Big Walnut Trail and Ecosystem Restoration

EMH&T provided an enhanced pedestrian connection in support of the Big Walnut Trail system. During design, the path alignment was established to provide scenic views through an existing City of Gahanna park property and align within a new conservation easement granted by Stony Brook United Methodist Church (UMC).
The easement provided a critical link enabling the path to cross over the Big Walnut Creek and connect to the Lower McCorkle Park system, and the City’s municipal golf course.
EMH&T met the project goals including 6,700 feet of shared-use path installation, construction of several multi-span structural solutions over McKenna Creek and the Big Walnut Creek, and a full wetland/stream restoration within the conservation easement at Stony Brook UMC. EMH&T also assisted the City in procuring grant funding for this project and obtained the permits needed to alter streams and wetlands, and cross a regulatory floodplain.