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19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 15-18, 2008

Lifetime Service | Best Trails State | Community Service | Developer Award | Hulet Hornbeck Award | Trails for Health | Partnership | Trails Public Service | Outstanding Media | Trails and the Arts | Planning/Design | Corporate | State-of-the-Art Technology | Trail Sharing | Trail Advocate Awards | Trail Worker Awards | Awards Index

2008 DEVELOPER AWARD WINNERS

The first ever American Trails Developer Awards were given to three American communities at the 2008 National Trails Symposium. American Trails has developed this comprehensive national award program to recognize quality, well designed multi-use trails systems that are integrated into private developments. The program is the only one of its kind in the nation. The American Trails Developer Award program award was established by American Trails because of the important role of developers as partners in providing access to trails from the doorsteps of American homes. Trails are increasingly popular within planned developments. In surveys conducted by the National Association of Homebuilders, trails are the number one community amenity desired by prospective homebuyers.

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Lakewood Ranch in Florida

 

The following communities were selected from across the nation to serve as fitting models for excellence in trails within a private development:

Lakewood Ranch by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.

Located in Southwest Florida, Lakewood Ranch includes a master planned trails system with over 100 miles of paved and nature trails. The trails system within this 8,500 acre development will ultimately connect into the public trails system via a regional trail corridor. Trails are cited as a top amenity in the community. This award will be added to Lakewood Ranch’s distinction as the largest green community in Florida.

For more information on this development visit www.lakewoodranch.com.

 

Summerlin by Howard Hughes Corporation, General Growth Properties

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Summerlin in Nevada

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Summerlin is a 22,500 acre planned community accommodating 95,000 residents.The development includes over 150 miles of trails within its comprehensive trails network.

Summerlin’s extensive system of trails connects into the public trails network and includes a significant regional trail corridor running through the community. Eighty nine percent of residents cite Summerlin’s walking trails as the most important community amenity.

For more information on this development visit www.summerlin.com.

 

Woodlands Edge by Rocket Properties, LLC

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Woodlands Edge in Arkansas

Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Woodlands Edge is an 800 acre community that will include up to 10 miles of trails. Green space encompasses over one third of the total community acreage.

Once the development is complete, residents will have walking and biking access to restaurants, business offices, retail areas, and four adjacent developments. The community’s conservation design has earned it recognition from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Arbor Day Foundation and the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council.

In May 2009 Woodlands Edge received a National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Award for "Development of the Year."

Other community amenities include a fishing pond and creeks; a swimming pool, tennis courts, community clubhouse, playground, picnic areas and wildlife viewing areas, all built using green technologies.

More than 375 families currently live in Woodlands Edge in new homes ranging from $275,000 to over $600,000.

For more information on this development visit www.woodlandsedge.com.


Lifetime Service | Best Trails State | Community Service | Developer Award | Hulet Hornbeck Award | Trails for Health | Partnership | Trails Public Service | Outstanding Media | Trails and the Arts | Planning/Design | Corporate | State-of-the-Art Technology | Trail Sharing | Trail Advocate Awards | Trail Worker Awards | Awards Index

Read the details of winners of the 2008 National Trails Awards and awards from 2006 - 2004 - 2002 - 2000

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Keynote speakers
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Quad Cities 2006
Little Rock 2008
Chattanooga 2010

2006 Awards
2008 Awards

The "Medical Mile" project

Art and Health on the Medical Mile

More photos: Cool Trail Solutions

The "Big Dam Bridge" project

Little Rock's Arkansas River Trail

Arkansas conquers a trails funding crisis

Little Rock Parks & Recreation

The Mississippi River Trail

Arkansas Trails page

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Ouachita National Forest

40th anniversary of National Trails System Act

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