Garden Creek Trail Loop Connectivity Plan

Currently there are almost 90 miles of trails in the Casper area, which, along with the area’s geography, diverse terrain and numerous natural features, provide a remarkable outdoor experience for residents and visitors alike.  The Natrona County Development Plan recommends prioritizing additional access to open space and recreational opportunities in future planning efforts.  Expanding the local trail system and connecting open spaces will support these priorities, as well as enhance the area’s recreational opportunities, support a good quality of life for area residents, and further highlight Natrona County’s natural beauty.

This plan will guide the creation of a new trail loop along conservation easements in the Garden Creek Drainage, and recommend the ideal connection to the existing trail along Casper Mountain Road and into Rotary Park.  An extension of the existing trail system will serve both residents and visitors with increased recreational opportunities, low-stress active transportation networks, and improved health and safety in accordance with the goals of the Long Range Transportation Plan.

Bar Nunn Streetscape Revitalization Plan

The Town of Bar Nunn: Comprehensive Plan Update (April 2018) and the Town of Bar Nunn Transportation Plan (July 2017) both prioritize improvements to the mobility and connectivity for residents and visitors, enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors and, improving the economic vitality of the town.  Additionally, the amount of degrading roadways through the town has increased in recent years, and town council and staff are interested in decreasing the total amount of roadway surfacing the town maintains and subsequently reducing maintenance costs.

The Bar Nunn Streetscape Revitalization Plan will outline a thoughtful and inviting streetscape improvement plan for the Town of Bar Nunn. The goal of the plan is to provide streetscape and roadway alignment solutions that will reduce Bar Nunn’s street maintenance burden. The plan will outline cohesive streetscape options that retain the distinct layout of the town, honor its unique history, and provide actionable solutions to reduce Bar Nunn’s street maintenance budget. 

The Casper Area MPO, the Town of Bar Nunn, and consulting firm Y2 Consultants (formerly Western Research and Development) are hosting a public workshop to help design the future street system and landscaping of major Bar Nunn streets, including the new downtown Bar Nunn commercial center.  This event will be held May 25th from 4:00-8:00 PM at The Hangar, 1410 Prairie Lane, in Bar Nunn. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Walking Tour of the New Town Center  Weather permitting, participants will meet at The Hangar at 4:00 PM and tour the planned future downtown center. 
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Presentation and Social Hour  Community design experts will present study findings and design alternatives for consideration by the public.  Light refreshments (The Hangar’s award-winning pizza) will be served.
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM:  Citizen Design Charrette  Community designers from Y2 Consultants and Harmony Design and Engineering will lead a hands-on citizen design workshop, also known as a charrette.  Citizens can work with the design team and identify their concerns and proposed improvement locations on large-scale aerial maps of the community.  

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