Two More Townships to Take In: Brown & Berlin

Sunset from Roloson Road, Berlin Twp.

Sunset from Roloson Road, Berlin Twp.

As half of the inspiration for 3 B’s and K Road, the townships of Brown and Berlin include the north end of Alum Creek State Park.  While an earlier article explored the park area, there is much more to know about these townships.

Before any permanent settlers arrived, the northeast quarter of present day Brown Township was designated by the federal government as a Salt Reservation.  This section of land just north of present day [Read more…]

AEP Transmission Project Will Restrict Access In Parts Of Alum Creek State Park

Powerline upgrades will shut down some trails.

A transmission line improvement project in Delaware County being done by AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company requires AEP to do work through approximately two miles of Alum Creek State Park.

To allow AEP to do the work safely, public access will be restricted weekdays in some areas of the park September 3 through 30.

The work area is approximately a quarter mile south of U.S. 36 / State Route 37 along AEP’s electric transmission line. Park areas in the work zone will be closed to the public weekdays through Sept. 30. The Big Run Road horse trail access and parking, and the Curve Road parking area will be closed for the duration of the work project. For park visitors’ safety, signs will be posted at affected park locations.

AEP will replace four tower structures within the park with new steel poles, install new insulators and hardware on the new structures, transfer the existing line to the new poles and then install a second circuit on the vacant side of the existing tower line. AEP will replace a tower located on a small peninsula along the west side of the lake with a new pole structure built near Old State Road. All new structures will be located within AEP’s existing line right of way.

AEP, the Ohio Power Siting Board, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Alum Creek State Park officials are working together on the logistics of the project.

More information about the Trent-Delaware Line Improvement Project can be found at

Park visitors should contact Alum Creek State Park at 740-548-4631 or visit for more information.

Source: AEP Ohio Website.

Both Delaware County State Park Beaches Remain Closed

Spokesperson for the Ohio Department Of Natural Resources stated that Alum Creek  is 1 foot over the normal summer pool. A factor that will keep Alum Creek beach closed to at least mid day Thursday as stated in this tweet.

The Army Corps of Engineers website show Delaware Lake just North of Delaware, Ohio as being over its summer pool by 20 feet. No word on the approximate date the Delaware State Park will re-open.

Alumn Creek Dog Park Closed Due to Virus

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources closed down the dog park at Alum Creek State Park. The park located at 3993 Hollenback road was closed in an “abundance of caution” over reports of an infection that spread among dogs.

Canine parvovirus is very contagious for our four legged friends and caused problems with the gastrointestianl tract.

The shutdown was prompted by an anonymous call that a stray dog was taken to the park that had the virus.

The Ohio State Veterinarian will be at the park today to supervise proper cleanup in the area.

Officials have asked anyone who has recently been to the park to see your veterinarian with any problems.