24 May, 2015
Club Activities
Friends of the Parks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and enhancing Darke County Parks. The Friends hold monthly meetings, and encourage all to join them in their community building efforts.
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Membership to the Darke County Birders Club is open to all regardless of experience. In addition to the monthly meetings and programs, scheduled field trips can range from half-day local outings to overnight events in Canada, The Wilds, or Crane Creek.
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The Dark County Canoe and Kayak Club is open to experienced paddlers, however beginners are encouraged to learn through the Park's canoeing programs. River and lake floats are scheduled monthly with hiking trips planned during the off-season.
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The Olde Thyme Gardeners have a strong interest in heritage and pioneer gardening techniques. They maintain the Heirloom Garden adjacent to the Log House at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Join us in the Garden.
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The Darke County Photography Club is open to all that are interested in photography in any of its forms, regardless of experience. In addition to monthly meetings, the club sponsors guest speakers; educational seminars; photo field trips and photo competitions (optional participation).
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Parks News Updates
Nature Center & Park Offices will be CLOSED
Updated 20 May, 2015
Nature Center and Park Offices will be CLOSED Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Park trails will remain open dawn-dusk.
Summer Camp Registration 2015
Updated 7 May, 2015
Summer is nearly here and that means it is time for camp! Download our camp packet today and get your kids signed up for camp today. Space is limited!
Summer Nature Notes
Updated 22 May, 2015
The Hot, Humid Dog-Days of summer may be on the horizon, and we have plenty of programs offered to keep your mind off the heat! We will see you soon!
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