Preservation Parks

Preservation Parks

of Delaware County

For more information about Preservation Parks, visit www or call (740) 524-8600. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Preservation Parks’ fall program calendar is now available in the parks and nature centers, Delaware County libraries, Chambers of Commerce, The Delaware County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, other locations and online at www.preservationparks. com.

Upcoming programs

• Hound Hike, 4 p.m. Sunday. Oct. 9 at Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road. Bring your socialized canine for a walk along a park trail.

• Preschool Park Pals: Squirrel Scramble, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road. For ages 4 and 5. Registration required by Oct. 6.

• Spooky Animals, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road. Families are invited to learn about animals that might seem scary at first. Program includes a trail walk.

Big Run open house

The public is invited to an open house to see plans for Big Run Preserve, which is scheduled to open in 2012.

The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Lodge and Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road.

Big Run Preserve, which will be Preservation Parks’ ninth park, is located in Orange and Liberty townships, south of Hyatts Road and west of U.S. Route 23. The property consists of 183 acres of mature woods, shale cliffs lining stream corridors and meadows. As the park is developed, Preservation Parks plans to add walking trails, restrooms and a picnic shelter, and nature education programs will be offered.

Visitors to the open house can view and comment on park development concepts and architectural drawings for the renovation of an existing building. Park planners, naturalists and other park district staff members will be available to speak with visitors.

Call (740) 524-8600, ext. 2 or 5, for more information.

Natural history

investigators camp

On Friday, Oct. 21, a day off from school, Preservation Parks will offer “Natural History Investigators Day Camp” for children ages 8-12. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with early drop-off and late pick-up available for a small additional cost. We will explore Deer Haven Preserve and learn everything that nature has to offer in the fall. The fee is $20. Registration, including the fee, is due by Oct. 7. Visit for registration materials, or call 740-524-8600, ext. 3, for more information.