The City of Worthington
applied for and received grant funding through the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR) in 2012 to construct Phase I of the trail from
the Olentangy Parklands up to the intersection of Wilson Bridge and High
Street. ODNR’s Recreation Trails Program is providing the City $150,000
towards the construction of the project.
The City held a
variety of public meetings during the application process and received
letters of support from a variety of residents, partners, and
neighboring communities. The grant stipulates the project must be
completed 18 months from grant award putting a deadline of June 30, 2014
for the construction of the project.