Greene County parks events


Greene County News

XENIA — Greene County Parks & Trails will host a variety of upcoming events. For more information or to register for programs contact the parks at 937-562-6440 or email [email protected] or visit

Full moon night hike

Many of the local wildlife are nocturnal and the only way to see or hear them is to be in their environment at night. The Green Corn Moon hike is 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Russ Nature Reserve. Night hikes will be cancelled in event of thunderstorm.

Hands-on archery workshop

Sgt. Brady Smith of Greene County Parks & Trails will help make the world of bows, arrows and targets easily understandable. Try your hand at a variety of bows; learn about archery; and about different equipment 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Preregistration is required. Participants must be at least 13-years-old.

Night rides set

Enjoy a free evening bicycle ride escorted by GCP&T Trail Sentinels beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 from Xenia Station to McDonald’s in Jamestown. Participants must be over the age of 18, wear a helmet and have lights. Rides will be cancelled in case of a thunderstorm. The monthly night rides feature different sections of the 62 miles of paved multi-use trails managed by the park agency.

Animal encounters series

This monthly series celebrates animal encounters at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2575 Indian Ripple Road in Beavercreek. Programs will be held 1-3 p.m.; participants may arrive at any time. Information will be shared about the natural history of the animals and other fascinating facts. The series ends its summer schedule with Hawks and Owls, Sunday, Aug. 28.

Naturalist volunteer training

Anyone interested in volunteering with Greene County Parks & Trails is invited to attend as a guest at one of the volunteer training sessions sponsored by the park agency. The sessions will be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Narrows Reserve Nature Center, 2595 Indian Ripple Road.

Topics include: Monday, Aug. 29: Field Trip to Gallagher Fen.

New activity guide available

The GCP&T Autumn 2016 Activity Guide is now available on the park agency’s website or by calling the park headquarters for one to be emailed or mailed to you. The guide features all programs, festivals and special events offered by the park agency, as well as information on renting park facilities and an overview of all park sites. An on-line edition is available at

Parks meetings

The Greene County Park District will hold its monthly meetings 3:20 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Greene County Parks & Trails agency headquarters, 575 Ledbetter Road, Xenia.

Greene County News report complied by Natalie Jones.

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