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 Summer 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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Board meeting announcement

Starting in August, the regular monthly Board of Park Commissioners meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. at Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road, Sunbury, 43074. Meetings are open to the public, and members of the public are given an opportunity to address the board at the beginning of the meeting. Meeting times and locations are listed in the web calendar, below, and on the Board of Commissioner web pages under “About Us” and “News and Publications.”

Concerts, creek critters and more in July!
July 1, 2014
July is upon us, and after the fireworks die down, join us in the parks for some naturally good times! ... Cont'd

Are you Letterboxing?
June 17, 2014
Summer Letterbox Adventure took off 2-1/2 weeks ago and kids are out exploring, searching for the hidden boxes, and learning ... Cont'd

Gateway Ribbon Cutting is June 11
May 28, 2014
Come celebrate the official opening of the Interpretive Gateway at Gallant Woods Preserve! We'll cut the ribbon on June 11 ... Cont'd

Baby birds, Perennials, World of Water, and Railroad Fun — all this weekend!
May 16, 2014
We'll be busy in Preservation Parks this weekend, with five programs going on! On Saturday, you can choose from checking ... Cont'd