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Cirino Announces $1.5 Million Allocated to Build Glass Bridge in State Park

November 18, 2022
Jerry C. Cirino News
COLUMBUS - State Senator Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) is pleased to announce the Ohio Controlling Board has approved a request of $1,500,000.00 for improvements at Nelson Kennedy Ledge State Park located in Garrettsville, Ohio in Portage County. The money will be used for the design and construction of a glass observation bridge and a wayfinding system for the trails at the ledges area of the park.

"The glass bridge will be a spectacular addition to the park," said Cirino. "Visitors will be able to look straight down into the gorgeous chasm from above the Minnehaha Falls area of the Ledges. This will be something special."

The Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park is operated by the Parks & Recreation Division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The 167-acre public recreation area offers trails and picnicking. Within the park are spectacular rock formations and outcrops with fissures as deep as 60 feet left by the receding glaciers. Hikers can follow the trails among the rugged cliffs to experience waterfalls and unique geological rock formations like the Devil's Icebox, Indian Pass and Old Maid's Kitchen.