City of Willard and Fisher-Titus Partner to Pave Willard Reservoir Walking Trail

During the tree lighting ceremony on Friday, November 19, Fisher-Titus and the City of Willard announced a partnership to pave the current walking trail at the Willard Reservoir.

“As a rural health system, Fisher-Titus strives to stay connected and support the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” said Katie Chieda, Chief Nursing Officer for Fisher-Titus during Friday’s ceremony. “In keeping with that mindset, we are excited to announce our partnership to pave the walking trail at the Willard reservoir.”

2.32 miles of concrete will be installed around the Willard Reservoir to create the Fisher-Titus Health Walk.

“We are thrilled to partner with Fisher-Titus on the improvement of the current reservoir trail,” said Bryson Hamons, City Manager for the City of Willard. “The new Fisher-Titus Health Walk will be an asset for Willard residents and other surrounding community members as it promotes healthy lifestyles by creating a fun, informative, and barrier-free means to exercise.”

The new trail will promote healthy living by providing a place to exercise by running, walking, cycling, and rollerblading. The ADA standard path will also include ten storyboards that focus on current health topics. The paving project is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022, weather permitting.

“We drive by the Willard Reservoir every day and invariably notice families making use of the area to walk their dogs, exercise and simply get outdoors,” said Dr. Vicki Brown, physician with Fisher-Titus Family Medicine – Willard. “On our walks there, we have spotted many species of migratory birds. For runners and walkers, we are excited to see how improvements will make the perimeter path even more useful.  We look forward to the completion of this project and expect we'll see even more of our patients there.”

While the project will be anchored by Fisher-Titus and the City of Willard, community members are invited to support the project as well. Businesses and individuals can contact Bryson Hamons at bhamons@willardohio.us for more information on sponsorship opportunities.