Turning Quarries into Parks
Quarries are everywhere. The construction industry’s insatiable need for sand, gravel, and stone for roads, buildings, and landscaping keeps the extraction industry constantly digging holes in the ground and taking huge bites out of hillsides from coast to coast. Communities grow right around them. Little-used quarries become hidden behind fences and walls.
In recent years, parks and recreation agencies and municipalities have been discovering these often hidden resources and turning them into popular recreation facilities—initiatives which can drive community economic development and constituent support for years. The time and money spent on quarry redevelopment project....
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