Location1271 Pollock Road, Delaware, OH 43015
Park Size114.8 acres
DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE PARK
This rendering imagines the look of the core section of this new park, which stretches between Pollock and Berlin Station roads. For a full-size rendering Click Here
The former agricultural fields on this 114.8-acre site are planned to be transformed into wetlands and prairies, and reforested with oak and hickory trees. Improvement of this future park will expand habitat for a variety of wildlife that call this site home, such as cottontail rabbits, red foxes, grey tree frogs and spring peepers, and Interpreting this transformative process will be a focus of the Preservation Parks education department. In addition, several small existing streams and the Olentangy River offer the potential for exploration during nature programs, and can educate visitors about how soil erosion, nutrient-loading, and herbicide transport affect the Olentangy River.
Central to the park will be a four-season picnic shelter that will allow for year-round use for programming and can be rented by the public. A picnic area, sled hill, and natural and traditional play areas will be located adjacent to the picnic shelter. An extensive trail system will provide both gravel and primitive trail surfaces that will lead visitors through the park for exploration and discovery.
The theme for this new park will be Inspiring Outdoor Exploration. Its topography, vegetation, previous land uses and proximity to residential neighborhoods means that the park will lend itself to activities that will appeal to a wide range of visitors: small children using the play areas and sledding hill; teens fishing in the pond; adults running the hills; and seniors hiking through the woodlands enjoying the wildlife. Click on the Concept Master Plan below for a look at the proposed park design.