Layer Park Closed Due to Lead Soil Contamination
Layer Park in Miami Township has been closed due to ground contamination after the Ohio EPA found high levels of lead in the park’s soil.
The park was the site of a skeet shooting range from the 1930s into the 1950s. Officials believe lead shot became embedded in the ground and contaminated the soil.
The park was already closed for winter and will remain closed until all tests are complete. Residents living nearby were notified of the contamination by the EPA last Friday.
Cathy Petersen is with Montgomery County, which, along with Miami Township, manages the park.
“We’re going to do whatever we need to do to make sure the park is safely cleaned up,” said Peterson.
The Ohio EPA is now seeking federal financial support to remove the soil.