1 December, 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
DCParks is Hiring!
Updated 16 Nov, 2015
The Darke County Park District is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator and Naturalist Educator. All forms can be found at the bottom of our About Us page.
Apply Here- Deadline 12/14/15
Nature Center and Park Offices will be CLOSED
Updated 20 Nov, 2015
Nature Center and Park Offices will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, November 26-27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Park trails will remain open dawn-dusk.
Winter Nature Notes is HERE
Updated 25 Nov, 2015
The crunch of fresh snow-covered trails and the glow of lanterns throughout the woods... winter is here and so is our winter Nature Notes newsletter.
Download Your Copy HERE
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