Fairlawn, Ohio


This restoration project provides another layer to the park experience with wildlife viewing – ducks, waterfowl and amphibians that now have a home. Permanent educational signs have been installed with a future trail planned to link this park with other parks in Fairlawn.

Fairlawn Park Glacier’s Edge Capital Campaign

Environmental Design Group developed and performed grant writing, planning, detailed design, hydrologic modeling and educational graphics for this unique wetland feature. Environmental Design Group also assisted the city with the successful Ohio EPA grant application to pay for a portion of the design and construction.

Environmental Design Group identified potential projects for watershed improvements along Smith Ditch, a tributary of Wolf Creek and Pigeon Creek. Environmental Design Group then performed grant-writing services to design and construct the first of a series of floodplain wetlands and stream enhancement projects. This first-phase project involves the construction of a two-acre floodplain wetland within Fairlawn Park on Ridgewood Road. The project provides stream bank sinuosity to the petitioned Smith Ditch which includes laying back of the stream bank, installing branch layering and tree planting for shade. The floodplain wetland includes a diversity of trees, whips, perennial plugs and wetland seeds. The completed project reduced localized flooding and provided an expanded park experience.