Defiance West Side Revitalization Committee

In Defiance, the West Side Revitalization Committee has developed a focus group to promote a program called “Access to the Rivers.”

The Crescent News reports that the committee will host a meeting Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in the community room of the city service building, when it plans to unveil it’s plans for a proposed park along River Street.

The committee reportedly has already raised more than $3,000, and has volunteers lined up to help.

The site of the proposed park is steeped in history. It was once the reservation of Indian Chief Little Turtle, and was the largest Native American trading post in North America. It was also home to one of the largest maple sugar camps in Ohio.

The committee hopes to raise enough money to construct boat docks at the site in the future too.


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