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Do you want new trails? YOUR HELP NEEDED!

You are invited to the first of four public meetings to help shape the future of mountain biking and trail facilities in beautiful Detweiler Park.

Detweiler Park is located 8 miles north of the State Capital in Dauphin and is the largest of eight parks of public land owned and managed by the Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department.  Gardens, fields, meadows, evergreen plantations, hiking trails and mature deciduous forests are some of the ecosystems in this biologically diverse park. The park was recently purchased by Dauphin County who has launched its Master Site Plan process. A master site plan is a long-term planning document that serves as a blueprint for maintenance and development of a park. It takes into consideration many things including ecosystems, buildings, social settings, surrounding environments, and economic impact. https://www.dauphincounty.org/government/departments/parks_and_recreation/dauphin_county_parks/detweiler.php

The County created a survey to understand the needs of future users in the park. Here is a list of the top 5 suggestions from the survey:

1. Keep it natural
2. More hiking trails
3. Add restrooms
4. Create picnic areas with tables
5. Provide additional benches and seating

CALL TO ACTION:

Would you like to see shared-use trails developed in the park for hiking and mountain biking? Please consider joining us at the meetings to support future mountain biking opportunities by vocalizing your opinions to insure that our voice is heard and the County understands the need for more shared-use trails. This is our opportunity to make a difference in the planning process and influence expansion of the trail system in the park.

The first meeting will be held on Monday February 3 at 7PM.

Dauphin County Conservation District office
1451 Peters Mountain Road | Dauphin, PA 17018

Please try to make time to attend this critical meeting and support our effort to bring mountain biking to Detweiler Park!!!