October 6, 2019

Pattison Lakeside trails, pond open again

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The trails and fishing pond at Pattison Park are open again after a month of construction closures.

OWENSVILLE – While construction will continue another month or two, the Clermont County Park District is happy to announce the fishing pond and trails at Pattison Park Lakeside are open again.

Pattison Lakeside – on the south side of U.S. 50 just west of Owensville – had been completely closed since Labor Day to install a sidewalk along the length of the parking lot. The work included removing several feet of asphalt along the edge of the lot, which affected parking and created a fall hazard.

Progress on the new restroom facility, picnic shelter and playground at Lakeside is on schedule and – pending weather – should be complete in mid to late November.

Pattison Lodgeside – on the north side of U.S. 50 – remains completely open with access to the Park District office and the Pattison Lodge and Gazebo, one of the most popular wedding spots in Clermont County.

“We thank our guests for their patience as we continue our mission to create the best parks we can offer,” said Chris Clingman, Park District Director. “We regret the inconvenience, but look forward to having them back in the park.

Another new shelter and restroom facility are going in at Sycamore Park, the Park District’s oldest and busiest facility. Construction there is on schedule as well.

“We are happy to be interwoven into the fabric of Clermont County,” Clingman said. “We are proud to offer our guests a place where they can explore, engage and discover nature.

“While the construction is a temporary inconvenience, the resulting new facilities will enhance visitors’ park experience for generations.”

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.

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