The preserve has 125,000 guests a yr, 15 miles of trails and is the primary residential environmental studying facility within the Midwest and Ohio’s first facility for schooling and rehabilitation of birds of prey, its software said.
“For wheelchair riders, senior citizens, parents with small children, and many others, the scenic and historical resources of Glen Helen are out of reach,” the affiliation said in its software. “The COVID pandemic highlighted the need for, and importance of, more access to natural areas like Glen Helen. Not only do those with limited mobility deserve the opportunity to access nature, state and community groups are asking for this access. … Through our accessible trails project, we can welcome visitors with limited mobility who will gain improved access to the preserve’s trail system.”
The accessibility mission targets are to: