Burr Oak State Park

Judge Allows Coal Mining Near Local Park

Sep 20, 2013

A federal district judge has sided with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of Burr Oak State Park in southeast Columbus.

The 100 people who attended a meeting this week about how to revitalize the struggling Burr Oak State Park near Athens were evenly split over a a plan to turn the park into a haven for ATV enthusiasts.