Nov
14
2019
Yellow Springs
26°
clear sky
humidity: 73%
wind: 6mph SSW
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Parks & Recreation Section

  • 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.

  • Spokespersons

    “Opening Day for Trails” drew crowds of cyclists and walkers last Saturday, the bluest of a blue string of spring days. Brian Housh, right, Midwest policy manager for Rails-to-Trails, staffed the information table in front of the Yellow Springs train station, where cyclists stopped for trail brochures, maps, faux “tattoos,” t-shirts and more. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    “Opening Day for Trails” drew crowds of cyclists and walkers last Saturday, April 16.

  • Closures to protect the Glen trails

    The sunny, mild weather on a recent weekend offered just the sort of break from winter that draws cabin-fevered walkers to the wood. So why, over a span of lovely days, did Glen Helen close?