Bill Yeck Park limestone trail through the woods.The Centerville-Washington Park District initiated a Bill Yeck Park trail master plan as a priority from the CWPD 2016-2019 Strategic Plan. The goal of the project was to analyze the environmental, ecological and experiential aspects of the park’s trail system and develop recommendations for how the park should evolve in future years. A consultant team of landscape architects, ecological scientists and trail builders conducted various site visits throughout 2018 and facilitated a public engagement strategy to develop an understanding of the park and its users. An online survey and multiple public forums were held in 2018.

At the conclusion of the planning effort, a Bill Yeck Park trail master plan was written to summarize the site observations and public feedback and propose recommendations for the future of the park’s trail system.

The biggest plan priority is trail improvement. The first course of action is to increase the quality of trail surface, eliminating tripping hazards and allowing for park use throughout the year. Additional improvements will include trail accessibility, creek crossings, wayfinding and signage.

Work on new trails began in the summer of 2019 and will continue for several years.

Read the Bill Yeck Park Trail Master Plan Executive Summary (PDF) >

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