We are asking for your help to build a new playground with outdoor fitness stations in the La Veta Town Park. Community members identified the playground with fitness equipment as a priority during a needs assessment process conducted in 2019. The needs formed the basis for the La Veta Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan, which the Town Board has adopted. The old playground was built when the needs of people of all ages and abilities were not considered. The equipment was so old that it
had to be removed by the Town to protect users' safety.

 

Our vision is to engage the community in building a new safe, multi-generational, inclusive playground to meet the needs of residents and visitors of all ages and abilities. The new playground with fitness equipment will cost $170,000, which we will raise through grants and locally raised funds. The total budget covers the following costs:

 

  • ADA accessible playground equipment, including swing sets, climbing structure, and slide;
  • ADA accessible picnic tables;
  • Outdoor fitness equipment, including strength building stations and balance, suitable for all ages;
  • Wood timber border with wheelchair access and wood fiber surfacing;
  • Kiosk to recognize and thank donors; and
  • Adjacent ADA accessible parking and sidewalk (to be funded by the Town).

 

We have tentatively scheduled a meeting on January 13, 2022, at 10:00-12:00 a.m. and a repeat at 6:00-8:00 p.m., to engage the community in designing the new playground and fitness equipment. The estimated date for completion of the build is December 31, 2022. When complete, La Veta will have a new playground with outdoor fitness equipment that is ADA accessible, safe, and serves the needs of toddlers to seniors. Parents and grandparents will be able to exercise while keeping an eye on children using the playground equipment.


We are committed to raising $20,000, which is the cash match required for grants. We need your help. To date, the collaboration has raised $5,500. We are asking the donors participating in the Spanish Peaks Business Alliance’s Holiday Giving Event to help us reach our fundraising goal and be an important participant in fulfilling this vision.

La Veta Trails, Inc.

  • The Town of La Veta, La Veta Trails, and the La Veta Public Library have formed a collaboration to fund and construct a new playground in the La Veta Town Park in 2022. We share a mission to engage the community in developing, using, maintaining, and promoting recreational amenities that get people physically active outdoors. As the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, La Veta Trails serves as the recipient of the funds raised on behalf of the collaboration. La Veta Trails was founded in 2015 to build a community-based trail system for people of all ages and abilities.

    Please visit our website to learn more, www.lavetatrails.org