The repaving of two sections of the Spirit Trail is complete. The section in the County Park at the east end (above) was finished several days ago. The committee’s Tucker Boyers reset the gate at the west end section yesterday evening (Thurs 5/11). This section is now open, too. The result? A super smooth surface for all users of this non-motorized amenity.
This section of the Trail runs parallel to Hyde Road and is sits atop what was once the track bed for the Cincinnati-Northern railroad.
The train depot once stood at the west end of Vining, close to where cyclists, runners, and walkers can now enter that section of the Trail.
Volunteers spend many hours of their time maintaining Trail. The photo above shows Mike McKay working on the Jefferson Road section during the annual cleanup in April. Improvements like repaving require hiring contractors. Because of donations to the Trail, this upgrades and others have taken place. Some contributions come from those who have had their names, or names of family, cast in bronze and permanently attached to the Welcome to Clark Lake Sign.
The Sign is located on North Lake near Grand Boulevard and expresses the Clark Lake Spirit to anyone on that part of the Trail, or to those driving by. Designed to be a lasting testament from those who love Clark Lake and the Trail, another set of 6 x 9 bronze plaques will be cast soon. Interested? The current deadline is June 15th. Please email ClarkLakeSpirit@gmail.com as a first step. The donation is $1000 per plaque. The Spirit Trail is part of the Clark Lake Spirit Foundation, a 501c3.
The most recent class of plaques were affixed last September. Those additions are highlighted.