Sheridan County Recreation Board Considers Rules of Operation and Opening Date of Kleenburn Recreation Area

Tuesday morning the the County Rec. Board spent their meeting time going over the Resolution of the Notice of Intent to adopt the rules governing use of the Kleenburn Recreation Area.

The property has been in County hands for the last several years, and this past spring, the County agreed to develop the area for public recreation. County Public Works Director, Rod Liesinger, tells us what all has been done to get the 70-acre site ready for the public to enjoy.

Liesinger says that the area near the river was left undisturbed.

Originally, there had been six proposed rules in the Resolution, but after a healthy discussion, those were whittled down to four: that the hours of use shall be from Sunrise to one-half hour after Sunset; that there shall be no archery, discharge of firearms or fireworks allowed; that there shall be no fires of any kind allowed, except for portable gas or charcoal BBQs; and that there shall be no motorized vehicles allowed. Liesinger comments.

The Rec. Board will now have a 45-day public comment period, after which they hope to open the Kleenburn Recreation Area as close to the beginning of January as possible.

Indeed, those 70 acres have the potential for fishing year-round, cross-country skiing and sledding in the winter, and hiking, biking and picnicking in the warmer months.

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