A second meeting to discuss the proposed Susquehanna Heritage Park will be held Oct. 3.
The 260-acre area of undeveloped land is home to a former Susquehannock Indian village site, a nature preserve and undisturbed woods.
The public has been invited to help contribute ideas to the master plan of what will happen to the property.
A former board of York County commissioners in 2004 and 2005 used eminent domain and paid $40 million to acquire the land, formerly known as Highpoint, which they wanted to turn into a 725-acre park along the Susquehanna River in Lower Windsor Township.
Two commissioners who supported that idea lost their re-election bid in 2007, which led to the county deciding to scrap the plans and start fresh.
A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lower Windsor Township municipal building, 2425 Craley Road. Residents unable to attend the meeting can provide input by visiting http://sushp.blogspot.com/.
The meeting will include an overview of progress since the first meeting in June and an analysis of potential neighboring properties that could be included in the master plan. No specific purpose for the land has yet been decided, as that will depend on the master plan in development.
The properties being considered, according to Tammy Klunk, the county's executive director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, include:
---The Zimmerman Center for Heritage, owned by the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area;
---Klines Run Park, owned by the Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation;
---Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve, owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy.
"We're looking at whether the county parkland can/should function in conjunction with those properties to provide the best possible visitor experience," said county spokesman Carl Lindquist.
Two more meetings are scheduled to further discuss possible uses for the land.
-- Reach Andrew Shaw at email@example.com