Hogback Ridge Preserve

41 acres

This beautiful wooded park includes trails that wind through a ravine system with hardwood trees and planted pines, and a ravine crossing bridge that takes visitors close to the stream bed. White tail deer, wild turkeys and many other species of birds – including pileated woodpeckers – make their home in the park.

The initial 32 acres in Hogback Ridge Preserve were left to Preservation Parks in the estate of Mary Barber McCoy in 1998. With initial renovations made by the Kiwanis Club of Delaware, the District offices were moved to the site in 1999.

In 2001 and 2002, the building underwent a complete renovation and now also houses the Mary Barber McCoy Nature Center. The Park District has purchased an adjoining nine acres, bringing the total to 41 acres. The park opened to the public in 2002.


  • Picnic Areas
  • Wildlife Blind
  • Restrooms
  • Mary Barber McCoy Nature Center with"Window on Wildlife" Viewing Area

Hours of Operation (effective Nov. 1, 2014)

Winter Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (November 1 - February 28)

Summer Hours: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. (March 1 - October 31)

Rules and Regulations

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District Offices and Mary Barber McCoy Nature Center: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Building closed on observed holidays.

2656 Hogback Road
Sunbury, OH, 43074