Tagged In: Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, issue 3, metro parks, park levy, Public Lands
Cassie Kelly, September 26, 2018
You have a chance to protect the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks this November and fund some major upgrades to our 19 beautiful parks.
The Metro Parks have been primarily operating on the same levy for almost ten years, but it is set to expire in 2019. Under the new levy, the parks would be able to:
By voting yes on Issue 3 in support of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks levy, you are voting for projects that would not only enhance our parks but provide valuable environmental, social, and economic benefits to our community.
We know that green spaces reduce stress and elevate a person’s mood, as well as encourage exercise. On an economic scale, parks increase property values, encourage tourism, and bring new homeowners into communities. Parks are a critical solution for maintaining a healthy environment in an urban landscape and help filter air and water from unwanted pollutants. They also increase biodiversity and protect native wildlife habitats from development.
Make your pledge to vote yes on Issue 3 so that we can promise future generations will walk the same trails that we know and love today!