Stokes Hill

200 Block of East Main Street, south side

This familiar town vista and sledding hill along East Main Street was acquired in 1993 after passage of the first non-binding Open Space Referendum that supported expenditure of Township funds to preserve open space.

After long usage for sledding by virtue of an arrangement between the landowner and the Township, the property was to be sold. Township purchase, spurred by strong community support, saved this historically valued open space. The $525,000 acquisition cost was funded by Green Acres funds that included a low interest (2%) loan for $375,000 and a 25% grant ($125,000) in recognition of the sites important environmental attributes plus $25,000 from the Township.

This parcel of 8 acres includes a wooded area at the bottom of the hill that is part of the South Valley Woods.