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Parks & Recreation Section

  • MTFR employs app to help lost hikers

    The what3words app will be used by MTFR staff to locate lost hikers in John Bryan and Glen Helen. When a person becomes lost, rather than relying on descriptions of surroundings to alert rescue personnel to their location, they can use the app to pinpoint their location via GPS coordinates.

  • Storybook Trail debuts at John Bryan State Park

    As Ohio settles into summer, four of its state parks are offering ways to combine nature and story with the recent unveiling of four new Storybook Trails. One of those trails is right at home for Yellow Springs residents, having opened at John Bryan State Park a few weeks ago.

  • On ballot: county parks levy

    Financial support of those parks and trails is on the ballot this Nov. 5. With Issue 9, the Greene County parks district seeks a renewal of a five-year, 0.9 mill property tax levy to support its stewardship of local green space — and the recreational and educational opportunities that go along with those preserved pieces of the great outdoors.

  • Women’s Park to add tiles

    Some of the Women's Park gardeners and founders recently met at the park, on the Little Miami Bike Trail. The park will be honored with the YS Arts and Culture Commission's VIDA on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

    The Women’s Park, located on Corry Street along the bike path, will add a new pod made of tiles honoring women.

  • Council pulls parking lot proposal

    Beatty Hughes Park will not soon be the site of a municipal parking lot. A proposal to turn over the downtown park to parking was tabled at Council’s May 20 meeting after public opposition.

  • Winter hike along gorge to be revived

    Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)

    A winter hike in the Little Miami River Gorge will be held Saturday, Feb. 17. A former annual tradition, this hike is being revived for the second year in a row and is co-sponsored by ODNR’s John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

  • Chillin’ in the freeze…

    Vaughn Hendrickson and Noah Horn were two of the hardy sledders took to Gaunt Park Hill, attempting the ultimate quest of “catching air” when shooshing over a hump of snow. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    New Year’s Day is rife with rituals and traditions.

  • Bike trails to temporarily close in September for maintenance

    (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Nearly $133,000 from the Transportation Administration Funds administered through the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission will be invested into the maintenance of Greene County’s paved trails managed by Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) with a crack filling and seal coating project scheduled for September.

  • Celebrate 25 years of YS bike path

    (Photo by Jamie Holly, courtesy wikipedia, CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Next month, the Little Miami Scenic Trail opening from Xenia to Yellow Springs will celebrate its 25th birthday.

  • Swim lessons begin soon at Gaunt Park

    Registration is now open for swim lessons at the Gaunt Park Pool. Swim lessons will be held Monday–Thursday, Aug. 1–11.

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