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The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails is a non-profit 501c3 organization staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to supporting the Madison County Park District and the City of London. Our primary goal has been to complete and maintain the critical link of the Ohio to Erie Trail through Madison County as it goes from the Ohio River to Lake Erie.
We have a regular monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the
Madison County Senior Center at 280 West High Street in London.
Some of the ways that our volunteers have helped to prepare the trail for construction include disposing of rubbish, clearing and burning brush along the proposed trail corridor, and working with local authorities to help plan and coordinate construction logistics.
The work that we have accomplished has reduced the cost of construction, resulting in more miles of paved trail. We also staff information booths at various local events, to keep the community informed of the benefits of the trail.
Our organization has helped to make London a bicycle-friendly community. The City of London has been the host for the MS150 Bikin' to the Beast Tour, the Across Ohio Bicycle Adventure (XOBA), the Greene County Cycling Classic, and the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA).
We enjoy strong backing from our community leaders, including the Madison County Park District, the City of London, and the London Parks and Recreation Department. We are participating members of the Downtown London association of business merchants, and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
With the completion of trail construction and paving, our organization remains active in the community to promote recreational activities along the trail, and will continue to work with local authorities to monitor proper maintenance of the trail. Programs that we have helped to develop to date include the Trail Sentinel Program, along with the Adopt-a-Trail Program.
We invite you to join our organization, get involved, and help to make a difference in the community.
If you would simply like to make a donation to our organization, there are many worthwhile programs, projects and events that would benefit.
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails