Located at 11840 Springfield Road, North Lima, 44452 in Springfield Township (GPS Coordinates: 40.945004, -80.61493), this 88.38-acre property known as Springfield Forest, was acquired in 2021 through a collaborative partnership with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, and the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation.
Funding for property improvements to Springfield Forest were secured through a second, successful Clean Ohio Conservation Fund application with additional financial support provided by the Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation and in-kind contributions from Mill Creek MetroParks. Improvements focused on increased access, providing passive recreation opportunities, and conducting ecological restoration on the property.
Features of Springfield Forest include a new entry drive and 16-car parking lot, aggregate and primitive hiking trails, a fishing pier and boardwalk, scenic vistas, facility signage, a picnic area, and 20 acres of ecological restoration. Recreational activities on the property include hiking along the scenic trail system and fishing at the pier.