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Belle Road Park
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Join in on the conversation on this Patch article about the proposed restrooms at Belle Road Park.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Residents can speak in favor of, or against, proposed bathrooms near Kopf Reservation at April 24 meeting.
A public meeting concerning whether to add bathrooms to Belle Road Park is back on the city agenda. Councilman Rob James said a public meeting will be held April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Lake House to discuss the issue. Whether action will be taken has not been decided James said. The city will eventually decide whether to add restrooms in Belle Road Park, which joins two wooded sections the 162-acre Kopf Reservation. The issue has detractors and supporters. In November, one person called the concept “kind of creepy.” At a Nov. 5 council meeting where more than a dozen detractors said they didn’t support bathrooms. Another detractor said the park did not generate enough traffic to warrant bathrooms. Other park goers support the idea of the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Nearby residents tell council there is no need for bathrooms in Belle Road Park; supporters disagree.
Two years ago, when supporters of constructing a bathroom in Belle Road Park approached council, a group of residents from the area voiced their concerns and the issue was tabled. Now, council will decide whether the issue needs to be re-explored. Almost a dozen residents, many from Belle Road, told council on Nov. 5 they did not want the proposed bathrooms, the size of a two-car garage, in the park, which joins two wooded sections of Kopf Reservation. “My personal preference is to not have a toilet across the street,” one resident said. “It’s going to increase traffic.” Residents James and Jeannie Waddell said there is no need. They have offered their home’s facilities to park visitors and said no one has ever taken them up on the offer…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Bathrooms in Kopf Reservation tabled in 2010.
Two years after Avon Lake City Council tabled plans to build a restroom in Belle Road Park, a group is hoping to resurrect plans, albeit in a slightly different area. In 2010, residents living on Armour and Belle roads near the 3-acre park objected to plans to build a restroom there, saying it could invite vandalism, sex and bring undesirables to the area, which is near a residential area. The park, although city property, is part of the Kopf Family Reservation (formerly Save the Woods), a sprawling 162-acre passive park with three and a half miles of trails. Dedicated in 2008 as a county metropark, it is one of only a few Lorain County Metro Parks that does not have a restroom. Restroom supporters, including Jan Van Wagner and Terry and…