Upgrades at Valley metropark ready for guests

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LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio (WKBN) – A metropark in Trumbull County has received some upgrades.

There’s a new swing set and walking trail at Thomas Swift Park in Leavittsburg.

The $20,000 in renovations were made possible by a grant through the 2020 Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant program. The mission of CHC is to prevent and reduce chronic disease nationwide.

It was done through a collaboration between the Trumbull County MetroParks District and Combined Health District.

MetroParks District Executive Director Zachary Svette said it adds more options for people to get outside in the area.

“It’s nice when organizations can align their goals like we did with the health department and we’re able to get more people out and getting more people healthy and we have a park facility where we can get people to come in and do that,” he said.

The walking trail now has a harder surface and water drains off the area better.

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