Vail’s Ford Park is one of the town’s biggest and most popular amenities. But as its use increases, what’s the best way to preserve the park and keep it available for broad use?

Vail officials are now looking at a new use plan for the park and its amenities. The town in January will issue a request for a consultant team to guide that plan. The budget for the project is about $150,000.

Vail Special Projects Manager Todd Oppenheimer recently briefed the council on current ideas for updating the current use plan.