Parks Advisory Committee

Parks and Trails Master Plan
Parks and Trails Master Plan (2020)
The Parks and Trails Master Plan was written after extensive research into service gaps, resident preferences, and visitation. The planning process served as a vital step to create a unified, aspirational vision to work toward including action steps to consider as resources become available. 

Current Projects

  • Drinking Fountain: A new drinking fountain is being installed in April 2023 behind the Fire Station along the Genoa Trail.
  • Park Restrooms: Hilmar Park and Worthington Gardens are awaiting electrical and concrete work to be completed in order to open the new restrooms.
  • Hilmar Park Playground:  Children's equipment has been ordered and is expected to arrive for installation April/May 2023. Selected equipment to compliment existing playground includes a dragonfly, bee, honeycomb, and two turtle spinners.
    young childrens playground equipment hilmar park black and white plan honeycomb, bee, dragonfly and two turtle spinners
  • Walking Paths: Walking paths are being added to Hilmar Park and Center Green Park using asphalt recycled from road resurfacing projects. At a later date, this material will serve as a base for a final topcoat of asphalt.
  • 2021-2022 (year 1: Parks and Trails Levy) Accomplishments 
The development and care of Township parks is controlled by the Township Trustees based upon the recommendations of the members of the Parks Advisory Committee and in partnership with the Maintenance Director.  

Parks Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and minutes are available for review.  The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at Township Hall unless otherwise noted (or in the event of inclement weather). The group will meet on the following dates in 2023 January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 (McNamara Park), May 31 (Hilmar Park), July 5 (Freeman Park), August 2 (Worthington Garden), September 6 (Center Green Park), October 4, November 1, and December 6.  

Parks Advisory Committee Members

Name Term Expiration
Amy Barr March 31, 2025
Tyson Cline March 31, 2026
Richard Kaschak March 31, 2024
Molly McHale March 31, 2025
Phil Johnson March 31, 2026
Mark Wigginton March 31, 2026
Lisa Hampl March 31, 2024
Stephanie West March 31, 2024
Erin Francoeur March 31, 2026
Brian Wellman March 31, 2026
Renee Vaughan Trustee Liaison
New members are recruited and appointed annually.  New residents interested in serving a board, committee or commission may submit an application and a resume at any time to be kept on file and considered for appointment at the next opportunity.

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