Welcome to Preservation Parks of Delaware County

The mission of Preservation Parks is: To protect and conserve the natural and historic features of Delaware County and to inspire outdoor exploration and learning.

Our goals are to preserve green space in our rapidly developing county and to provide environmental education to its residents. Because parks add value to our quality of life, Preservation Parks is committed to continuing to acquire and develop additional areas which can enrich our lives and provide clean, safe places for recreation and relaxation for all members of our community.

Enjoy your visit and return often,

Board of Park Commissioners

(Click names for their bio)

John Bader
Dan Boysel
Bruce Ruhl

(Click the icon for the Spring 2015 Program Calendar in PDF format)

Contribute to Your Preservation Parks

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to Preservation Parks, through the Preservation Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Checks, made payable to the Preservation Parks Foundation, can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Delaware County, 3954 North Hampton Drive, Powell, OH 43065.

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Public comment sought on proposed projects at Emily Traphagen Preserve and River Run Preserve

  To comment on these projects, send an email to contactparks@preservationparks.com or call 740-524-8600 for more information. Preservation Parks is seeking public comment on a paving project at Emily Traphagen Preserve in Liberty Township, and on the development of a new park, River Run Preserve, in Troy Township that will allow for canoe and kayak access into the Olentangy River. Click here for a flier describing the EMILY TRAPHAGEN paving project. Comments are due April 29. The RIVER RUN project is to develop access and parking for a canoe and kayak launch at a 14-acre park located at 158 Main Road in Delaware, Ohio, along the west bank of the Olentangy River. Proposed improvements include an entrance off Main Road, gravel driveway and 10 car parking area, an access route from the parking lot to the launch point with a turnaround for vehicles and trailers, and a kiosk for safety and other information. The parking lot and access route will