- Associated Press - Sunday, November 15, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is holding a forum this month to get feedback on plans for a new state park in Springfield, at the home of a late state legislator.

Edgar May died in 2012 and left his 210-acre property named Muckross to a private foundation. The Rutland Herald reports that the private foundation is donating the home to the state to use as a park.

The property includes a 10-acre pond and several Adirondack-style houses and cottages. It was built in 1905 by a machine tool executive.

The state is proposing using it for “dispersed recreation” such as hiking and biking and as a summer camp for area children.

The forum is planned for Nov. 23 in Springfield. The location has not yet been set.

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