• Message from the DirectorSchool is back in session and the weather will be cooling.  That does not mean that things slow down at the Park District.  The school programs are starting and kids are coming out to the parks for their field trips to enjoy nature.  It is a great benefit for children to connect with the outdoors.  It helps their physical and mental health when hiking, viewing wildlife, and enjoying the beautiful scenery in the parks.  An exciting opportunity for citizens to enjoy is our Archery Range at Garbry Big Woods Reserve.  This is a great chance for the sportsmen to practice their craft.  We have some great programs coming this fall.  Fall Farm Fest will be here before we know it on October 8-9 at Lost Creek Reserve.  Check our website for when the next program or trail run is taking place for you to enjoy.  See you in the parks!
  • Upcoming Programs
    • Storybook Trail "The Other Way to Listen"
    • Music in the Park "Heartbeat of Earth"
    • Campfire "Summer Moth Party"
  • Park of the Month
    • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
    • Local Initiative - National Spotlight
    • Thanks to a new initiative developed by the Miami County Park District and Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside group, schools throughout Miami County will be competing for the title "Best in Connecting Kids to Nature." The goal is to create happier, healthier and smarter kids through a connection to nature. This initiative, being piloted in Miami County, is getting national attention from Richard Louv, founder of the Leave No Child Inside international movement. Louv whose book, The Last ... (Read More)

    • Lights Out is for the Birds
    • No but really, it is! Every spring and fall, millions of birds migrate through Ohio.  Many migrate at night and can become disoriented by lights on tall buildings or landscape lights aimed at the sky causing them to fly into windows.  These collisions are the leading cause of bird fatality during migration in North America and account for the loss of an estimated 550 million birds each year.  

      The Ohio Lights Out campaign is an innovative approach to bird conservation, as... (Read More)

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