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.

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New Year’s Holiday Hours announced

Happy New Year to all our Preservation Parks visitors! For the New Year’s Day Holiday, we will be open regular hours in all parks and facilities with two exceptions: The district office and Mary McCoy Nature Center at Hogback Ridge Preserve will be CLOSED on Jan. 1. Gallant Farm will be open 10 a.m. -noon in conjunction with the annual New Year’s Day Hike, which will begin at Gallant Woods Preserve and end at the Farm. The Farm will NOT be open its normal Noon-5 p.m. hours.