“Efforts are unfolding to make a popular county park with rugged terrain more accessible to the physically disabled.
“Chuck Allwein and Ray Bender, board members of the Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick, told the Lebanon County commissioners this week that a project to build a boardwalk into the interior of the 1,105-acre wooded park is in the planning phase, but the idea has been the works for years.
“‘We have approximately 15 miles of trails, but we don’t have anything for folks who have a little bit of trouble with walking,’ he said. ‘So we decided that we are going to put in a boardwalk into the environ of the mountain. It is not very far. It’s about 500 or 600 feet at the moment anyhow. We are going to take it in, and we are going to sort of go into the trees and have it cantilevered out over a pretty serious drop over a bouldered area.’”
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