Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine
Pleasant Hill Preserve, Scarborough, Maine

Pleasant Hill Preserve

Scarborough, Maine

A uniquely situated 135-acre parcel of land was recently purchased by the Scarborough Land Trust. This critical piece of open space is bordered by a dense residential neighborhood on one side and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge on the other.  TJD&A provided a phased master plan that will provide the community with a significant natural resource within easy walking distance. The proposed trails were designed to lead visitors through a remarkable series of natural experiences identified on the property.

The first phase of the master plan saw the construction of Eleanor’s Trail, a 1/3 mile ADA accessible trail that winds its way across the property.  A wetland overlook provides a grand view over old farm fields and marshlands. The trail continues through overgrown meadows (being restored by the Trust) and terminates on a wooded hillside above a rusted metal barn awaiting rebirth. Close collaboration between TJD&A and OBP Trailworks made this trail a reality within a tight timetable.

 

“TJD&A brought a welcome landscape vision and the ability to present options in an appealing and unambiguous manner.”

- Kathy Mills – Executive Director –Scarborough Land Trust