Interested in helping out the Miami County Park District, but don't have the time to devote to a program? That's okay!

Many people have helped the Park District a great deal by donating to the “Friends of the Miami County Park District Fund” and the "Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund.  

Friends of the Miami County Park District Fund

Friends of the Miami County Park District fund was established in 2010 to provide funding for park district projects and programming. All Friend Fund donations are made to The Troy Foundation which manages the endowment fund for the Park District.  Donations are tax deductible to the allowable extent of the law

Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund

Do you have a passion for bike riding? The Miami County Park District manages 12.5 miles of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in Miami County.  The Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund is an ideal way for individuals and groups to help beautify the bikeway.  This fund was inspired by Barbara's love of nature and passion for wildlife.  Donations help support the continued enhancement of the bikeway though wildlife habitat enhancement, interpretive signage, and benches.  If interested in contributing to this fund you can go to The Troy Foundation website to make your contribution with a credit card.  Just be sure to select the Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund when donating.

Dr. Paul & Tanya Legacy Grove

Charleston Falls Preserve is the most visited Park District property in Miami County. It features a 37’ waterfall, a limestone cave and a variety of natural habitats. The Dr. Paul & Tanya Kroger Legacy Grove is located near the main trail head and restroom facility. The area is a peaceful place to stop and enjoy nature or have a picnic. A recognition walkway is located within the Legacy Grove. If you would like to purchase a recognition brick in the Legacy Grove, please fill out this form and return to the Miami County Park District Administration office at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 - Troy Ohio 45373.

One Tree at a Time

To fully realize the potential for the Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, additional support from the local community is needed. The “One Tree at a Time” program helps with the purchasing and planting of trees within this Preserve. All donors are recognized in a display that is centrally located in the Park. Your contribution can commemorate a special occasion, remember a loved one, reflect your love of nature or exhibit your commitment to the community. If you would like to donate, please complete this brief application and mail it to the Miami County Park District Administration office at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 - Troy Ohio 45373 with your donation. This tax deductible gift will remain in the community for many generations as the trees mature and flourish in a magnificent natural setting.

Property & Historic Artifacts

If you would like to donate property for conservation purposes or objects that have historic value relative to the Park District and would like to learn more please contact our main office at 937-335-6273.

What does your donation support?

Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit Your Parks. Your donation will help assist with funding for capital projects, program development, outreach, advocacy and the continued protection of natural resources in Miami County. Additional support from the local community is always welcomed and needed.

Thank you to our Donors

There are many opportunities for private donors and local groups to help support the Parks. We thank all of you who have contributed!