Design Strategies

In Public Workshop #1, participants identified critical issues, needs and concerns.

In Public Workshop #2, participants identified strategies to address the critical issues, needs and concerns. The strategies proposed are organized by issue.

  • Create the sense of community, ownership and pride through community built projects
  • Create family, kid and community friendly improvements
Fountain Creek Greenway Plan Funding Vizualization
Fountain Creek Greenway and Revitalization Master Plan
  • Develop a theme or branding for the greenway that embraces the labor history of the historic eastside, cultural diversity and veteran contributions to the community
  • Create the feeling of a shady oasis
  • Create a Pueblo historic eastside fountain creek greenway logo
  • Develop a community weed control and maintenance program.
  • Provide access for all to the recreation center for education and recreation opportunities
  • Create a messaging campaign that lets people know that the historic eastside is a safe, secure and welcoming community
  • Wherever possible strive to replace or modernize blighted buildings
  • Keep the Greenway wild and natural
  • Promote safety in each and every element proposed for the master plan


  • Develop outdoor education programs centered at the community recreation center. This could be partnered with the local schools
  • Engage kids with educational programs in the classroom and kids teaching kids
  • Affordable programmed leagues
  • Gardening
  • Frisbee
  • Jogging
  • Environmental programs for all age groups
  • Bicycling
  • Community service opportunities
  • Community, neighborhood, church and service organization gatherings
  • Pedestrian and bicycle connectivity between neighborhoods, recreational amenities and community destinations


  • Trails
  • Paved plazas
  • Great lawn for large events and athletic use
  • Plaza Verde Amphitheater
  • Community Recreation Center including:
    • Pool
    • Water slide
    • Playground
    • Sauna
    • Running track
    • Multi-Purpose rooms
    • Cardio room
    • Computer center
    • Senior center
    • Game tables
  • Wheel park
  • Regional focal point between 4th and 8th Streets at the existing community center
  • Courts and lawn areas for spontaneous athletic use
  • Interpretive signs and museum
    • Historic
    • Environmental
    • Landmarks
  • Branch Library
  • Urban Greenway Corridor along Fountain Creek
  • Areas for programmed league play
    • Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Softball
  • Regional playground
  • Tennis courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Fitness stations
  • Mesh picnic tables
  • Gazebos
  • Shelters / pavilion
  • Benches
  • Outdoor theater
  • Spray park
  • Fountain
  • Garbage cans
  • Pet poop bags


  • Engage local citizens. Bring them into the process and the projects. This includes all age groups
  • Follow through by city government and city staff
  • Teach through example


  • Strategically plan implementation to match flow of capital and maintenance funding
  • Create an adopt a “trail, park, block, etc.” program
  • Look for local and regional partnerships. Building on those that currently exist

Other Ideas

  • Enforce building codes
  • Some potential partners include CDOT, county extension service through 4-H clubs and the YMCA
  • Decrease the number of rental properties on the historic eastside
  • Improve the environment on the historic eastside