The other one is near Franklin Springs near Leipers Fork. The "springs" area appears to involve about 300 acres. Not yet sure if there is a name.
I talked to one of the WC P&R supervisors yesterday about the Timberland project. If I understood everything correctly, this is the current status: * Things are not moving much on this project. Funding in today's economy seems to be the culprit. * A few months ago there was at attempt to put together a community input committee (my words) that never really got off the ground. (maybe because not much was going to happen anyway) Dunno. * I was told that DG would/could be worth talking about as it related to this piece of park land. * The next time the parks dept has an input opportunity, I will be contacted.
State of the County Address July 20, 2010 - Page Five IN THE COMING MONTHS, OUR PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WILL IMPLEMENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TIMBERLAND PARK, AN 80 ACRE PASSIVE PARK LOCATED OFF THE NATCHEZ TRACE. THIS PARK WILL CONSIST OF WALKING TRAILS , PICNIC AREAS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY THIS PEACEFUL, TRANQUIL TIMBERLAND AND LEARN OF THE HISTORY OF THE TRACE.
AS WE BEGIN PLANNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OLD “SPRINGS” PROPERTY, I HAVE SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION TO IDENTIFY VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS TO SERVE ON ANOTHER TASK FORCE TO ASSIST IN THIS PLANNING PROCESS. AS YOU MAY RECALL, THIS PROPERTY CONSISTS OF OVER 300 ACRES IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY AND WAS ONCE THE SOURCE OF SPRING WATER FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF FRANKLIN. AS WE MOVE FORWARD, IT IS OUR PLAN TO INCORPORATE THE HISTORY OF “THE SPRINGS” AND PRESERVE THIS WATER RESOURCE FOR THE FUTURE. THE VISION FOR THIS PROPERTY ALSO INCLUDES WALKING AND HIKING TRAILS, CAMPING FACILITIES, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS TO ENJOY.