Restoring and Protecting Sand Run Metro Park: Part II

Sand Run stream in winter. Photo by Craig Walton.
  1. Because the Sand Run is located in an area that has been highly developed with homes, shopping centers and roads, stormwater runoff has created significant erosion in the park and destabilized the stream’s banks.
  2. Over the decades, infrastructure such as roads, culverts and pipelines have been built as the surrounding communities were developed, creating migration barriers that make it extremely difficult for fish to travel freely throughout the waterway.
A “before” look at a portion of Phase I infrastructure in need of improvement.
An “after” look at infrastructure improvement along Sand Run Parkway. The new culvert replaces an aging pedestrian bridge and allows for safe wildlife passage under the road.
Sand Run stream near Mingo Trail in Sand Run Metro Park



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Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks manages 15,000 acres, 16 parks, three nature centers and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at