We, CITIZENS OF AND VISITORS TO TAOS, request that the Town remove the large stage, perimeter fencing, and loud concerts from Kit Carson Park.

We are no longer able to enjoy walking ourselves or our dogs in the park, or playing with children or grandchildren, and meeting neighbors. We are barred from entering many areas in the park that belong to the public, those of us who live near and far, many of whose tax dollars have supported the park for decades. We wish to retain the historic nature of the park and easy access to the cemetery that we enjoy visiting. 

There are numerous better locations for a large outdoor stage and loud music with plenty of parking and camping.

Total Petition Signatures: 897

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We, CITIZENS OF AND VISITORS TO TAOS, request that the Town remove the large stage, perimeter fencing, and loud concerts from Kit Carson Park.

We are no longer able to enjoy walking ourselves or our dogs in the park, or playing with children or grandchildren, and meeting neighbors. We are barred from entering many areas in the park that belong to the public, those of us who live near and far, many of whose tax dollars have supported the park for decades. We wish to retain the historic nature of the park and easy access to the cemetery that we enjoy visiting.

There are numerous better locations for a large outdoor stage and loud music with plenty of parking and camping.*

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* Some Better Locations for the Outdoor Stage with plenty of Parking and Camping: 1. Gravel Pit off Salazar Road, bought by Town for $964,000 in 2006 specifically for use as an Outdoor Music Venue
2. Town-owned land near the airport
3. Open land near the Mothership. (Could Mothership manage the concerts?)

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TOPICS OF CONCERN :

  1. We request that the surrounding residential neighborhoods and the Historic District proper be respected concerning noise levels.  It is important that the Town of Town and concert contractors adhere to the noise level limits and other requirements stated in the  Town’s Public Park Rules and Regulations For Use document.

  2. We request that the Town of Taos actively monitor and enforce the noise levels and the event time limits to 10 pm.  Please realize these events are affecting the property values of all Town neighborhoods that surround the Park.

  3. We request that the continuous walking and jogging paths be reinstated, improved and be made ADA compliant.   Aside from this path being used by the whole community, it is an important training site for the Volunteer  Firefighters in order to keep physically fit to better serve Town and County residents.  Plus this path is used by the High School Track & Field Teams for their training.

  4. We request that the Town of Taos retain the historic nature of the park and create easy access and continued maintenance for the historic Kit Carson Cemetery which lies within the park.

  5. We request that the Acequia Madre be revitalized and protected as a valuable cultural and agricultural resource.

  6. We request that there be no more removal of historic trees in the park and that the Town of Taos coordinate with the Tree Board on any care and maintenance issues for the park trees.

  7. We request that the potential for over-use of the park be monitored as the increased trash and trampling has damaged the life-cycle of the grass.

  8. We request that a dedicated parks maintenance crew be assigned strictly for park maintenance separate from event maintenance and set-up.

  9. We request that the Town of Taos provide to the Council and the public a written plan for all Kit Carson Park renovations.  This would need to include supporting budget documents.

  10. We request that the Town of Taos consider removing the large stage, the perimeter fencing and the loud concerts from Kit Carson park and consider moving these large music events to a more suitable location out of the Historic District and residential neighborhoods.