State economic development officials have awarded a grant to help plan an all-terrain vehicle park that would have thousands of acres of trails for motorcycles and pickup trucks. Covering 10,000 acres in Forest County, it would be one of the largest parks of its kind in the Midwest, according to off-road vehicle enthusiasts and public officials backing the project. Land would be acquired in various ways including purchases, leases, easements and land swaps. The park proposal has support from Forest County officials and business groups. They have spent several years working on it, and now Forest County has a $10,750 grant from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help fund the second phase of a feasibility study. The $43,000 study also is being funded by the county and the nonprofit Wisconsin Off-Road Vehicle Park Inc. The study will focus on a specific site for the park and will continue work on a business plan and economic impact analysis. It also will an include an assessment of the site, located in the Towns of Caswell and Ross, and the creation of conceptual drawings. "We are pleased to be able to help Forest County in taking the first steps toward a project that has the potential to significantly increase tourism and bring new jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy," Reed Hall, secretary and chief executive of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. said in a statement.