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Land along Rocky Branch tributary's banks will be conserved as part of a land swap deal between the city of River Falls and the Wisconsin DNR. Debbie Griffin photo

Land deal grows park space

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The city soon makes official a land-trade deal between River Falls and the Wisconsin DNR that will ultimately create more useable space in Hoffman Park's big eastern portion.


The city gains 7.72 acres of the 16.7-acre Hoffman Park East. The city and DNR co-own the land, which is designated as urban green space that must remain open and undeveloped.

"It was essentially purchased as open space, which meant it had limited uses," said Community Planning Director Buddy Lucero.

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