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Killbuck Lakes Receives Major Upgrades at No Cost to the Park District

A recent site improvement project at Killbuck Lakes was fully funded by Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Biennial Transportation Appropriations Act. The project resulted in new pavement for the entry drive and parking lot as well as striping. The project cost of $73,035 was paid for in full by ODOT with the dollars administered by the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association.

Operations and Planning Manager Isaac Smith managed the project, working with ODOT District 3 and Melway Paving. Smith noted, “Thanks to ODOT’s program, Killbuck Lakes received outstanding upgrades. Previously, the site had a chip-sealed gravel entry drive and parking lot. This project greatly improves site conditions, allows for more sustainable maintenance, and improves access for visitors.”

Killbuck Lakes is located at 7996 White Road in Burbank/Westfield Township near the village of Lodi and easily is accessed from I-71 at the State Route 83 interchange. The site includes a 47-acre lake, nearly three miles of trails, and a wildlife blind for observing birds and other wetland animals. The parking lot has capacity for forty-two vehicles, including ten parking spaces dedicated for vehicles with boat trailers, and two ADA accessible parking spots located near the boat launch area. Only non-motorized boats and boats with electric motors are permitted.

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 Warning Flag System in Place at Chippewa Lake

The warning flag system alerts boaters and swimmers to water conditions at Chippewa Lake due to harmful algal blooms or other safety concerns.

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