State Parks Presenting New Plan for Dayton State Park July 10, 2007

Dayton State Park

DAYTON, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that it will be presenting the proposed new master plan for Dayton State Park July 10, 2007. The meeting will be held at the Lyon County Utilities Department, 34 Lakes Blvd. in Dayton.

The public is invited. There will be a presentation beginning at 6:30 pm followed by a public comment period and open house.

“We are excited to be bringing to the public a new proposal for the park that we feel will meet the growing needs of the local and regional area”, said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “We are hoping for a good turnout by the public as this is a very aggressive and exciting proposal for the park”.

The planning process began more than a year ago and recommendations have ranged from no new development too intense development.

The main themes being presented will be:

The protection of Rock Mill Point Historic Site and increased educational features,
Recreation development that provides for community, group and family activities and trail connectivity, and
The protection and restoration of the Carson River environment.

Lyon County and Dayton have had significant changes in the past 15 years. The park master plan needs to reflect those changes, Morrow said.

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