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Meadow Creek

Nestled between Stephen’s Park and the Meadow Creek Condominiums in the Intermountain neighborhood of West Vail is a 2.6-acre parcel that was, in 2005, destined to be developed. However, neighbors and friends who regularly visited Stephen’s Park envisioned a different future. They wanted to preserve the area as open space for the enjoyment of the public and the protection of the wildlife that wandered onto property from the adjacent U.S. Forest Service lands.

Led by Domini Zopf and Dona Stever, a small group approached the Town of Vail to determine its interest in purchasing the parcel and adding it to the Town’s open space portfolio. When the Town agreed to pay $230,000 towards a $360,000 purchase price, the group turned to Eagle Valley Land Trust to fund the balance. The land trust responded by raising $65,000 among friends and neighbors and obtaining another $65,000 from the Eagle County Open Space Fund to close the deal. This parcel, protected by a conservation easement held by Eagle Valley Land Trust, remains a popular site for walking, wildlife watching, tubing, and tobogganing.

Read more about our Vail Conservation Easements in board member Kent Erickson’s Trust Our Land column.

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Species you may see:

Mule Deer

Photo Gallery

Conservation Easement Signed:

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:

Lands Protected:
2.64 acres

Conservation Values:
Scenic open space, wildlife habitat, recreation access

Public Access:

Town of Vail

Click here to get an interactive look at our conserved land portfolio.