The Town of Grand Lake will be receiving $22,000 in Conservation Trust Funds money for landscape work at a retaining wall where the sand volleyball courts are located at the lakefront.
Grand County commissioners approved the allocation of the money at their Dec. 18 meeting, with the bulk of the money contributed from Commissioner District 2 and a total of $600 contributed from each of the commissioner districts that do not incorporate Grand Lake.
The Town of Grand Lake does not have a specific design in mind for its lakefront improvements in this area, according to Grand Lake Town Manager David Hook, but hopes to enhance the "rough-looking" elevation change from the sand-courts property to the Western Riveria hotel parking area. To beautify the area, there may be rock landscaping done at the retaining wall to create more of a terracing effect, Hook said. The work is slated to be done in 2013.
Town officials see that area of the lakefront as under-utilized, the manager continued. In town discussions, board members have suggested ways to make that section of town property more inviting, such as with an extension of the boardwalk and more town benches. Other ideas considered for use of the property have been incorporating a gazebo, installing kayak docks, and maybe even using the land for parking, Hook said.