- Education Grant Now Live!
1/17/2017 5:44:25 PM
- The 2017-2018 Grant Application is now available. All schools in Miami County that wish to further their knowledge of the environment through a curriculum based program may apply. This grant affords the opportunity for schools to get transportation to and from the different Miami County Parks that will be visited during this program.If you have applied for this grant in the past, make sure to print off the updated application form. Absolutely no past applications will be accepted. Completed applications are due in-hand on March 31, 2017. If you have questions about applying for the grant, please contact Finance Assistant, Lisa Myers at 937.335.6273. If you are interested in learning more about the curriculum- based education program, please contact Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton at 937.667.1286.
- Healthy Weight Week
1/17/2017 5:51:01 PM
- An essential factor in wellness is to have a healthy weight- but how exactly is that defined? Many would agree that healthy weight is your natural weight largely determined by genetics. If you come from a family of larger or smaller people, you are likely to be similar in size. When environmental and behavioral factors become involved people tend to see their weight become disproportionate to their genetics. In terms of being healthy, your physical condition, desired appearance and medical needs should determine your target weight. Achieving and maintaining your healthy weight should be supported by healthful, enjoyable living that includes mindful yet pleasurable eating and physical activity, effective stress management and more. It is not a weight that is achieved through excessive restrictions or exercise. This 2017 we hope that on your path towards health you will adopt habits that keep you on track. We encourage you to hike our pristine trails, enjoy your exercise and appreciate the health benefits that your Park District has to offer!
- When the Ice and Snow Fly
12/12/2016 12:44:19 PM
- During the winter months, the Operations Staff works diligently to get the parks open and safe for visitors. Park opening priorities start with Charleston Falls Preserve and Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Staff clear these parking lots and then proceed to open other parks and clear their parking lots. Depending on the severity of weather, some parks may not be opened within the day. The main trails of Charleston Falls Preserve and Stillwater Prairie Reserve will be cleared of snow. However, grass and some gravel trails in these Parks will be left untouched. The bike trails of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail and Twin Arch Reserve will eventually be at least partially cleared but may not occur on the day of inclement weather. The trails at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, Honey Creek Reserve, Rangeline Access, Goode Prairie Preserve, John A. Wannemacher Reserve, Lost Creek Reserve and Garbry Big Woods Reserve & Sanctuary will not be cleared of snow and ice. Please be patient with Park openings and clearings on days when we have winter weather. For updates on park openings, check our website, MiamiCountyParks.com, and Facebook, Miami County Park District.