October 18 Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Park Amenities & Improvements
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 12, 2022-This week, crews are putting the final touches on Little Toots Park improvements, including the unveiling of the new Lions Club Playground. A community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 at Little Toots Park, beginning at 3 PM.
Community members are invited to attend, especially local youth looking to explore the new playground and all its exciting and unique features. The event will consist of a short presentation by several members of City Council and the Ski Town Lions Club, followed by free play and photos on the new playground structure.
The new playground will be known as the Lions Club Playground at Little Toots Park after the local Ski Towns Lions Club, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The club has a long history of providing community support and infrastructure improvements at Little Toots Park and will continue their support with ongoing maintenance assistance, including organizing annual park clean-ups.
“The new Lions Club Playground at Little Toots Park is the result of a multi-year public process aimed at replacing the existing playground that was installed in 1995,” commented Aaron Stafford, Parks Supervisor. “Despite several supply delays, we are nearing completion and are excited to share this new playground with the community.”
Playground manufacturer, Little Tikes Commercial provided three different playground options, all offering inclusive play for 2 to 12-year-old children. Community members, including local children, were able to weigh in on their favorite layout options and color schemes via a public survey.
In addition, landscape improvements include seven new benches installed around the playground for rest and playground viewing. A new concrete walkway connects to the existing gazebo in the park and a new soft surface trail has replaced the deteriorating asphalt trail that leads to the bridge to the library. The final two playground elements are still being manufactured, including the Tri-Rock and Grand Strand features, and will be installed early next spring once complete.
Aaron Stafford, Parks Supervisor, 970.871.7025 or email
Craig Robinson, Parks, Open Space & Trails Manager, 970.871.7034 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email