The Township Parks play an important role in providing youth recreation opportunities in the community that other local, state, county and Metropark lands cannot fulfill. Hickory Ridge Pines Park has been the home to the Huron Valley Soccer Club for decades and they have been good stewards of the park. The Club has provided outdoor recreation to thousands of local children over the years. However, their long term success has resulted in the shortage of available soccer fields. The Highland Conservancy supports all opportunities for outdoor recreation for their beneficial effects upon the health of the community.
We are entering another active period of urban sprawl and there is significant development pressure on vacant lands. We believe it is important to secure this available park land while it is available. In the near future additional lands will no longer be available.
The additional land will enhance the existing trail system allowing walkers and hikers to have a higher
quality experience with nature.
The Directors of the Highland Conservancy fully support the acquisition of this additional park land. If
this land is not purchased it likely will be sold on the open market and never available again.Sincerely
President - Highland Conservancy