Welcome to Preservation Parks of Delaware County

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 the lives and provide clean, safe places for recreation and relaxation for all members of our community.

Our maintenance and park police staff are professional and proud of the quality of our parks and their role in keeping the parks in excellent condition. And, our education staff is eager and excited to share with you the variety and beauty of the plants and animals under our stewardship.

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 2014 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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Spring programs beckon

Wildflowers at Hogback Ridge Preserve

It looks as if spring is now here to stay, so let’s get outdoors! Do you like wildflowers? Check out the April 26 program. How about frogs, baby birds, wetlands, and kite flying? Scroll down the calendar listings, below. You’ll be sure to find something fun to do!

Tom Curtin begins as new Preservation Parks executive director
March 24, 2014
Preservation Parks is pleased to welcome the Park District's new executive director, Tom Curtin. Tom has joined us after serving ... Cont'd

Thinking Spring: Programs and Camps
February 18, 2014
We're all ready, and spring will be here before we know it! Get a head start by checking out our ... Cont'd

Love the Scaly and Slimy!
February 7, 2014
Salamanders, turtles and newts are a few of the amphibians and reptiles you'll see on Sunday (Feb. 9) , 1-4 ... Cont'd

Special Board Meeting Jan. 24 time change
January 22, 2014
The Preservation Parks Board of Park Commissions will meet in a closed, executive session on Jan. 24, at 1 p.m., ... Cont'd