Restoring and Protecting Sand Run Metro Park: Part II

This is the second in a series of posts about upcoming grant-funded improvements to protect the roads, trails and wildlife of a well-loved park.

Sand Run stream in winter. Photo by Craig Walton.
  1. 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

Summit Metro Parks manages 14,000 acres, 16 parks and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at