NORTH FORK — On Friday (Feb. 21), Madera County took ownership of approximately 140 acres just north of Manzanita Lake. The heavily forested land, which had been owned by PG&E, will be developed into a regional park.
“We are currently seeking suggestions on a name for the new park. If you have a good suggestion, email the name to: PIT@MaderaCounty.com,” said a post this week on the County’s Facebook page announcing the title transfer of the scenic parcel.
The land for the new park was donated to the County by PG&E as part of the utility’s 2004 bankruptcy settlement.
County officials hope to have the new park open to the public in about 18 months.
“At full build out, the park will host walking trails, equestrian trails, scenic view points and camp grounds that will all need names as well,” the Facebook post also stated.
Development of the new park, along with the reduction of fuels on the property, is made possible through grant funding and community partnerships.