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Coordinates: 41.2312345, -81.2271059
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Photo by Western Reserve Land Conservancy

About Morgan Park
+ Hiking trails and overlook, trails combined mileage .95 miles
+ Parking lot
+ Information kiosk
+ Picnic table

Morgan Park was acquired in 2009 thanks to several partners. Western Reserve Land Conservancy worked with the Park District to acquire the property with several funding sources, including the Water Resource Restoration Sponsorship program through the Ohio EPA, the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund and the Burton D. Morgan and Margaret Clark Morgan Foundations. The Park District subsequently received OEPA funds to restore a stream and wetland on the property, including working with Kent State University students and volunteers from Best Sand to plant over 7,000 trees. The Ohio Department of Transportation provided funds to install a pervious asphalt parking lot to reduce stormwater runoff and local donors provided funds for creation of the entrance sign and kiosk.

Due to very limited funding for many years, the Park District was unable to open the park, however thanks to passage of the District’s first ever levy, Phase I of the park trails, are now open. The first trail winds through the former farm fields and connects to a second trail that dips into the woods. Additional trails will be constructed in the future as the full site plan is completed.
From Morgan Park webpage

Morgan Park is situated primarily within the Upper Cuyahoga River watershed where numerous warm water streams flow through rich wetland complexes before emptying into the upper Cuyahoga River. The park contains 6 hiking trails (some trails will not be completed until late 2019) totaling over 4 miles that pass through unique habitats including meadow, both mid-successional and mature upland and lowland forests, scrub-shrub, and wetland areas. The park also provides opportunities to picnic, birdwatch, explore nature, and cross-country ski.
From Western Reserve Land Conservancy Parks and Preserves webpage

No restroom facilities.