An initative of Connex, Project ROMP's activity path was completed in 2019.


Project ROMP (Revitalize Our Mound Park) was accomplished through a collaborative effort with the City Of Portsmouth, the Scioto Foundation, corporate and private donors. The project fundraising kicked off when Connex was awarded the first Scioto 365 grant from the Scioto Foundation cira 2017. The idea for a activity path in Mound Park was submitted by Connex during the grant writing process in the hopes that it would lead to more paths being constructed in the area. On October 20, 2019 Connex will be dedicated the new Mound Park Donor Plaza & Activity Path to the City of Portsmouth. After the ribbon cutting ceremony the community was invited to stroll along the path. Area businesses set up along the way and passed out treats to children. Along with the make shift halloween, Connex offered a bike rodeo on the basketball court. Free helmets were given away.


Listen to what they say about the activity path.

My son just turned 3 and he wanted a bike for his birthday. Living on a busy street we were about a safe place to ride. Mound Park's activity path offers a smooth and safe alternative to the side streets.

Steve Williams

Doting Fatther

When working with Connex they took our concerns seriously. They wanted to make sure the mounds were untouched and showcased.


Tribal Council

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Refresh. Renew.

The activity path brings new life to the park offering a space for families to enjoy.

  • In 2017, Connex was award the first Scioto 365 grant for $20,000 from Scioto Foundation.
  • Over the course of the project, Connex raised over $100,000 dollars.
  • Aerial and sonar surveys, as well as an archaeological studies were completed during this time.
  • 13 Native American tribes were consaulted to make sure the intergrity of the area stayed intact
  • In June 2019, ground was broken for the donor plaza
  • In Sept 2019, paving begins on the path.
  • Oct 20, 2019, Connex hosts a ribbon cemeony and a tricker-or treat event known as ROMP-O-Wean. After the ceremony the community was invited to stroll along the path collecting candy from area businesses.

Creating a beautiful area for all to enjoy.

Project ROMP enabled us to...

Bridge the past with the present


The donor plaza features a historical map of the acient indian mounds. To learn more about the mounds, visit

Offer a safe place to bike, walk and skate.

Activity Path

Looping with the park, this activity path offers a safe space of childern to learn how to ride bike, for families to stroll through or friends to jog through.

Beautify the area.


By adding the activity path, we improved the crub appeal.

Inspiring Health Through Play.

Come bike, hike and kayak with us.