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Louisville Township Community Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Planning Map and Parks Plan and Development Report.

Lovell, Erin.

Louisville Township, located in Scott County, appointed a Parks, Trails, and Open Space (PTOS) Committee in 2007 charged with drafting a trails 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 new 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 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, summarized in this report. The Louisville Township PTOS Committee used the report to revise the community's parks plan, recommend improvements to existing parks, identify potential parcels for future acquisition, and recommend whether to develop the Louisville Township Landfill as a future park.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
This project was supported by a grant from the Community Growth Options (U-CGO) program, a joint project of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) and the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, with funding from the McKnight Foundation.
21 pp.
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