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Auburn Valley Master Plan



DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is in the process of updating the Auburn Valley Master Plan, which guides development of Auburn Valley State Park.

About the Park

Nestled along the Red Clay Creek and home to the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley Steamer cars, Auburn Valley State Park highlights Yorklyn’s rich industrial history.

The historic Marshall Brothers Paper Mill, in its undisturbed condition, complements the Queen Anne Mansion and surrounding estate, while transitional forest and remediated wetlands outside the former National Vulcanized Fiber site round out the park.

Rare 19th century bridges from across the country are restored and brought to Auburn Valley to help tell the story of the industrial revolution.

Outcroppings of Baltimore Gneiss dot the Red Clay Valley around the park, while hidden and historic twin ponds await hikers and anglers at the end of the Oversee Farm Trail.

Steamin’ Days offer rides on the 1/8-scale Auburn Valley Railroad and in the park’s antique Stanley Steamer cars.

Learn more about the park, trails and programming.

Auburn Valley Master Plan Update

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation hosted a community meeting, on Friday, Sept. 17, on the 2021 Auburn Valley Master Plan Update, including residential and commercial projects.

The meeting, at the Center for Creative Arts in Yorklyn, featured a series of informational boards about the plan update and the opportunity to talk with staff about improvements to Auburn Valley and steps towards the Auburn Valley Master Plan.

2016 Auburn Valley Master Plan

2016 Auburn Valley Master Plan

Auburn Heights Preserve Farm Lane and Paper Mill Bridges Design Narrative

Architectural Standards

2011 Auburn Valley Master Plan

2011 Auburn Valley Master Plan

Concept Plan

Artist’s Concept

Related Planning Documents, 2011 Planning Process

Auburn Valley Master Plan Welcome

Auburn Valley Master Plan Survey

Auburn Valley Master Plan Environmental

Auburn Valley Master Plan Aerial View

Auburn Valley Master Plan Bridges

Auburn Valley Master Plan Historic Images

Auburn Valley Auburn Heights Trail Concept

Auburn Valley Master Plan Regional Trail Concepts

Auburn Valley Master Plan NVF Aerial View

Auburn Valley Master Plan Fibre Mill Site Plan

Auburn Valley Master Plan Ground View

Auburn Valley Master Plan Mansion Site Plan

Auburn Valley Master Plan Overall Site Plan

Auburn Valley Master Plan Stream Restoration

Auburn Valley Master Plan Mill No. 1 Site Plan

 




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