Life in Delaware County

Letterboxing At Preservation Parks This Summer

23 Apr , 2019  

Updated; The fun of letterboxing returns soon with the 2019 Summer Letterboxing Adventure at Preservation Parks locations.

This year’s edition provides a bit of a change from previous editions. For one thing, four of the hidden boxes can only be found through undertaking multiple steps, while the other four will be at the same difficulty-to-find level as in previous years. More…

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Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Read A Good Book – With Others!

22 Mar , 2019  

Have you ever wanted to join a book club? Do you enjoy period literature, particularly from the middle of the 20th century?

If so, you’re in luck as the Gallant Farm Book Club has announced the books to be read during spring 2019.

Anyone14 and older can attend and join in on the stimulating book discussion. The group meets each month on the last Wednesday, starting at 6:30 PM. More…

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Sail And Shear Sheep This Spring

14 Feb , 2019  

Only a few more weeks to go, friends, until the weather breaks, the sun shines, and the sounds of spring return to Delaware County.

Just in time, the Spring 2019 Program Guide from Preservation Parks has been published and is available to peruse. It can be found in many county locations, but also online. More…

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All Aboard!

4 Feb , 2019  

Did you know that each month you have the opportunity to experience train travel, right here in Delaware County? One comes up on February 16 and 17.

The Delaware County Model Railroader Group throws open the doors of their installation once a month for visitors to experience the fun of railroading on a smaller scale. At the Sandel Legacy Trail House, view model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside.

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Spend Some Time With Birds

22 Jan , 2019  

Lovers of feathered friends join together each month as the Delaware County Bird Club holds get-togethers at Deer Haven park on selected Monday evenings.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to attend, and all ages are welcome. Each meeting features a different speaker covering exciting birding-related topics. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the program beginning at 7 PM. More…

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Swap A Seed Or Two

18 Jan , 2019  

They’ve become a common occurrence around the country. During the “non-planting” times of the year, and often in the middle of winter, gardening and horticulture enthusiasts congregate to exchange their favorite seeds. These exchanges can be an opportunity to build community, share information about plant variety and gardening techniques, and to learn about each other’s projects. More…

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Ever Wanted To Wander Ohio? These People Have!

5 Jan , 2019  

Preservation Parks’ offerings this month include an opportunity to meet and listen to people who have worn out their shoes traveling the backways and byways of our state.

Chuck and Beth Hewett will be on hand to discuss their book, “Wandering Ohio – A Buckeye Trail Thru Hike” on Sunday, January 13 at Shale Hollow Park. More…

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Take A Hike To Start The Year Off Right

24 Dec , 2018  

There are two opportunities to begin your 2019 with hikes through nature in Delaware County.

A “New Year’s Day Hike” will start things off at 10 AM on Tuesday. This is the a healthy hike led by Preservation Parks’ volunteer Len Fisher through the woods and prairies of Deer Haven Park and Havener Park. Afterward, put up your feet a bit and warm up with a hot beverage and cookies by the fireplace in the visitors center.

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Christmas Is For The Birds

4 Dec , 2018  

Local preparations are underway for the annual Christmas Bird Count, and that topic will be on the minds of attendees at the Delaware County Bird Club on December 10.

The presentation that evening will explore the rich history of the Count, focusing on the count here in Delaware County. This year’s Count is scheduled for December 16 and will be the 31st such annual event here. More…

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Turn Back The Clock And Play Some Games

19 Nov , 2018  

This coming Saturday, take a moment out of your Thanksgiving weekend to return to yesteryear for some good old-fashioned fun.

The wonderful folks at Gallant Farm is hosting an afternoon for visitors to come and play board games that were invited to distract from the hard times of the Great Depression. More…

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Winter Program Guide Now Available For Preservation Parks

11 Nov , 2018  

Preservation Parks of Delaware County has published its online program guide for the Winter of 2018-2019.

Noting that “Winter is a special season,” the guide details events happening in each of the parks during the months of December, January, and February. More…

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Preservation Parks Holding Open House To Present Plans for Shale Hallow Park Hiking Trails

7 Nov , 2018  

Preservation Parks will hold an open house at Shale Hollow Park on Sunday, November 18 from 1 to 3 PM for the public to view proposed new hiking trails for the southern half of the park. Currently the southern section of the park is closed to the public. More…

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Learn To Knit This November

27 Oct , 2018  

During a four-week series next month at Deer Haven Park, you can learn how to knit.

Each week will focus on a different step in the process and will build off skills learned the previous week. Participants will receive a ball of yarn and knitting needles to keep at the end of the series More…

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Preservation Parks Receives NatureWorks Grant

26 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Included in that funding is a grant for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. More…

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