Monday, November 21, 2011

Lake Metroparks 10-year Strategic Plan - The Marsh Creek Basin

Lake Metroparks’ approach to planning and formulating strategic actions was to divide Lake County into six diverse districts. The establishment of districts will better enable the park district to focus future investment decisions on the unique opportunities and specific needs that exist within each district. The distinctive geography that defines Lake County has influenced development patterns and created unique districts.

District 3: Marsh Creek Basin
The Marsh Creek Basin encompasses the low flatlands with drainage feeding streams that reach Lake Erie west of Mentor Marsh and east of the lower Chagrin River corridor. Like the Urbanized Lake Plain to the west, the area was easily developable and as the Cleveland metropolitan area expanded to the east, it saw extensive growth between 1950 and 1980. The district includes Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake and parts of Concord Township. 

Lake Metroparks manages one park in this district: 

Veterans Park

Future Objectives
During the coming decade, Lake Metroparks will work with local communities, agencies and organizations to contribute to the preservation of the Marsh Creek riparian area.

Click here to download the Marsh Creek Basin information sheet.

In a continuing effort to meet the needs and desires of all Lake County residents, Lake Metroparks periodically reviews its approach to fulfilling the agency’s mission and goals. The park district has recently created a ten-year strategic plan that will inform decision-making with regard to policies, operations, maintenance and capital improvements over the next decade.

Lake Metroparks’ strategic plan examines how to best fulfill the agency's mission given the current and projected economic, demographic and environmental trends facing Lake County and the surrounding region.

For more information about Lake Metroparks' Ten-year Strategic Plan Executive Summary, click here.

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