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,” "Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund "Dr. Paul & Tanya Legacy Grove" at Charleston Falls Preserve and/or “One Tree at a Time” at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve.  

Friends of the Miami County Park District Fund

This fund was established in 2010 to provide funding for various Park District projects and programming. In turn, this tax deductible membership helps promote high quality of life, healthy lifestyle, environmental education and flourishing ecosystems. Becoming a friend of the Park District is easy! Just fill out this simple questionnaire and send it to The Troy Foundation with your donation. You can also go to The Troy Foundation website to make your contribution with a credit card. Just be sure to select Friends of the Miami County Park District Fund when donating. This endowment fund is managed by The Troy Foundation.

Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund

The Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund is an ideal way for individuals and groups to help beautify the Great Miami River Recreational Trail in Miami County. Fund donations are a meaningful way to honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion or pay tribute to an individual. Barbara’s love of nature and passion for wildlife inspired the fund. Donations help support the continued enhancement of the bikeway through wildlife habitat enhancement, interpretive signage and benches. If interested in contributing to this fund  take a look at this flyer and mail it to The Troy Foundation with your donation. You can also go to the to make your contribution with a credit card. Just be sure to select Barbara Sharkey-Shook Bikeway Enhancement Fund when donating. This fund is managed by The Troy Foundation. 

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.

Other Types 

Some donors choose to contribute directly to the Miami County Park District without donating through one of our partner organizations. These donations may be other types of donations such as property or objects that have historic value relative to the Park District. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the General Fund without going through our partner organizations please follow this link. For other information on donating directly to the Park District, please contact the Administrative 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!