Parks Advisory Board


The role of the Parks Advisory Board includes four primary responsibilities:

  • Advise the Public Works Parks Division Staff on compliance with Tree City USA Standards.

  • Advise the Board of Trustees regarding the establishment and implementation of a Public Art Policy that guides the acceptance and placement of public art memorials, donations and purchases.

  • Advise the Public Works Parks Division Staff and the Board of Trustees on content and implementation of technical standards for public and private parks, trails, plantings, noxious weeds and pest control.

  • Support the Community environmental/wetlands educational programs in the schools and community efforts on river restoration, clean up, bank re-vegetation and water quality protection.

The Parks Advisory Board (PAB) meets on the third Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend and public comment is heard at regular meetings. Materials for current and archived PAB meetings can be accessed by selecting Parks Advisory Board on the Boards and Meetings page.

To inquire about the PAB, email Brian Berg, Staff Liaison.


Parks Advisory Board Members
Board Member Name Term Expiration Date
Geoff Elliot, Chair December 31, 2022
Christian Berry April 30, 2023
Donovan Colegrove December 31, 2023
Elizabeth Kostiuk December 31, 2022
Vicki Papineau March 31, 2024
Ron Wilcocks March 31, 2024
Trustee Cindy Younglund Town Board Liaison
Brian Berg Staff Liaison


Art in Public Places Program

The Parks Advisory Board created the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, which describes the process and criteria to be used when evaluating potential public works of art and projects for Town display. This program enriches the community by weaving public art into everyday experiences and creating lasting impressions on those who encounter it. 

Art in Public Places Printable Brochure

Art in Public Places Guidelines &  Artwork Donation Form


Helpful Links & Resources

Recommended Plant List

Estes Valley Watershed Coalition

Estes Valley Land Trust

Wandering Wildlife Society

Hermit Park Open Space

Rocky Mountain National Park

Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest - Know Before You Go