Upper Dublin Township has been awarded Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. $30,000 was awarded to the Township for the development of a Feasibility Study to explore options for future uses of the approximately 105-acre Twining Valley Golf & Fitness Club site.
The Twining Valley Golf & Fitness Club is publicly owned land, but the land and buildings are currently leased by the Township to a private golf management company which operates the course and fitness center. The lease has a future expiration date. The grant amount represents 50% of the project’s cost – the Township will be responsible for matching the grant amount.
This project is significant because the Twining Valley Golf Club Tract represents approximately 18% of the total recreation/open space that the Township owns and is the single largest parcel in the Township’s open space inventory. Its location is significant as it is the only large tract of land of Township-owned open space in the southern portion of Upper Dublin.
The study, conducted by an outside consulting agency selected through an interview process, will define the highest and best use(s) of the site based on the needs of the residents and other stakeholders. Once completed, the results of the study will be presented to the Board of Commissioners at a future Stated Meeting.