October 24, 2019

BOO! Halloween is just around the corner. Check out these fun ways to get in the spooky Halloween spirit in Darke County. 

#1. Beggar's Night in Downtown Greenville

The biggest Halloween parade in Darke County is the downtown Greenville Beggar's Night parade! This year's...

June 21, 2019

Nearly everyone has a goal that includes some form of "exercise more" or "get fit." While it never fails to be in the top three New Year's resolutions, it is also one of the least accomplished resolutions. Not only do our busy lives distract us from taking the time (an...

October 11, 2018

The weather is turning colder, and that means beautiful oranges, red, and yellows will be dotting trees throughout our state as fall moves in. But where are some great places to see fall foliage in Darke County?

1.) Greenville City Park

The 100-acre Greenville City Park...

February 13, 2018

The maple sap has started to run, and many Darke County Parks’ volunteers and staff have fired up the sugar shack for the maple sugaring season! Freezing nights and thawing days cause the sap to move, bringing the sweetness one step closer to the table. For some volunt...

August 10, 2017

Who doesn't love getting back to nature? Darke County is full of beautiful areas to take a leisurely stroll, play sports, or enjoy wildlife. Check out the list below for some of our favorites.

1. Shawnee Prairie Preserve

Shawnee Prairie, the headquarters of the Darke Cou...

July 13, 2017

Have you met our resident animal ambassadors?  We even have two baby turtles!  Learn why these animals live at the Nature Center and what it takes to care for them on a daily basis.  Find out why each and every animal is an important part of the ecosystem and how you c...

May 30, 2017

Want to learn more about the Treaty of Greeneville, about the customs of the Native Americans here 200 years ago, or about the history of a council house? Join a local historian on June 17th from 1-3pm at the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House located at Prairie Ridge M...

April 13, 2017

When the Ohio Valley Civil War Association visits Shawnee Prairie Preserve April 29th and 30th, they will bring some of the best military living history presentations in the country. Daily demonstrations at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm will include the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infant...

April 6, 2017

On Saturday, April 22nd from 7am to 2pm Darke County Parks invites everyone to spend the day exploring the wild birds that call Shawnee Prairie home with family and friends. 

Bird watching, or for enthusiasts “birding”, is one of the fastest growing hobbies in America....

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