Project Romp

Project ROMP (Revitalize Our Mound Park) is supported through a collaborative effort with the City Of Portsmouth, the Scioto Foundation, corporate and private donors. The project fundraising kicked off with Connex being awarded the first Scioto 365 grant from the Scioto Foundation.

Connex sold commemorative bricks and received generous donations from area businesses and individuals and was able to raise a little over $100,000 dollars for the activity path project. The project will consist of a paved activity path through part of the park and a plaza where bricks and plaques with donor names along with a monument depicting a map of the original earthwork mounds that once existed here. Along with the map will be some history about the origins of the earthworks. It is our hope that this path will encourage local citizens to get out to Mound Park and enjoy it’s beauty and history as well as get a little exercise.

Work on the plaza and path should begin very soon! So stay tuned!

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Connex is a non-profit group dedicated to the development of activity routes throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding community. The group’s mission, “to inspire activities of play, exercise, and social connections to promote health and wellness,” aligns with the health and economic development challenges of the Portsmouth community. Ideally, the routes will connect key destinations such as parks, entertainment, historical sites, hospitals, shopping, and beyond. The collaborative efforts of Connex align with collateral projects underway with city government, the Scioto County Health Coalition, and the Southern Ohio Port Authority.

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Connex, Inc.
P. O. Box 74
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662


Connex, Inc.
Trinity Building
613 Chillicothe St
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Officers & Board Members

Wendi Waugh – President
Bill Kirby – Vice President
Eva Gitome – Treasurer
Dawn Scott – Secretary
Heather Adkins
Toni Dengel
Norman Hays
Martin McAllister
Aimee Miller
Lyvette Mosley
Leann Mullins
Nathan Mullins