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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Camp Chase Trail section approved [Dispatch]


Camp Chase Trail section approved

By  Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch Thursday March 15, 2012 4:27 AM
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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 yesterday. 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.

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