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Work begins on Firestone’s Legacy Trail Loop

COLUMBIANA — As the pool at Firestone Park closed recently, the Restoration and Beautification Committee’s Legacy Trail Loop project has commenced. After the completion of a lot of prep work, staking has been done, and protective barriers were put up to protect the growing tree roots. The pool house entrance gutters are also being deconstructed, and the site is being prepped to install a storm line from the pool parking lot. The Legacy Trail will be installed throughout the Green Tree Lawn across from the cemetery, and it will connect to the walkway that was installed over the summer. “It’s very busy in there,” city manager Lance Willard said. “We’re working very hard on that. We’re going to have some road closures and fences to protect the roots of the trees.” Another part of the project is the resurfacing of the sports courts, which is being done by engineering firm HRG. The project is aimed at renovating the basketball and tennis courts while additionally installing pickleball courts. Willard said that they are excited to see the finished project, and he has confidence it will be world class. He expressed how lucky the city is that the R&B committee took on such a large project. “Countless hours of planning by R&B and their design team have taken place, which will make for great project,” Willard said. “Generations to come will benefit from this awesome gift, and we can’t thank them enough.”

— Scott Lendak

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