It was in anticipation of the Lima Rotary Club's 75th
anniversary in 1992 that the idea of a "Riverwalk" was conceived.
The Rotary Club partnered with the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park
District, the City of Lima, BP, and numerous businesses in the
community to complete the first phase of corridor development along
the Ottawa River. The Rotary Riverwalk was created - a 4.2 mile
paved trail extending from from Heritage Park in Shawnee Township
northeast to the Collett Street Recreation Area in Lima.
With forward thinking and a vision to improve the community, the
City of Lima initiated the Ottawa River Cooridor Study in 1996. The
Riverwalk serves the citizens of Lima/Allen County as a safe
alternative transportation route to Lima's central business
district, YMCA, and numerous parks, schools and neighborhoods. It
connects Heritage Park in Shawnee Township to and through the City
of Lima to the Ottawa Metro Park in Bath Township.
The Riverwalk continues to be a success due to the cooperation
and collaboration between the City of Lima, township trustees, the
Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District and many private
landowners along the way. The "connecting link" was completed &
dedicated July 2010. Ottawa River Corridor Brochure.pdf
Please use and enjoy your Riverwalk and all of your parks!