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Ross, Fairfield, Fayette, Hocking, and Other Southern Ohio Counties Will Recieve Park Project Funding From ODNR


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $5.2 million through the NatureWorks grant program to improve recreation opportunities across the state. 
“We are happy to partner with local communities to help them improve and develop outdoor recreation sites across the state,” said Governor Mike DeWine.  “These grants will provide exceptional opportunities to expand local parks and encourage more people to get out into the fresh air.”
ODNR approved 115 projects in 79 counties. Projects include acquisition of new park lands and development of playgrounds, trails, restrooms, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis and pickleball courts, swimming pools, kayak launches, disc golf courses, and more. Southern Ohio will receive part of these funds:

Athens Chauncey
Chauncey Dover Park
Improvements Chauncey Dover Park
Development of support facilities for the
park & trailhead $25,833

Fairfield Pleasantville
Otte Park-Baseball Field
Otte Park off Summit
Street Improvements to an existing baseball field $45,000

Fairfield Lancaster
Educational Wetlands and
Trails at AHA
AHA! Children’s
Develop loop trails at AHA! Children’s
Museum $44,342

Fayette Bloomingburg
Bloomingburg Park
Community Park Install new playground equipment $26,479

Highland Hillsboro Harmony Lake Playground
Harmony Lake, Liberty
Park Install playground $29,985

Hocking Logan Mingo Park Equipment Mingo Park Install playground equipment $15,083

Ross County Park
Buzzard’s Roost Pond
Earl Barnhart Nature
Develop a floating boardwalk on the pond
at Buzzard’s Roost. $18,201

Valley Township
Proposed Valley Township
Park Amphitheater Valley Township Park Construction of a new park amphitheater $40,782

A full list is found herehttps://ohiodnr.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/e2e88c7c-4fd7-40e9-aeef-b65d2ff6c45b/NW+Round+27+Recommendations+for+Web.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_K9I401S01H7F40QBNJU3SO1F56-e2e88c7c-4fd7-40e9-aeef-b65d2ff6c45b-nQaKI0D: