Accession Number : ADA263668

Title :   Recreation Improvements for the Village of Rapids City, Illinois.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT ROCK ISLAND IL

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This Environmental Assessment addresses the construction of recreational facilities by the Village of Rapids City, Illinois (Village). Much of the development will occur on Corps of Engineers (Corps) administered land along the eastern shore of the Mississippi River in Pool 14. The facilities to be constructed on Corps land include a boat ramp and turnaround, multipurpose trail, small parking area for park users, playground, observation area, and picnic shelter. A larger parking area to accommodate boat ramp users will be built on adjacent private land. These facilities will enhance the recreational opportunities available to the Village residents. Currently, the Village does not have a riverfront park or access to the Mississippi River. The bicycle trail addressed in this EA is part of a longer trail which is in the planning stage. The 62-mile-long Great River Trail is expected to extend from Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna, Illinois, along the Mississippi River to Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois. The trail is expected to be a regional amenity, attracting visitors from beyond the immediate area.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *LAND USE, *NATURAL RESOURCES, *RECREATION, *WETLANDS, WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, HABITATS, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, ILLINOIS.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Civil Engineering
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE