In response to strong public input and a shortage of parks and trails in Loudoun County, a committee of Coalition members proposes Emerald Ribbons, a countywide interconnected system of linear parks and trails. Such a widely accessible network, built along streams and other natural corridors, can create an asset of enormous benefit to Loudoun County, raising property values, improving health and quality of life, attracting business investment and providing protection for natural areas and drinking water sources.
The proposed countywide system would link east and west, north and south through a trails network that would allow residents and visitors to enjoy Loudoun’s natural beauty.
The Emerald Ribbons concept has been presented to numerous organizations and officials in Loudoun County and has been well received. The project is included in the new draft Comprehensive Plan and the Board of Supervisors will soon discuss a proposal to develop a detailed Emerald Ribbons plan and to conduct public outreach to define the details of the park and trails system. Please contact your Supervisor to show your support for this park program. To see the map and read more about the project, click here.