Cheyenne-Arapaho Park Background and Project Description:
Cheyenne-Arapaho Park (CAP) or, Tsistsistas-Hinono’einiihi’ Park (the park’s official name), is an existing 4.6-acre neighborhood park that honors the Plains Native American tribes, and features a Cheyenne-Arapaho inspired sculpture and council gathering ring. The east side of the park, approximately 2.1 acres in size, was acquired by the County in 1986 and was developed as a passive use park in the late 1990’s. It has a large turfgrass lawn circled by a gravel path, and edged with landscape plantings. The 2.5-acre west side of the park was acquired in 2006 and minimally improved as an expansion to the existing developed park. It features a crusher fine gravel path and native xeric landscaping. This portion of the park is considered to be an underutilized recreational resource for this rapidly developing and dense population area.
The County wants to plan and design the entire park (east and west sides) to create a unified park design that best meets the current and future needs of the neighborhood and the community. The master plan’s goal is to define park uses, program elements (activities) and facility locations that will create the highest quality park experience possible. Potential proposed improvements could include a playground, picnic shelter, open irrigated turf areas, trees, park paths and active elements such as an off-leash dog park, a basketball court, or other elements desired by the community.
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