Working group hosts final public meeting on planning study for recreation corridor…

AC News: Residents invited to Sept. 12 presentation on High Line Canal Study

For release: August 22, 2012

Contact:
HALEY MCKEAN
Communication Services Specialist II
Direct: 303-636-1945
Mobile: 303-726-6608
E-mail: hmckean@co.arapahoe.co.us

Residents invited to Sept. 12 presentation on High Line Canal Study

Littleton, CO – More than 300,000 metro-Denver residents live within one mile of the High Line Canal, and thousands more retreat to this treasured 66-mile corridor to walk, ride and play.

A new planning study will help community leaders to identify potential project opportunities to preserve and enhance the recreational user experience along the Canal.

Two public meetings were held in June and August to share the study findings. Residents are invited to a third and final presentation on the study at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Cherry Hills Village Center (2450 E. Quincy Avenue, Cherry Hills Village.)

View the draft study and a copy of the study presentation at http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us under “What’s New.”

The planning study was commissioned by the High Line Canal Working Group convened by Arapahoe County. Funding for the study and other planned improvements to the High Line Canal Trail is made possible by the generous citizens of Arapahoe County through the voter-approved Arapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use Tax, which is dedicated to preserve open space, enhance parks, build trail connections and protect our heritage areas.

Since its inception in 2003, the County’s Open Space program has conserved more than 18,000 acres of open space, built more than 30 miles of new trails and created and enhanced neighborhood and regional parks. In 2011 more than 62 percent of voters opted to continue the Arapahoe County Open Space program that extends the quarter-of-a-penny sales and use tax for an additional 10 years to Dec. 31, 2023.

To learn more about Arapahoe County’s Open Space Program, visit http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us and click on “Services” and “Open Space, Parks and Trails.”
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