Jun 13, 2013

Free summer activities for the whole family

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone you don’t have to travel far for free, fun-for-the-whole-family activities. The Park District maintains 12 park areas, all with walking trails, scattered throughout the county. All parks are open every day from sunrise to sunset. Shawnee Prairie Preserve is also home to the Nature Education Center which is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

From a Bird Observation Area to the Live Classroom housing over 15 species of animals, the Nature Center has much to do and see. Admission is Free. The Log House will also be open on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

There are also many upcoming summer programs that the whole family will enjoy. During Creek Critter Crawl, June 29 at 2 p.m., they will hop in Greenville Creek to cool off and see what critters are living in the creek. Shawnee Prairie Preserve will be hosting a Summer Concert featuring the popular band, Higgins-Madewell on July 20 at 7 p.m. They will also lead a bike ride for the family on July 6 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m., both at Tecumseh Trail in Gettysburg. For more information on all of the upcoming programs or trail maps for each park visit www.darkecountyparks.org, call the Park Office at 548-0165 or visit the Nature Center at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502 West, Greenville.


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