Preservation Parks of Delaware County

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Website:
Address:
District Office
2656 Hogback Rd.
Sunbury, OH 43074
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Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SHARKS SPOTTED IN DELAWARE COUNTY!
WORLD OF WATER, LAUNCHING MAY 24, 2019!

Preservation Parks’ new summer long theme, World of Water, kicks off Memorial Day weekend and lasts all summer long! You’ll discover FREE FAMILY FUN through activities and programs that will immerse you in the world of fish, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and more! Here’s a sampling:

- 2,200-gallon fish tank and a movie under the stars (May 24)
- Interact with Newport Aquarium’s marine life (May 25)
- Fishing Fun, no license required – (June 23, July 28, August 25)
- Olentangy River Canoe Float (This event requires registration) (June 16)
- Try it Out! – Kayaking – 30-minute introductory paddle sessions (July 20)
- Little Adventurers – Water themes! (June 9, June 18, July 21, July 30, August 4, August 20)
- Going Creekin’! – Explore our creeks (June 8)
- Marine Mammal March – Discover amazing water-bound animals! (July 7)

PLUS, World of Water exhibits are open all summer (May 24-August 31) at:

Deer Haven Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily   Ponds and lakes
Shale Hollow Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday   Oceans

VISIT https://www.preservationparks.com/programs/world-of-water/ for all the details.

Preservation Parks is the natural parks system for Delaware County, featuring 10 public parks, walking trails, picnic shelters, creeks to wade in, natural play areas, free nature programs and much more. Gallant Farm, a 1930s reproduction farm, is part of the park district, as are three segments of the Ohio to Erie multi-use trail.

Each year, Preservation Parks provides hundreds of free nature education programs in the parks, along with school outreach programs. Additionally, the Park District is active in reforestation, wetland and prairie restoration and invasive species removal, in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and contribute to clean water and air.

Preservation Parks "preserves what is precious," and that includes time spent with family and friends.

Full details are at www.preservationparks.com.

Other Upcoming Events:

Tractor Show
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Learn all about the machines that changed farming forever! Engage in activities that will be fun and educational for the whole family. Feel free to bring your own antique tractor in, starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call 740-595-3020.

Going Creekin’!
Saturday, June 8, 1 p.m.
Shale Hollow Park, 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center
Discover fossils, rock formations, plants, and all kinds of aquatic life that lives within our creeks and streams! Make sure to wear water shoes to this program, as we will explore areas that are not normally open to the public.

Railroad Fun
Saturdays, June 22, July 20, August 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sundays, June 23, July 21, August 18, 12-4 p.m.
Sandel Legacy Trail, 168 S. Vernon St., Sunbury
Stop in to enjoy these model railroad open houses to learn all about the history of railroads in America from members of the model railroaders’ group. Watch as a model train makes its way through a scenic village and countryside.

Fishing Fun
Sundays, June 23, July 28, August 5, 1-3 p.m.
Blues Creek Park, 9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of food and fishing, no license or experience required! This event is free and open to all ages. Poles and bait are available on a limited basis, or you may bring your own.

Try it Out! Kayaking
Saturday, July 20, 1-5 p.m.
Delaware Lake Southwest Marina
Try out kayaking with the American Kayak Association! No experience required, just enjoy an introductory 30-minute paddle session. This event is open to anybody ages 9+ and is inclusive for all abilities. Groups will be taken first-come, first-served during the time frame.

Little Adventurers
Sundays, June 9, July 21, August 4, 1 p.m.
Tuesdays, June 18, July 30, August 20, 10 a.m.
Join us all throughout the summer with educational (and messy) programs for ages 0-5. Learn all about frogs, reptiles, oceans, and much more! Each adventure will be at a different park and have a different theme, so check out our calendar at https://www.preservationparks.com/events/ to learn more!

Story Time in the Park
June 10, 10 a.m., Deer Haven Park, 4183 Liberty Road, Delaware
July 8, 10 a.m., Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
August 12, 10 a.m., Gallant Woods Park, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Join us and our partners at Delaware County District Library on Sunday mornings to hear stories about rivers, rainbows, and animals. After story time, enjoy a craft or activity and a short hike.

Folk Songs Around the Fire
Fridays, June 21, July 12, August 9, 7 p.m.
Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Enjoy an evening of fun folk songs around a bonfire at the farm. Bring a musical instrument, just your voice, or just sit and listen as other share their own songs!

We’re Off to See the Wizard!
Saturday, August 3, 7 p.m.
Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Enjoy the classic film, “The Wizard of Oz,” under the stars! Free activities will begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will begin at 9 p.m. There’s no place like home!

Music Under the Paper Moon
Saturday, August 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallant Farm, 2150 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Enjoy live music, carnival games, and refreshments before getting your photo taken with our one-of-a-kind paper moon!

Full details are at www.preservationparks.com.

Information

Website:
Address:
District Office
2656 Hogback Rd.
Sunbury, OH 43074
Social:

Hours

Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Preservation Parks of Delaware County
District Office
2656 Hogback Rd.
Sunbury, OH 43074
740-524-8600
Blues Creek Park
9627 Fontanelle Rd.
Ostrander, OH 43061
Char-Mar Ridge Park
7741 Lewis Center Rd.
Westerville, OH 43082
Deer Haven Park
4183 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Emily Traphagen Park
5094 Seldom Seen Rd.
Powell, OH 43065
Gallant Farm
2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Gallant Woods Park
2151 Buttermilk Hill Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Hogback Ridge Park
2656 Hogback Rd.
Sunbury, OH 43074
River Run Park
168 Main Rd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Sandel Legacy Trail
168 S. Vernon St.
Sunbury, OH 43074
Shale Hollow Park
6320 Artesian Run
Lewis Center, OH 43035