We're blazing new trails in North Olmsted. Horizon Education Centers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, November 22nd for its North Olmsted Center’s new multi-purpose trail.
Horizon used a grant from the State of Ohio’s Captial Budget in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The money is being to add community multi-purpose trails to increase outdoor activities within our community.
The location of the trails at the various Horizon Centers will give the students all-weather access to walk, ride tricycles and bicycles, and outdoor programming.
(Pictured left to right (back row) Tom Herbster, Horizon Board President; Bret Fisher, Board Member; Bill Barlock, Board Member. (Front Row) Senator Matt Dolan; Kevin Kennedy, Mayor of North Olmsted; State Representative Gayle Manning; Dave Smith, Executive Director Horizon Education Centers; Nick Gresko, Center Director Horizon Education Centers
This grant for the multi-purpose trails was sponsored by former State Representative David Greenspan and co-sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan, Senator Nathan Manning, Representative Joe Miller, Representative Gayle Manning, and Representative Dick Stein.
The multi-purpose trails were built at the following Horizon Center locations: North Olmsted (4001 David Drive), Cascade (233 Bond Street), Elyria-Dewhurst (10347 Dewhurst Road), Southside (4911 Grove Avenue), and East Lorain (2500 Colorado). This project was a partnership between the North Olmsted School District in Cuyahoga County and the Lorain Board of Health in Lorain County. The project was developed and constructed by North Coast Design Build Company.
All trails can be used by the community after hours and on weekends, during daylight hours.