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 Winter 2014-15 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.

Click on the button to donate now or click here to learn more first...

Winter in the Parks

Visit our Facebook page (click on the icon above) or click on the title of this post “Winter in the Parks” to watch a video — taken a couple of weeks ago — of Education Services Manager Rich Niccum discussing how animals and plants cope with the cold winter weather.

Holiday Evening on the Farm is Dec. 6
December 1, 2014
Will our flock of chickens be dressed in holiday garb? Probably not, but come out to Gallant Farm this Saturday ... Cont'd

Announcing: Holiday hours
November 24, 2014
Preservation Parks hours during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend: Parks: open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (Regular hours) Lodge at Deer Haven Preserve: open Noon-5 ... Cont'd

Winter program guide available
November 7, 2014
Our winter program guide is complete and available! Click on the News & Publications tab for an electronic version. Paper ... Cont'd

New park open hours will begin Nov. 1
October 16, 2014
Beginning Nov. 1, we will move to a Summer/Winter schedule for the park open hours, rather than base the closing times ... Cont'd