Parks, Open Space & Trails Committee (POST)

About POST

The POST Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Basalt Town Council for the planning of parks, trails, open space, and related projects.

Current Projects

Basalt River Park

The Town has broken the Basalt River Park development into 2 phases. Phase 1 of the Park project includes utility installation, grading, and hardscape installation (concrete plaza). Phase 2 includes the finishing of the park with final landscaping, misting features, bathrooms, bus stop, and band shell. Phase 1 of this project was completed in early 2022. As part of phase 2 the final irrigation system has been installed, landscaping has bee completed, as well as the misting feature, slide and other park amenities. Fabrication of park signage has begun, and will soon be installed. The Town is working through the final design of the bathroom and bus stop, which is planned for construction in the spring of 2023. The Park's bandshell design is currently being finalized and is intended to be a space to host events, and will provide an integrated climbing structure.

Renderings and construction photos of he Park are shown below.

BRP Rendering
Basalt River Park Aerial Photo
Basalt River Park Aerial Photo
Basalt River Park Aerial Photo
Basalt River Park Aerial Photo

Arbaney Park Pool

The Town of Basalt opened the new Arbaney Park Swimming Pool for the summer of 2022! The Pool opened on July 10th with some work still to be completed. The improvements were the first significant improvements to the pool since it was built over 25 years ago. The improvements include a new Robot Pool, improved locker rooms, and significant upgrades to reduce the energy footprint of the pool facility, including a new solar array and eight cold-climate heat pumps to power the pool facilities, resulting in significant reductions in energy use since. 

See construction photos below. 

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The POST Committee created a sign program for the Town's parks that was formally adopted by the Town Council in 2015. Link   

POST also created the Basalt Area Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan that was adopted by the Town Council in 2018. Link ​​    

Establishing POST as a Formal Advisory Committee to Council - Ordinance No.08 of Series 2019. Link

Current POST working documents include Town Map A and Map B in the Basalt Area Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan.​​ 


POST Meetings are typically held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 4:00-5:00 PM on Zoom. Please contact the Town Planning staff for a zoom link, or refer to the agendas page of the Town's webiste.