Trails Master Plan
The National Park Service is now undertaking a plan to guide development and use of the trails at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites in Hyde Park, New York. The project will include the trails at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill), and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. The goal of the Trail Plan is to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive, well-designed, sustainable trail system which provides a variety of visitor experiences that support the parks' missions.
The project involves several stages. These include data collection and evaluation of existing conditions, public outreach, exploration of alternatives for the trail system, and the assessment of the environmental impacts of the options considered.
Currently the NPS is has released the draft plan and Environmental Assessment for public comment. The comment period is June 15 - July 15, 2012. There is also a public meeting scheduled for June 28, 2012 at 6PM in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education cente rat the park.
Once the public comment period is complete, the NPS will review and address all comments. At that time the NPS will either issue a Finding of No Significant Impact or prepare an Environmental Impact Statement,
Click on the "Document List" link on the left to donwload the Draft Trails Master Plan and EA, and for a project information sheet.
Click on "Meeting Notices" for information on the June 28 public meeting.