Parks & Recreation TNACC Fund

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This year, the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department wants to explore our options related to the future of our Trails, Natural Areas, and Community Character (TNACC) fund. This is our current 4.0 mill property tax fund that funds the purchase of natural areas and open space, creates and connects trails, preserves wildlife habitats, protects natural areas around creeks, and conserves scenic landscapes.


Facts Regarding Current TNACC Fund

The TNACC Fund was approved by voters in 2004 and again in 2014. The fund is currently operating at a voter approved 4 mill levy which equates to approximately $2.0 million annually. Unless extended, this fund will sunset (expire) in 2024.

  • The fund is currently used to purchase natural areas and open space; create and connect trails; preserve wildlife habitats; protect natural areas around creeks; and conserve scenic landscapes.
  • TNACC is administered under guidance of a community-led advisory board, OSTAB.
  • Existing funds have purchased over 400 acres of open space and 21 miles of trails. Examples include: Wise Woods Open Space, Allen Farms Open Space, improvements to the Singletrack Trails, and Coal Creek Trail connectors.

With voter approval, TNACC would be expanded to help meet other critical needs, such as updating and improving outdated playgrounds and general maintenance of existing parks. This new mill levy would sunset in 2034.

Future plans include:

  • Continuing to purchase and preserve natural areas and open space.
  • Building new neighborhoods parks (Compass and Morgan Hill), and complete or update other neighborhood parks (Schofield Historic Park and Trailhead, Country Fields).
  • Replace/upgrade existing park amenities and tennis/pickleball courts (Reliance & Arapahoe Ridge Park).
  • Improve Coal Creek Trail and build new community trail connections (Erie Highlands to Westerly development through Sunset Open Space).

Results of May 26 - June 9, 2022 Survey of Residents:



Spanish language translation services:

Esta información es importante. Por favor llame al Pueblo de Erie al 303-926-2707 para obtener este mensaje y recibir asistencia en Español.

This year, the Town of Erie Parks & Recreation Department wants to explore our options related to the future of our Trails, Natural Areas, and Community Character (TNACC) fund. This is our current 4.0 mill property tax fund that funds the purchase of natural areas and open space, creates and connects trails, preserves wildlife habitats, protects natural areas around creeks, and conserves scenic landscapes.


Facts Regarding Current TNACC Fund

The TNACC Fund was approved by voters in 2004 and again in 2014. The fund is currently operating at a voter approved 4 mill levy which equates to approximately $2.0 million annually. Unless extended, this fund will sunset (expire) in 2024.

  • The fund is currently used to purchase natural areas and open space; create and connect trails; preserve wildlife habitats; protect natural areas around creeks; and conserve scenic landscapes.
  • TNACC is administered under guidance of a community-led advisory board, OSTAB.
  • Existing funds have purchased over 400 acres of open space and 21 miles of trails. Examples include: Wise Woods Open Space, Allen Farms Open Space, improvements to the Singletrack Trails, and Coal Creek Trail connectors.

With voter approval, TNACC would be expanded to help meet other critical needs, such as updating and improving outdated playgrounds and general maintenance of existing parks. This new mill levy would sunset in 2034.

Future plans include:

  • Continuing to purchase and preserve natural areas and open space.
  • Building new neighborhoods parks (Compass and Morgan Hill), and complete or update other neighborhood parks (Schofield Historic Park and Trailhead, Country Fields).
  • Replace/upgrade existing park amenities and tennis/pickleball courts (Reliance & Arapahoe Ridge Park).
  • Improve Coal Creek Trail and build new community trail connections (Erie Highlands to Westerly development through Sunset Open Space).

Results of May 26 - June 9, 2022 Survey of Residents:



Spanish language translation services:

Esta información es importante. Por favor llame al Pueblo de Erie al 303-926-2707 para obtener este mensaje y recibir asistencia en Español.

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