Tammy Jamieson - Advocate for Parks, Trails, and Open Space

Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure.

by Robert (Bob) Searns, Owner, Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.


Adapted from words by Kevin Batchelder, Town Manager

Tammy Jamieson worked for the Town of Silverthorne, CO for 14 years serving for nine years as Director of Recreation and Culture. She was a treasured and respected member of the Town’s management team and in the trails community in Colorado. Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure. She was admired and respected as a leader by all those she worked with.

Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, the acquisition and construction of the Silverthorne/Dillon Trail Connection, the development of the Blue River Experience, including river restoration, open space purchase and trail construction of the Blue River Trail along with numerous other projects that bettered the lives of Colorado residents and the thousands of tourists that visit the Colorado High Country each year.

Tammy was soft-spoken and humble but extremely effective in transforming the outdoor landscape of her community for the better. Amenities like the Blue River Trail are attributable to her determination, attention to detail and her commitment Tammy will be missed as a professional colleague and as a friend. At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jamieson family.

Contributions in Tammy’s memory can be made to CaringBridge—a free, nonprofit web service that connects family and friends to share information, love and support during a health care crisis, treatment and recovery. CaringBridge, 1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite 301, Eagan, MN 5512, 651-789-2300.

About the Author

Robert Searns has a four-decade history of visualizing, planning, and getting trails and greenway projects built. He was Project Director of Denver’s Platte River and Mary Carter Greenways—both national-award-wining projects. He helped plan the Grand Canyon National Park Greenway, played a key role on the Memphis Wolf River Greenway, and authored the Commerce City, CO Walk, Bike, Fit plan. He has written for Planning, Landscape Architecture, LA China, and American Trails Magazines and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Trails and Beyond Magazine. He chaired American Trails and was a founder of The World Trails Network as well as being a delegate to the America’s Great Outdoors White House conclave. His current book is Beyond Greenways: The Next Step For City Trails and Walking Routes, published in 2023 by Island Press. He resides, writes, hikes, and bikes near Denver, Colorado.

Contact: [email protected]

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