Nature Kids Play Area (NKJN) / Inspire Trail Project

Reunión a puerta abierta para el sendero Inspire Trail / Proyecto de zona de juego de Jóvenes de la Naturaleza

jueves, 10 de mayo 2018
biblioteca de Sanchez
655 Sir Galahad Drive/Lafayette

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El parque de la naturaleza de Sanchez

Sendero de Inspiracion

Propuestas de modificaciones de tráfico en Sir Galahad

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Public Open House for the Inspire Trail / Nature Kids Play Area Project (Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza Lafayette)

The City of Lafayette in collaboration with Nature Kids/Jovenes de la Naturaleza Lafayette (NKJN) has received grant funding to 1) transform the Sanchez Elementary schoolyard into a public nature play area and 2) construct a new trail and improvements along Drainageway #4/Sir Galahad Dr. to connect local neighborhoods to local schools and beyond.  The Nature Kids Project is intended to bring a wealth of desirable amenities and connectivity to the entire Lafayette community and the underserved residents of the Sanchez Elementary neighborhood.

As part of this process, City staff and project consultants are inviting the public to learn about and discuss these improvements.  A Public Open House will be held on May 10, from 5:00-7:30pm in the Sanchez Elementary Library located at 655 Sir Galahad Dr.  Members of the public are invited to drop in anytime between 5:00 and 7:30pm to view maps and drawings, and speak with staff.  Those unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to view the plans and provide comments/ask questions on the project webpage. Exhibits presented at the meeting will be available on the project webpage:

Information will be available in English and Spanish, and Spanish interpreters will be providing assistance during the Open House.

Sanchez Nature Experience
View a copy of the nature play proposal
An element of the project is to design and construct a nature play area on the school grounds of Sanchez Elementary.  This nature play area will consist of interactive nature components so children and families can connect with nature while experiencing activities related to an outdoor public space.  Beyond the basic features typically found in a public park, this nature play area will feature geologic components such as boulders, logs, wetland features and educational descriptors of natural surroundings.  The nature play area will be the focal point of the entire project with trails that lead users through the zone.  The intent of the nature play area is to provide patrons with an outdoor experience providing children and families a “connection” to nature in addition to providing a place of leisure and relaxation.  The nature play area is being designed by acclaimed architectural firm, Design Concepts, a Lafayette-based architectural firm that specializes in outdoor recreational concept and design.

Inspire Trail
View a copy of the Inspire Trail
The Inspire Trail will provide a crusher fine path extending from Boulder Ridge Mobile Home Park on the east, westward past Peak to Peak School along the drainageway social trail, through high density neighborhoods, and along the perimeter of the Sanchez Elementary property.  Future plan include expanding the trail towards additional multifamily housing areas and the RTD Park-and-Ride, and finally into downtown Lafayette.

Street Improvements and One-Way Traffic Modification on Sir Galahad Drive
View the proposed Sir Galahad traffic modifications
To improve safety and ADA accessibility, several improvements are proposed along Sir Galahad Drive and Merlin Drive.  These right-of-ways will provide critical on-street linkages between sections of Sanchez Trail.  Improvements will include widened sidewalks, curb extensions, added crosswalks, and landscaped street buffers.  Additionally, the majority of Sir Galahad will convert from two-way to one-way westbound traffic.  These improvements are intended to calm traffic speeds and give priority to pedestrians, in particular children and parents walking between school and home. 

Public Open House
May 10, 2018 - 5:00-7:30pm
Sanchez Elementary School – Library
655 Sir Galahad Drive / Lafayette

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