Stow taking down trees at Adell Durbin Park

Krista S. Kano
Akron Beacon Journal

Some trees are being cleared out at Adell Durbin Park in Stow as part of a combined water and stormwater management project, but the empty spaces will be covered in mulch to form a walking trail once the work is finished.

Director of Public Service Nick Wren said the trees are being removed to install a waterline that will allow the city to eliminate a long-dead end line that feeds Silver Lake Towers. 

"The path we chose minimized the cutting of large trees. We have a 20-foot easement we created there, and a lot of the trees we took down were dead or in poor condition," Wren said. 

The work is expected to continue for a few months, and is being contracted out to M. Campbell who was the low bidder for both contracts at a total of $650,000. 

Wren said that the mulched walking trail will not connect Silver Lake Towers to Adell Durbin, as there is a stream, but that the city intends to connect it to other existing trails.