• Message from the Director

      It looks like the warm weather has finally arrived and the Parks have come alive with the signs of spring! Wildflowers are blooming, songbirds are singing their tunes and trees are starting to turn green. Make sure to take to the trails and enjoy this beautiful season.

      Our program calendar is full of new programs for the spring and summer months. So, check it out and find one that’s right for you. Make sure to visit the Hug the Earth Family Festival on May 17 from 12 – 5 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve. It is going to be full of exciting outdoor activities. The Trail Run Challenge will begin on May 4 at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve. Put on your running/walking shoes and join us! It’s a great way to get outside and on your path to better health!

      Lastly, I would like to thank all of the Earth Action Month volunteers for helping to do everything from planting trees to picking up trash. Also, thanks to everyone who took simple, sustainable actions to better our Earth. Remember to keep them up throughout the year!

      Enjoy the beautiful weather. We hope to see you in your Parks!

  • Upcoming Programs
    • Night Legends "Good Old Fashion Campfire"
    • Naturalist Adventure Series "Straight Arrow"
    • EZ Cook EZ Clean Camp Meals
  • Park of the Month
    • Stillwater Prairie Reserve
    • Follow A Trail
    • Whether hiking or biking, there are many trails to choose from in Miami County. The Great Miami River Recreation Trail has over ten miles of bike trail where you can bike, roller blade or walk your dog. Not to mention there are 12 different Miami County Parks with over 23 miles of hiking trails traversing through different landscapes such as rolling hills, prairies, woodlands and ravines. Don't forget about the water trails. Multiple parks have water access to the Great Miami River and the Sceni... (Read More)

    • Spring Morn
    • By Shannon Cothran

      Can you see the flowers peaking?
      Their eyes above the ground?
      Stretching for the fiery sun,
      Yet never utter a sound.
      Do you hear the birds a'singing?
      They're calling all their news,
      Tweeting all day and humming all night,
      Whispering a one-tune blues.
      Have you felt the dewy grass in the morn?
      Now you've spilled all the ... (Read More)
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