UNION TWP. – They’ve been unofficially open – and receiving rave reviews from guests – for several weeks. Now the Clermont County Park District will make it official with a dedication ceremony for the completed renovations at Shor Park.
– WHO: The Clermont County Park District
– WHO ELSE – Mrs. Sylvia Shor, Board of Park Commissioners, Union Township Trustees, Clermont County Commissioners and other local officials
– WHAT: Dedication ceremony for new shelters and playground at Shor Park
– WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019
– WHERE: Shor Park, 4569 Tealtown Road, Milford , Ohio 45150
– WHAT ELSE: Free and open to the public
“We are pleased to officially open these facilities,” said Chris Clingman, Park District Director. “It’s a good feeling to see something go from an idea to a drawing, from a hole in the ground to a completed project.
“Based on the early usage, the improvements at Shor Park are going to be an extremely popular addition to the Park District and a wonderful asset to the residents of Union Township and Clermont County.”
Named in honor of her late husband S. David Shor, Sylvia Shor donated the 56-acre park to the Park District in 2003. The latest improvements resulted in two new picnic shelters, a permanent restroom facility and storage area for Park District equipment. Also part of the project, a wind turbine to help power the new facilities, as well as an inclusive playground designed for users of all abilities.
The Park District – in partnership with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District – recently received an Ohio 319 Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency and will be restoring streams on the property as well.
Mark D. Motz is the Community Relations Manager for the Clermont County Park District. A native Cincinnatian, he has worked for more than 25 years as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. Away from work, he enjoys photography, theater and spending time with his nine godchildren.