The City of Hailey and the Wood River Land Trust are asking for public input to develop a Hailey Greenway master plan.
The Hailey Greenway encompasses 350 acres and 1.5 miles of the Big Wood River from the Bullion Street bridge downstream to the Colorado Gulch bridge. The area consists of public and private land, two public parks (Lion’s Park and Heagle Park) and two nature preserves owned by the Land Trust. The goal of the master plan is to guide development to ensure connectivity and integration of appropriate land uses and river system management.
The public is invited to the first public outreach meeting Wednesday, July 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wood River Land Trust’s pavilion, just south of Lion’s Park. Additional outreach meetings will be held in early August.
People are asked to share ideas and give feedback on greenway needs for land (uses, connections, wildlife habitat), water (aquatic habitat, stream restoration, floodplain functionality) and people (recreation and educational opportunities).
For more information, call Hailey Park Division Manager/Arborist Stephanie Cook at 788-9830, ext. 31, or Project Coordinator Patti Lousen at the Land Trust at 788-3947.