Roosevelt off and running in 2023
The long-awaited Roosevelt nature park and city trail system is scheduled for completion this year.
Josh Bake gave a presentation at the Roosevelt Business Alliance meeting this month, and gave updates on the upcoming projects for the city of Roosevelt in 2023.
The nature park will include an amphitheatre, a pavilion/learning center, awalking trail, and a 1.25-acre pond with a wheelchair-accessible dock. Bake shared a concept drawing of what the full trail system will look like when finished.
With the old library building now vacant since the library has moved to its new location, the city has plans to turn it into an innovation hub.
Much like Vernal’s Innovation Hub, the Roosevelt hub will offer flexible office space and co-working solutions designed to help the entrepreneurial spirit in our community; a better way to work, with 13 private offices, three open air offices, a lounge area, a conference room and a break room.
It will offer all the perks of an office on a smaller, more affordable scale.
Designed by CRS Engineers, the Hub is funded by a $230,000 grant from the Rural Co-Working and Innovation Center and is currently in the bidding process, with bids closing Feb. 9. The project is expected to take six months once the contract is awarded.
Bake also gave an update on the Roosevelt City Sports Complex, sharing concept drawings of the baseball and softball fields for both youth and adult leagues, soccer fields, and a new multi-purpose cement surface for pickle ball courts and an ice-skating rink.
Lastly, Bake shared an update on the Rough Riders Shooting Complex. According to Bake, the CIB funding wasn’t approved this past year so the complex will be opened in phases as funding becomes available.