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Stark Parks seeks feedback on proposed connector trail

Hartville News | Published on 3/30/2023

Stark Parks is seeking feedback on a proposed project in Hartville and Lake Township as it applies for a grant to help fund the project.

Stark Parks will be applying for Clean Ohio Trail Funds through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in order to develop the Quail Hollow Connector Trail located in the Village of Hartville and Lake Township.

The proposed trail would connect both Lake High School and Middle School properties with a Stark Parks wetland, GentleBrook Community Development, and the Village of Hartville Memorial Park eventually connecting to Quail Hollow Park.  If awarded, grant funds would cover 75 percent of total project costs and be awarded in spring 2024.

A comment form is available at or comments or questions on the project can be emailed to

Stark Parks Natural Resource Department is working to assess the environmental impacts, and in compliance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has ensured that there will be no obstruction of habitat regarding the Indiana bat, and that any trees with suitable roosting and brood-rearing habitat will remain untouched.

In addition, any necessary permits will be obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Stark Parks is also working with the Ohio Historical Society to make sure that no historic properties are affected by these projects.

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