"Before we broke ground of the Village of Urbana, a number of community leaders approached us about the fact that the southern part of the county was lacking ball fields and especially open space," said Rick Boyle, vice president of Natelli Communities.
That trail is something Boyle
said will help the community take ownership of the park.
"The ball fields will be the most used, but the greatest appreciation will be [for] the trail system.
It will be a very aesthetic walking trail with a pedestrian connection to the portion of the Village of Urbana we are developing now.
It really melds into the community," Boyle
Currently, the county only has one park in that region of the county, a 20-acre community park.
Phase II of the project has yet to be funded, but plans are for a community building on the site.
"In general when you look at the ratio of open space to population, this is just another amenity in a county that has tons of amenities for lifestyle," Boyle