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Map courtesy of Alexandria Light and Power Gary and Cindy Zacher donated a 56-acre parcel of land to the city to be used strictly for conservation purposes such as walking trails. The area, outlined in white, is located along 50th Avenue, east of South Broadway. Menards is on the western edge of the map.

Land for trails, green space donated to city of Alexandria

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A large chunk of land in south Alexandria is now set aside for walking trails, environmental learning, picnicking and other ways to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Forever.

And it's all because of an unusual land donation.

At its November 23 meeting, the Alexandria City Council approved a charitable pledge agreement with Gary and Cindy Zacher.

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