The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town as well as a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District.
Joining the Town Council as hosts of the picnic will be staff from the Police, Library and Community Development departments, as well as representatives from Vail Mountain. During the event, picnickers will be encouraged to learn more about the Colorado Classic pro cycling races coming to Vail on Aug. 16 and 17, plus wildfire awareness, evacuation and a drawing for two free emergency preparedness kits. In addition, information on the library’s Join Us! Campaign and Virtually Vail will be presented, as well an update on the Restore the Gore campaign including resources for homeowners and native seed mixes.
Representatives from the Vail Local Housing Authority and the staff’s housing team will be on hand to talk about the benefits and opportunities afforded by the new VailINDEED employee housing unit deed restriction program. Also, a pocket guide listing free and discounted services available to community members will be distributed for reference year-round.
Now in its 19th year, the picnic series provides residents an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about community issues to members of the town staff and Vail Town Council. An earlier picnic at Bighorn Park drew hundreds of picnickers. A recap of citizen comments and responses will be posted on the town’s website and on Facebook following the event.
For more information, contact the community information office at 970-479-2115.