THE
HOCKANUM RIVER
LINEAR PARK:

Pipedreams….

….do happen!

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HRLP Committee
.....32 years old!

August 24, 1970

  • Vernon Town Council affirms membership in four-town river park committee
  • The goal - to create a greenway along the entire length of the Hockanum

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The Early Years: A Quick Report

  • 1970 to 1981 - little progress
  • 1981 - DEP study: river park is feasible!
  • 1988!  State legislature appropriates $5.75 million dollars for the four towns
  • Vernon received $1.05 million
  • Town Council re-established the HRLP Committee to work with Parks & Rec. Dept to prepare a master plan & administer the grant 
  • 1988 - HRLP Planning Begins - an intense effort!

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HRLP - Hockanum River Parks

HRLP - Slideshow presentation (this page)

HRLP - Newsletter
                            Spring 2003

                            Summer 2004