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Active Living

Vision:  Making the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice. 

2022 Objectives: 

  • Objective 1: Willard residents will have increased access to mobility devices through the Bikeshare program. 

  • Objective 2: Norwalk residents will have increased access to safe game play at the newly revitalized basketball court at Stoutenburg Park. 

  • Objective 3: Safety for residents will increase through crossing improvements at the intersection of Benedict and Norwood Avenue. ​

  • Objective 4: Willard residents will have increased access to safe physical activity with the installation of the CHC-sponsored Fisher-Titus Walking Path. 

2022 Huron County CHC Objectives Progress Photos

Objective 1:
  • Willard residents will have increased access to mobility devices through the Bikeshare program. 

    • Huron County CHC was able to donate just under $15,000.00 to the City of Willard to support implementation of the program. The Willard Book-A-Bike Bikeshare Program now includes four standard bikes, two electric pedal-assisted bikes, five local bike rack locations, and added biking accessories such as bike locks and bike baskets.​

    • Huron County CHC was also able to secure 75 free helmets through the Ohio AAP "Put a Lid on It!" Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Program, which are free for pick up through the Huron County Community Library while supplies last. 

Grace Habeck, CHC Program Coordinator pictured with one of the bicycles purchased for the program.

Grace Habeck, CHC Program Coordinator, pictured with a pedal-assisted electric bike purchased for the program.

Photo from the ribbon cutting ceremony, July 2022.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the program, July 2022.

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Willard "Book-A-Bike" signage on bike basket.

Electric Bikes

Two of the pedal-assisted electric bikes.

2022 Huron County CHC Objectives Progress Photos

Objective 1:
  • Willard residents will have increased access to mobility devices through the Bikeshare program. 

    • Huron County CHC was able to donate just under $15,000.00 to the City of Willard to support implementation of the program. The Willard Book-A-Bike Bikeshare Program now includes four standard bikes, two electric pedal-assisted bikes, five local bike rack locations, and added biking accessories such as bike locks and bike baskets.​

    • Huron County CHC was also able to secure 75 free helmets through the Ohio AAP "Put a Lid on It!" Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Program, which are free for pick up through the Huron County Community Library while supplies last. 

Grace Habeck, CHC Program Coordinator pictured with one of the bicycles purchased for the program.

Grace Habeck, CHC Program Coordinator, pictured with a pedal-assisted electric bike purchased for the program.

Photo from the ribbon cutting ceremony, July 2022.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the program, July 2022.

Signage on bike basket

Willard "Book-A-Bike" signage on bike basket.

Electric Bikes

Two of the pedal-assisted electric bikes.

Objective 2:
  • Norwalk residents will have increased access to safe gameplay at the newly revitalized basketball court at Stoutenburg Park. 

    • Huron County CHC donated $10,000.00 to the City of Norwalk's Park and Recreation Department in order to support the revitalization of the court. The Stoutenburg Park basketball court now includes two new basketball hoops, one ADA-accessible picnic table, and a new concrete court. The purpose of this renovation was to increase accessibility, usability, and safety for all in the surrounding areas. ​

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Two new basketball hoops and new concrete court at Stoutenburg Park in Norwalk.

Photo of new basketball hoop. 

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant picnic table.

Objective 3:
  • Safety for residents will increase through crossing improvements at the intersection of Benedict Ave. & Norwood Ave.

    • Huron County CHC donated $13,234.68 to the City of Norwalk's Public Works Department in order to support the new pedestrian crossing enhancements. The upgraded intersection now includes four new solar flashing beacons to aid in the comfort of pedestrian crossing in this busy intersection. This project was a short term (0-5 year) goal identified by the Huron County Active Transportation Plan.

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Photo of the flashing crossing signal beacons.

Huron County Public Health and Huron County CHC logo signage at the base of a beacon.

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Pedestrian crossing signage and beacon. 

Objective 4:
  • Willard residents will have increased access to safe physical activity with the installation of the CHC-sponsored Fisher-Titus Walking Path.  

    • Huron County CHC sponsored a quarter mile of the newly completed Fisher-Titus Walking Path at the Willard Reservoir, in the amount of $10,000.00. The path includes the newly-paved 2.32 mile ADA-accessible path surrounding the top of the reservoir, as well as ten storyboards that will be used to educate users about healthy living practices and current health topics. ​

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Pre-repavement photo, taken March 2022.

Completed repavement project photo, taken June 2022.

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