Clarksville officials looking to preserve Urban Wilderness land

City officials in Clarksville, Tenn., want to buy what they say is a a unique tract of land in the heart of Clarksville and preserve it as an Urban Wilderness.

The city council in June approved a 2018 budget that includes  $460,000 to buy a unique tract of land between Madison Street and the Red River off of Tanglewood Drive. The site includes dense vegetation, steep ravines and primitive trails.

Mayor Kim McMillan said the goal of the Urban Wilderness project is to preserve and protect the unique property, according to a news release from the city.

“We’re at the starting point in this process, and the land probably won’t be ready for public use for several years,” Gannett newspapers quoted McMillan as saying last month. “In our master planning, we will engage the community in a discussion of where to locate parking and access and how to best use the wilderness.”

The first step is for the city to buy the land, then it will be part of a Parks & Recreation master planning process.

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