Great News about our
State Parks!
Friend of the Little Miami State Park     

May 6, 2014  


Last week, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and Ohio Senate President Keith Faber announced that the state will invest more than $88.5 million in capital improvements at Ohio State Parks over the next two years.

"This unprecedented investment will allow our facilities to match the impressive natural beauty that defines Ohio State Parks," said Zehringer in a press release. "Governor Kasich and the Ohio General Assembly have shown their unequivocal support for strengthening our infrastructure and modernizing our facilities. Ultimately, this money belongs to the taxpayers, and we're going to make sure Ohioans have a voice as we improve our parks."

To assist the state in identifying key projects, ODNR has launched a website, , to allow everyone to submit their ideas for improvements within the Ohio State Parks system.


This is a tremendous opportunity for our Little Miami State Park trail corridor! Even a small portion of the appropriated funds could make possible our dream of repaving the trail for the first time since its creation. But the state needs to hear from all of us. The ODNR parks website provides a short, easy-to-complete form that allows you to suggest improvements. Please click on the link below, select "Little Miami" park, and let ODNR know that you'd like some of your tax dollars go toward resurfacing and fixing drainage and erosion on the trail: 



Steve Murphy
Friends of the Little Miami State Park