Community Park Master Plan
The Township purchased in late 2013 land for its
second community park and other municipal uses.
The 67 acre White Property is located along Route 401 at the
intersection of Walnut Lane
- close to the intersection of Routes 401 and 113.
As a first step in the ultimate
development of the site, a Park Master Plan is being developed for the
property. This plan will
take about a year to complete and will outline a vision for the property
that shows the facilities to be developed, what portions of the property
will remain open, expected development costs and future operating
expenses. The Board of
Supervisors has selected a Park Planning firm (YSM Landscape Architects)
to oversee the preparation of the plan guided by a twelve member study
A major part of the plan preparation
consisted of the solicitation of public input.
Two public workshops were held with over 100 participants and and
an online survey was conducted between May and September 2014 to solicit
comments. Over 161 citizens provided their input through this
process. The first workshop
gathered resident input on recreation needs in the community and ideas
for the park. The second
workshop presented a pre-final version of the park plan to the public
for further input.
Smaller focus group meetings and
interviews/surveys with key stakeholders were also conducted in the
plan's development. This
outreach l included immediately adjacent landowners, sports groups,
conservation organizations, and homeowner associations.
The Plan Task Force continues to work with the
consultants to refine the plan and prepare cost estimates for
development and maintenance schedules for the facilities provided.
The Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting sometime in late
2014 or early 2015 to solicit final input before considering adoption of
the Master Plan.