(Lake Township, Ohio) – Lake Township officials recently announced plans for a 95-acre community park.
The township plans to ask voters to approve a 10-year, 2-mill park levy to fund the creation of Midway Community Park on Midway Street NE. The levy will be placed on the ballot this May.
Officials explain that while the area has Quail Hollow and several smaller parks and playgrounds, there is not a central community park. Reports indicate the township has conducted community surveys and worked with local school districts, the Lake Community YMCA and GentleBrook to find out what residents wanted and to establish collaboration opportunities.
The plans call for a lot:
- A dog park
- A splash pad
- An amphitheater
- A 2.5-mile walking trail
- A playground with modern equipment
- A skate park and BMX pump track
- Basketball courts
- A sand volleyball court
- A star gazing area as the park has one of the highest elevations in Stark County, Yoder said.
- Baseball and softball diamonds, including two championship-level diamonds
- Fields that can be used for soccer, lacrosse or football
- A gaming pavilion with chess and checker boards
- Concessions stands
- A three-acre stocked pond
- A social hall that could be rented for weddings and other events
The park levy will appear as Issue 3 on the May ballot FOR Lake Township residents. If passed, it would generate approximately $1.5 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home roughly $70 more dollars a year.