Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gahanna’s Parks & Recreation Programs Impact Everyone

By Becky Stinchcomb
Mayor, City of Gahanna

Mayor Becky Stinchcomb speaks
during the official opening of the
Big Walnut Trail Section 7 Bridge
At City Council last week, I presented a proclamation celebrating the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association Parks & Recreation Month throughout July in Gahanna I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month than when we officially opened our latest critical piece of the Big Walnut Trail.

But this trail is just part of what our Parks & Recreation program is all about and I would like to  highlight some of the other benefits we enjoy right here in Gahanna.

Our first priority as a City is to be Citizens Centric. Our Parks & Recreation facilities and programs are just that, and are not only a source of pride, but add to our quality of life, our health and a fact that is often overlooked, the economic success of Gahanna.

I am proud that Gahanna owns and operates 770 acres of parklands.  You may not know this, but that is the second highest acreage total in suburban Franklin County!