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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Concept Design for Recreation Trail System Begins

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The Town of Prescott Valley is developing the concept of a 24-mile loop path/trail system named “Lasso Loop,” encircling the Town’s corporate limits to improve connectivity infrastructure and increase tourism-related activities, part of its Strategic Plan. 

Shared-use trail projects across the country have become more popular and provide multiple benefits such as greater community connectivity, enhancement of resident health and wellness, a boost in local economic activity, and improved environmental and conservation practices.

Prescott Valley’s concept, currently in its planning stages, would integrate paved shared-use paths, soft surface trails, bike lanes, waterway corridors, and horseback trails. The loop also would celebrate the Town’s history, culture, traditions, and natural features through public art that complements landmarks and water ways. The plan would incorporate best practices of livable, sustainable communities and would be designed to connect existing amenities such as parks and other recreation areas. 

The Town will invite input and coordination with many local interests, including private sector partners. The community will help create the concept and help to attract the resources needed for its completion, including public and private resources such as grants, private partnerships and more. 

The system would be expected to help ensure safe and vibrant neighborhoods with elevated quality of life and attract economic investment and tourism dollars.

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