The Felton Meadow Project is neither for the Felton community, nor preserving a bucolic meadow. Instead, it destroys rare open space, increases already severe traffic congestion, and threatens both neighbors and the watershed.
When first hearing that a “bike park” was planned for a historic and unique meadow on Graham Hill Rd. and Conference Dr., it sounded like a fun idea for kids and bike riders, like a skate park. Mount Hermon (a well-known and respected organization that holds significant influence locally), has proposed far more than that, so we find ourselves leading a rapidly growing groundswell of opposition, as the massive scope and enduring impacts are understood of what is now being called an amusement park, or thrill-park, transforming more than 12 acres at the entrance to Felton. Mt. Hermon changed the name from The Mount Hermon Youth Recreation Project to The Felton Meadow Project, in an attempt to distort both the ownership and intent of the development that rivals The Beach Boardwalk in size.