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Louisville Township Parks Plan and Development Options

Louisville Township, located in Scott County, appointed a Parks, Trails, and Open Space Committee in 2007, charged with drafting a parks plan for the community. The plan focused on existing parkland, which is of limited recreational value because of the size and location of the parcels, and recommended acquisition of several additional parcels from willing landowners for development of parks. The plan was not embraced by the public nor ultimately approved by the township board. A graduate student in landscape architecture worked with the committee to revise the plan in order to provide residents with accessible recreational opportunities, coordinate the location of parks with Louisville Township's trails plan and the Scott County Regional Parks and Trail System, research opportunities for redeveloping the closed Louisville Township Landfill as a future park or recreational facility, and identify funding sources for purchasing and developing parkland. The Louisville Township PTOS Committee used the report to revise the parks plan, recommend improvements to existing parks, identify parcels for future acquisition, and recommend whether to develop the Louisville Township Landfill as a local or regional park.

Project Award Date: 
2009-09-15
Community organization or agency: 
Louisville Township
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