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Game and Parks No Longer Considering Ash Hollow for ATV Park Location

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is no longer considering Ash Hollow State Historical Park as a site for an all-terrain vehicle park.

Ash Hollow was a potential site, and the Commission is undertaking a study to determine the cultural resources of the area for any other potential future uses of the park, including a possible future expansion of a cemetery on park land requested by local citizens.

The Commission had meetings and conversations with Garden County leaders and listened to the concerns of the public regarding a potential site for an ATV park.

The Commission is interested in developing an ATV park in the Lake McConaughy region, as well as other parts of the state. The Commission will continue to seek public input while other sites are considered.

The Commission applied for and received grant funding for an ATV park at Ash Hollow through the Recreational Trails Program, but those grant program funds can be applied to other projects.

A public meeting will be held Friday, March 13 at 9 a.m. Mountain Time at the Tiger Den in Lewellen to announce this decision formally to the local public and discuss the community’s interest in the future of Ash Hollow.

Ash Hollow is located a half-mile east and 3 miles south of Lewellen on U.S. Highway 26.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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