The park district was interested in the continued development of recreational, leisure and wildlife opportunities on the Pecatonica River. Stephenson County hosts 58 miles of the rivers nearly 150 miles. The park district learned that the dormant property 7.4 miles up river from McNeil’s Landing was owned by Stephenson County. This property would be a perfect entrance point for canoers and kayakers. Negotiations began in May of 2007 and in March of 2008 the park district purchased 20+ acres from Stephenson County for $10.00. This property is in the early stages of development with donations of material and labor exceeding expectations. The park district embraces the going “green concepts.” The Master Plan dictated our strengths and weaknesses. The public has asked for a recreational trail to connect Lena with Lake Le-Aqua-Na and eventually to the Jane Addams Trail, which is being explored by the Lena Economic Development Committee. There is also interest in a “bark park”. The Lena Community Park District will continue to grow in programs and facilities to meet the ever changing needs of our patrons.
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