Camp Chase Trail moving forward
The next section of the Camp Chase Trail in western Franklin County should be completed by early next year.
Metro Parks OKs deal to build Camp Chase Trail section
By Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:46 PM
The next section of the Camp Chase Trail in western Franklin County should be completed by early next year now that the Metro Parks board has approved a $2.3 million contract to build the link.
The 2.4-mile segment will run between Kropp Road at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and the community of Galloway in Prairie Township. Metro Parks has finished a 5.5-mile section from the park west to Wilson Road in Madison County.
Jess Construction of Arcanum, Ohio, was awarded the contract today. In other business, the board:
Approved allowing Camp Mary Orton in northern Franklin County to build a canopy zip line, the first in the county. The camp needed permission to trim trees because Metro Parks owns a conservation easement.
The camp plans to open the zip line by summer as a way to generate money to run the camp, director Marci Ryan said. The camp is owned by the Godman Guild, a social-services organization.
Agreed to pay $90,000 for 20 acres at Three Creeks Metro Park in southeastern Franklin County. The Ohio Conference AME Zion Church owns the land, which is in a flood plain along Big Walnut Creek.