2012 MetroParks Serving Summit County Silver Creek North Land Acquisition

Problem Description

Metro Parks Serving Summit County is requesting financial assistance to purchase and permanently protect approximately 115 acres in the City of Norton. The property acquisition would help protect nearly two miles of high quality headwater habitat stream and 15 acres of Category 3 wetlands.

The property is in danger of being developed and converted to non-conservation use through residential or commercial development.

Solution Description

The acquisition of this property would ensure preservation of a uniquely pristine tract that is threatened by development. The park will provide passive recreational opportunities to the residents of Summit, Medina, and Wayne Counties, and could be used for future outdoor education programs.

Grant Funding

Total Project Cost:         $1,500,000
Requested Grant:          $     50,000
Recommended Grant:   $      50,000

Location Information

The Silver Creek North Land Acquisition is located in the City of Norton near the boundaries of Summit, Wayne, and Medina Counties.

Activity Log

PWM funding was approved by the Board of Directors on March 23, 2012

The property has been purchased, and this grant is now closed.


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