Romp-O-Ween to highlight dedication


By Kimberly Jenkins - kjenkins@aimmediamidwest.com



Working on the path for Mound Park

Working on the path for Mound Park


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The Donor Plaza at Mound Park


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Something pretty great is happening Sunday afternoon, Portsmouth is getting their multi-use path at Mound Park, something that many did not think would ever happen, but thanks to so many wonderful people in this community, it has come to fruition.

R.O.M.P. around Mound Park with Connex and Project R.O.M.P.(Revitalize our Mound Park) are holding a special celebratory dedication ceremony called, Romp-O-Ween on Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Mound Park. This is going to be the dedication of the newly completed Donor Plaza & Activity Path. Right after Labor Day weekend, the paving project began and now the dedication will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Hutchins St. near Logan St.

Wendi Waugh – President of Connex, said, “The Ribbon Cutting will be on the activity path. There is going to be a bicycle safety town, the walkthrough breast and over 35 businesses and groups that are going to be represented around the path, to treat the kiddos with Halloween treats. This is just another part of making Portsmouth great.”

Reminder to kids 12 & under – * Wear your costume & Trick-or-Treat along the new path thanks to local businesses & residents. Connex said to be sure to have your kids dressed up for Halloween Trick-or-Treat. That includes pets too! Connex will also be putting on a bike rodeo on the basketball court, so bring your child’s bike along if they want to participate. There will be free helmets will be given away. There will also be a maze for the youngsters to play in. It should be great fun! We hope it is just the beginning of bringing pleasure to our Portsmouth community!

Connex mission from the beginning has been to inspire activities of play, exercise, and social connections to promote health and wellness.

Now that they have completed this path and the Donor Plaza they wanted to bring the community together to join in the ribbon-cutting and involved the children of this area. Immediately following, kids 12 and under will Trick-or-Treat in costume along the activity path, thanks to local businesses and residents. There will also be a bicycle Safety Town, a Native American artifacts display and exhibition and a maze for the children to enjoy!

It is important to note, Project ROMP (Revitalize Our Mound Park) was accomplished through a collaborative effort with the City Of Portsmouth, the Scioto Foundation, corporate and private donors. The project fundraising kicked off with Connex being awarded the first Scioto 365 grant from the Scioto Foundation in the fall of 2017. The idea for an activity path in Mound Park was submitted by Connex during the grant writing process in the hopes that it would lead to more paths being constructed in the area.

If you are looking for something to do with the kids Sunday, looks like the place to go is Mound Park and enjoy all the fun.

To Contact Connex or learn more about them:

Website: www.connexmoves.org

Facebook Page: Portsmouth Connex

E-mail: info@connexmoves.org

Working on the path for Mound Park
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/10/web1_connex-work.jpgWorking on the path for Mound Park Courtesy Photos

The Donor Plaza at Mound Park
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2019/10/web1_Connex-memorium.jpgThe Donor Plaza at Mound Park Courtesy Photos

By Kimberly Jenkins

kjenkins@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928

© 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights

Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928

© 2019 Portsmouth Daily Times, all rights