County Council to discuss relocating Roy Hardin Park

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By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County Council will consider a request to relocate Roy Hardin Park at its meeting Monday.

York Development Group LLC has requested an exchange of property from where the park is now, near Collins Road in Indian Land, to an area one street over, near Shelly Mullis Road.

There are 2 acres of usable park space, out of a total 9.9 acres, and the company has requested moving the park to develop the land in another way.

County Administrator Steve Willis said that due to the topography of the area, York Development would like to turn the former park into a storm water retention area.

“It’s a great area for they want to use it for,” Willis said.

The current park has a small playground area, a picnic shelter, a half-mile walking trail and a small pond.

The development company has proposed building an expanded picnic and playground area at the new park, as well as a larger walking trail and fields for playing soccer or tossing Frisbees. If the park is relocated, its name will remain the same.

Also at the meeting, members of See Lancaster will return to hear council’s decision relating to the group’s reorganization.

Last week See Lancaster board chairman Eric Rowell and Jay Rainey, who is heading a special taskforce on the group, asked council to consider allowing the group’s welcome center to be relocated inside the renovated Lancaster County Courthouse. This is the second portion of a plan initially approved by Lancaster City Council.

County Council will also discuss several county road issues. The council will consider a request to incorporate roads from the Glen Laurel neighborhood into the county system.

Council will also decide whether to participate with York County Council in submitting an application for funding for a future extension to Dave Lyle Boulevard.

There will also be a closed session to discuss a legal matter.

Council will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Contact reporter  Chris Sardelli  at csardelli@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 416-8416