Acquiring money and land for parks and trails — February 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – Topic: Acquiring Money and Land for Parks and Trails, @ JP Coughlin Center

Discussion Outline – (1 page, 60 KB)

DNR publication -“Guide for development of  local comprehensive outdoor recreation plans” — see Appendix F (pdf, 309KBf)

DNR publication – “Funding for Wisconsin trails” (pdf, 592 KB)

Brown County Planning Department Publication – “Recreation Trails, Crime and Property Values: Brown County’s Mountain-Bay Trail and the Proposed Fox River Trail” (pdf, 3,106 KB)

 Fox River Trail Study, Brown County – (pdf, 279 KB)

American Trails Resources and Library link – several studies on the impacts of trails on neighborhoods, home and property values, safety, perceptions, liability and quality of life can be found at this site.

Greenways, Inc website – cites benefits of greenways and trails, including a citation of the Brown County study

National Park Service document about economic impacts of protecting trails, rivers and greenways

Fox Cities Greenways -our local greenways, trails and parks advocacy group in the Fox Valley

Community Examples (where apporpriate, contact the board or planning commission for further information)

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