Retaining wall, handicap-accessible park project underway


Wilmington Parks and Recreation employee Travis Mellinger, center left, and Wilmington mayor-elect John Stanforth place part of a retaining wall that will also become an area for those with physical impairments or disabilities to fish on. Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director Lori Kersey Williams, left, said disability-parking spaces will be available, the terrain will be smoother and rocks will help hold wheelchairs. Williams said an Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Aquatic Education Grant provided funds, and Oberfield’s Centerville location sold the materials at a discount and provided technical expertise. Stanforth’s volunteer labor will count as a credit towards a matching requirement by the grant, according to Williams. Not pictured is Jerry Runk, a city wastewater department employee.

Wilmington Parks and Recreation employee Travis Mellinger, center left, and Wilmington mayor-elect John Stanforth place part of a retaining wall that will also become an area for those with physical impairments or disabilities to fish on. Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director Lori Kersey Williams, left, said disability-parking spaces will be available, the terrain will be smoother and rocks will help hold wheelchairs. Williams said an Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Aquatic Education Grant provided funds, and Oberfield’s Centerville location sold the materials at a discount and provided technical expertise. Stanforth’s volunteer labor will count as a credit towards a matching requirement by the grant, according to Williams. Not pictured is Jerry Runk, a city wastewater department employee.


Wilmington Parks and Recreation employee Travis Mellinger, center left, and Wilmington mayor-elect John Stanforth place part of a retaining wall that will also become an area for those with physical impairments or disabilities to fish on. Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director Lori Kersey Williams, left, said disability-parking spaces will be available, the terrain will be smoother and rocks will help hold wheelchairs. Williams said an Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Aquatic Education Grant provided funds, and Oberfield’s Centerville location sold the materials at a discount and provided technical expertise. Stanforth’s volunteer labor will count as a credit towards a matching requirement by the grant, according to Williams. Not pictured is Jerry Runk, a city wastewater department employee.

Wilmington Parks and Recreation employee Travis Mellinger, center left, and Wilmington mayor-elect John Stanforth place part of a retaining wall that will also become an area for those with physical impairments or disabilities to fish on. Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director Lori Kersey Williams, left, said disability-parking spaces will be available, the terrain will be smoother and rocks will help hold wheelchairs. Williams said an Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Aquatic Education Grant provided funds, and Oberfield’s Centerville location sold the materials at a discount and provided technical expertise. Stanforth’s volunteer labor will count as a credit towards a matching requirement by the grant, according to Williams. Not pictured is Jerry Runk, a city wastewater department employee.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_DSC_0131.jpgWilmington Parks and Recreation employee Travis Mellinger, center left, and Wilmington mayor-elect John Stanforth place part of a retaining wall that will also become an area for those with physical impairments or disabilities to fish on. Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director Lori Kersey Williams, left, said disability-parking spaces will be available, the terrain will be smoother and rocks will help hold wheelchairs. Williams said an Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Aquatic Education Grant provided funds, and Oberfield’s Centerville location sold the materials at a discount and provided technical expertise. Stanforth’s volunteer labor will count as a credit towards a matching requirement by the grant, according to Williams. Not pictured is Jerry Runk, a city wastewater department employee.