Morgan Park


    Location

       8828 State Route 44, Ravenna, OH 44266

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Activities

skiing    Minimalist Graphic of Person Walking with Backpack and Walking stick    Minimalist Graphic of Maple Leaf    Minimalist Graphic of Fork, Knife, and Spoon       

Park Activities:  cross-country skiing, hiking, nature & historic appreciation, picnicking

Amenities 

  • ADA accessible trail 
  • Hiking trails and overlook
  • Information kiosk
  • Parking lot
  • Picnic table

      Special Notices


Trails

Trail IconTrail NameMilesSurface TypeRatingDescription
Meadow TrailMeadow Trail.80 crushed limestone1ADA accessible trail, smooth and mostly flat surface 
Forest TrailForest Trail.42 natural 2Natural surface trail looping through woodlands and back to Meadow Trail. 
Fern TrailFern Trail .72natural 2Natural surface trail looping through woodlands. 
Sassafras TrailSassafras Trail .70natural 2Natural surface trail looping through woodlands. 
Tupelo TrailTupelo Trail .83natural 2Natural surface trail looping through woodlands. 
Wood frog TrailWood Frog Trail .61natural 2Natural surface trail looping through woodlands and open wetlands.

    History & Resources

    Morgan Park was acquired in 2009 thanks to several partners. The Western Reserve Land Conservancy worked with the Park District to acquire the property with several funding sources, including the Water Resource Restoration Sponsorship program through the Ohio EPA, the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund and the Burton D. Morgan and Margaret Clark Morgan Foundations. The Park District subsequently received OEPA funds to restore a stream and wetland on the property, including working with Kent State University students and volunteers from Best Sand to plant over 7,000 trees. The Ohio Department of Transportation provided funds to install a pervious asphalt parking lot to reduce stormwater runoff and local donors provided funds for the creation of the entrance sign and kiosk.

    Due to very limited funding for many years, the Park District was unable to open the park, however, thanks to the passage of the District’s first-ever levy, Phase I of the park trails, are now open. The first trail winds through the former farm fields and connects to a second trail that dips into the woods. Additional trails will be constructed in the future as the full site plan is completed. Phase I opened on July 10, 2016.


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