LUCASVILLE — On Wednesday, October 6, Growing Lucasville Opportunities (GLO) was presented on behalf of the Valley Township Trustees a check by The Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, for $5,000 to be used toward the proposed community park located at 459 Robert Lucas Road in Lucasville.
The check presentation occurred at the future park site, which is planned to include a 100-seat amphitheater, 0.25-mile paved and ADA-accessible walking path, gazebo, play equipment area, and 0.5-mile nature trail. The funding presented will be utilized for the initial phases of the project.
“The Lucasville park is the kind of project the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to get behind. We’re excited to see all the positive things happening in Lucasville and we’re glad to be a part of it,” said Lisa Carver, the organization’s Executive Director.
Valley Township continues to make strides in moving this project forward. Other grant funding applications have been submitted, and they are hopeful to receive more positive news soon. Local funding efforts through community donations are moving ahead with intentions of proceeding with a substantive project in the spring-2022. Ideally, the goal is to construct the ADA walking path and the amphitheater in one project, which would have a total estimated cost of $248,000. This size of the first phase will depend upon local community support.
Growing Lucasville Opportunities, P.O. Box 1312, Lucasville, Ohio 45648
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