Haus
||Completed September '05
The Greeley Ice Haus, located at 900 8th Avenue in downtown Greeley, is a premier indoor ice center which includes an NHL-size rink, pro shop, spectator seating, meeting rooms, birthday party room and more. The grand opening was held September 24, 2005.
|Island Grove Field Conversion
||Completed November '06
This project retained one existing softball field and converted the other fields into a multi-use turf area for adult and youth soccer, flag football, and other sport practices and games. This helped meet the unmet field demands for City of Greeley leagues, Bootlegger youth soccer and Adult Latino soccer. Fields were open for play in Fall 2007.
|Jesus Rodarte Center
||Completed January '05
||The Jesus Rodarte Cultural Center was remodeled and expanded providing space for the boxing program, a new multi-use indoor court, exercise equipment, community meeting rooms and more. The outdoor play equipment and play surface were also upgraded. A ribbon cutting occurred on January 15, 2005.
|Lincoln Park Master Plan Improvements
||Completed Fall 2009
Lincoln Park, established in 1870, has received a new facelift. Renovations include new paths, gazebo improvements, architectural elements and plantings. A rededication ceremony was held on August 22, 2009.
The City Council approved two neighborhood studies in 2004 and two more in 2006. The projects include, but are not limited to, improvements such as new street lights, fire hydrants, sidewalks, access ramps and housing rehabilitation. Improvements will occur at varous locations throughout the study areas in coordination with other neighborhood projects. Project areas include:
10th Street Neighborhood Improvements
UNC Neighborhood Improvements
Sunrise Neighborhood Improvements
John Evans Neighborhood
|Neighborhood and Community Parks
A potential total of 7 new parks are anticipated by the end of the Quality of Life program. Location of new parks is based on growth patterns and park standards. New parks south of Highway 34 are needed as well as in the western areas of Greeley where there was lots of residential activity over the last ten years.
|- Family FunPlex & Twin Rivers Community Park
||Completed April '06
Located at 1501 65th Avenue, the Family FunPlex is a multi-use leisure and sports center designed for families and individuals including a warm water family indoor water park, water slide, lazy river, 4-lane lap pool, multi-use indoor field house, indoor walk/jogging track, fitness center, senior activity room, community meeting rooms, kitchen, fun zone, child sitting/tot lot, food court, adventure golf and water wars area. The FunPlex is located in the Twin Rivers Community Park along with an adult softball complex, multi-use fields, amphitheater, trails, open space, group picnic shelters, sensory playground, plus a stormwater detention pond and non-potable irrigation system. The Family FunPlex and Twin Rivers Community Park grand opening was held April 29, 2006.
|- Fritz & Marjorie Ramseier Farm Park
||Completed July 2009
A 15-acre park located at 2828 C Street. Estimated cost: $1,500,000
Amenities include a playground, picnic shelters, basketball court, walking trails and local artwork following a farm theme. A ribbon cutting for Ramseier Farm Park was held August 22, 2009.
Centennial Pool -
Completed May 2006
Sunrise Park Splashpark - Completed June 2006
Island Grove Splashpark - Completed June 2006
Discovery Bay -
Completed May 2007
|Construction of Discovery Bay, a new outdoor pool at Balsam Avenue and 24th Street; repair and enhancements to Centennial Pool; and conversion of two pools to splashparks.|
|Poudre River Trailheads & Sheep Draw Trail
Construct entire section of the Sheep Draw Trail from approximately US 34 By Pass to the Poudre Trail.
Trailheads along the Poudre Trail:
83rd Avenue (Poudre Learning Center)
71st Avenue at Poudre River Ranch (Red Barn area)
25th Avenue at the Poudre Ponds
Additional trailheads are being considered.
|Public Safety Improvements
||Police Headquarters - Completed April 2007
Public Safety Building Remodel - Completed Winter '07/'08
Improvements include the new state-of-the art police headquarters; improvements to the Union Colony Fire/Rescue facility and Municipal Court; relocation of the City's Information Technology division; and space for a GTV8 government access television studio.
|Youth Sports Complex Improvements
||Improve parking lot, construct trails, add safety lighting, landscaping, shelters, and expand the number of play fields by four fields at Greeley's Youth Sports Complex located at 20th Street and 65th Avenue.|