Public open house: Seeds of Learning expansion and roofed ice-skating rink proposed for South Pagosa Park


Town of Pagosa Springs

The Town of Pagosa Springs is hosting a public open house seeking public input on two proposed developments/improvements within South Pagosa Park, located at 550 S. 8th St.

The conceptual site plan envisions an expansion of the Seeds of Learning Early Care and Education Center and a proposed new roofed structure over an enlarged ice-skating rink and future multiuse pavilion.

Seeds of Learning is contemplating an expansion to accommodate future child care and preschool needs, and has been operating at capacity with 45 students, with another 60 children on a wait list. It serves families from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and remain a crucial source of care for the community’s workforce, offering a sliding tuition scale for many of its families. Its intended expansion will allow it to enroll an additional 43-53 preschool students by 2027.

The Pagosa Springs Multi-Purpose Pavilion (PSMPP) board is seeking support for a roofed structure to enclose the existing ice-skating rink in its current location. The structure would serve several purposes including lengthening the skating season, and allowing for additional revenue and an in-town winter outdoor recreation opportunity. An additional future phase for the pavilion is envisioned that would enlarge the facility and could accommodate a range of offseason indoor youth and community activities.

Public comments are sought on this conceptual plan during the on-site public open house on Tuesday, May 16, at South Pagosa Park, 550 S. 8th St (southwest corner of S. 8th Street and Apache Street). The event will be open from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., and town staff as well as representatives from both Seeds and PSMPP will be available to answer questions. 

If you are unable to attend the event in person, please visit for the virtual open house to view the conceptual plan and provide your comments or ask questions. 

For more information, please contact or call (970) 264-4151, ext. 221.