BLM considers giving land to LHC for a park

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office is considering a request from Lake Havasu City for 280 acres of public land in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, for the purpose of building a community park and related facilities. Public comment is requested.

“We’re asking for public input on whether leasing 280 acres in Lake Havasu City is a suitable or unsuitable use of public lands under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act,” said BLM Field Manager Ramone McCoy.

McCoy continued, “The land is not needed for any Federal purpose. Lease and subsequent sale of this land is consistent with the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office Resource Management Plan dated May 10, 2007.”

Lake Havasu City filed an R&PP application to develop the land as a community park. The proposed facilities consist ofa community park, trails and trailheads, a public golf course, a visitor center, a fine/performing arts center, recreational support facilities, shared parking and related park appurtenances. The community park would provide recreational opportunities consistent with the City’s approved Lake Havasu City General Plan.

McCoy added that an existing right-of-way on the 280-acre parcel for buried sewer lines would not be affected.

Interested persons may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for development of a community park. Comments are requested by May 9, 2011, and should be sent to BLM Field Manager, Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406. For more information about the proposed lease, contact Sheri Ahrens, Realty Specialist, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, (928) 505-1200 or by e-mail at .

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