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Darke County Park District

The Darke County Park District is made up of nearly a dozen unique, individual parks throughout Darke County that feature hiking, cycling, kayaking, and more. The Park District also features programming at different parks throughout the year that you can find on our event calendar.

*Click on the images below for information on each park, including location information, hours, and much more.

To learn more...visit the Darke County Parks website

More Parks & Nature...

Greenville City Park

Greenville

Annie Oakley Park

Historic Downtown Greenville

Heritage Park

Versailles

Indian Creek Park

Versailles

Ward Park

Versailles

Ivester Community Park

Arcanum

Arcanum Community Park

Arcanum

Railroad Park

Union City

Harter Park

Union City

Adventures
 

Eldora Speedway

Owned and operated by NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, this 1/2 mile dirt oval is home to World 100, The Dream, and Kings Royal. The Nation’s most widely recognized sanctioning groups, including All-Star Sprints, WoO, Late Models, Midgets, Dirt Champ, Modifieds and Stock Cars race at Eldora! This track is located 18 miles north of Greenville. Seasonal: April - September

13929 State Route 118 
New Weston, OH 45348 
Phone: (937) 338-3815
Email: mail@eldoraspeedway.com 

Beechwood Golf Course

Darke County's only 27-hole golf course offers driving ranges, practice tees, practice sand trap, leagues for men and women, pro shop, custom clubs and repairs, golf lessons, restaurant, catering services and a clubhouse. Beechwood is located 12 miles southwest of Greenville, and 7 miles southeast of Arcanum. Call ahead for tee times. Seasonal: March - November

1476 State Route 503
Arcanum, OH 45304 
Phone: (937) 678-4422
Email: beechwoodgc@g-wireless.net

White Springs Golf Club

White Springs Golf Club has been the best option for Greenville golf since it first opened in 1939. This course is without question the best option for a round of Greenville golf, located just minutes from Greenville, Ohio. The course features a classic layout designed by Frank Roberts, making White Springs a pleasure for players of all skill levels.

The 9 hole course features 3,167 yards of golf from the longest tees. White Springs is the perfect place for your next tournament or outing, with affordable packages for just about any budget.

 

3630 State Route 571

Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-6546

Dayton Dragons

The Dragons are a Class "A" affiliates of the Cincinnati Reds offering family fun only 45 minutes away from the Heart of Darke County, Greenville. 41 miles south of Greenville. Seasonal activity. Call for times and cost. Groups welcome.

 

Fifth Third Field: 202 N. Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45402 
Phone: (937) 228-BATS 

Camelot Farms

Camelot is a full service equine facility offering training, lessons, boarding, along with summer activities such as family barbecues, cookouts and shows. The farm features pastures, wooded maintained riding trails, 3/4 acre stocked pond with picnic tables and benches, as well as indoor and outdoor arenas. Camelot Farms is 11 miles northeast of Greenville. Call for hours and options. Camelot Farm is the proud home of AQHA Congress and World Champion, Honor Role sire, Kay Cee Leaguer.

7067 State Route 242 (off US. 127N)
Versailles, OH 45380 
Phone: (937) 867-0757 

Treaty Lanes Bowling Alley

Greenville Ohio's locally owned bowling alley and sports bar.

 

1137 Sweitzer Street
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-2117

Stillwater Valley Golf Club

This scenic 18-hole golf club offers driving ranges, practice tees, practice sand traps, custom clubs, leagues for men and women, pro shop, golf lessons, cafe and banquet facilities. This beautiful course is located 13 miles northeast of Greenville and 7 miles southeast from Versailles. Call ahead for tee times. Seasonal: March - November.

9235 Seibt Road
Versailles, OH 45380 
Phone: (937) 526-3041

Brumbaugh Fruit & Fun Farm

Entertainment for the entire family can be found at "Darke County's Agricultural Playground"! Activities include... hayrides to the Kinda Kooky Korn maze and pumpkin patch, as well as Monster Mountain, Storybook Forest, Ghost Town Stage, Grandpa's Fun Acres (petting zoo and playground for the kids, young and old), Willy Worm's Wagon Express, Kid's Korral, Ole' Fishin' Hole (complete with pond and campfire sites), Farmer's Daughter Bakery and Brumbaugh's Market can be explored on this family-owned and operated farm in Arcanum, Ohio. Hours are seasonal. 

In-season hours (September through October) are Saturdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The bakery hours are 6:00 am to 6:00 pm every day.

6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Road
Arcanum, OH 45304 
Phone: (937) 692-8084
Email: kbietry@embarqmail.com

Valley's Edge Snow Tubing

If You Like to Sled, You'll Love Snow Tubing! Snow Tubing is a great way to experience the fun of winter recreation from a whole new perspective. No experience is necessary, simply grab your tube and let the fun begin! Call for hours and rates.22 miles south of Greenville on St. Rt. 121.

 

9319 Wesler Rd.
New Paris, OH 45347 
Phone: (937) 437-0800

Union City Country Club

This 9-hole course offers leagues for men and women, pro shop, and a clubhouse with a restaurant and bar. It is located 10 miles southeast of Union City and 10 miles west of Greenville. Call ahead for tee times. Seasonal: March - November.

 

868 Wasson Road
Union City, OH 45390 
Phone: (937) 968-6518

McBo's Bowling Lanes

Bowling FUN in Versailles, OH. We are a family owned center with 12 lanes of automatic scoring.

 

498 W. Main Street
Versailles, OH 45380 
Phone: (937) 526-4938

Wayne Lakes

Wayne lakes is a small village of 300+ houses, 700 residents, and 18 lakes. We have a mayor,, village council and rely on volunteers to keep things running smoothly.

 

St. Rt. 121 South of Greenville
Wayne Lakes, OH 
Phone: (937) 548-2644 

Turtle Creek Golf Course

This scenic 18-hole, public golf course offers driving ranges, practice tees, practice sand traps, custom clubs, leagues for men and women, pro shop, golf lessons, restaurant and banquet facilities. This mature course is located 5 miles east of Greenville. Call ahead for tee times. Seasonal: March - November.

 

6545 US Rt. 36 E
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-2700

BMI Event Center & Speedway

BMI Speedway is so much more than basic race track. The unique structure is equipped to become a must-see entertainment destination in west central Ohio. Showcasing everything from high-speed short track racing to nationally known musicians and bands. A perfect place to come see something exciting, while there enjoy some food and drink because BMI features a Noble Roman's Pizzeria and full bar (stocked with top shelf liquors).

791 E. Main St.
Versailles, OH 45380 
Phone: (937) 526-9547
Email: bmikarts@BMIKarts.com

YMCA of Darke County

The two facilities of the YMCA of Darke County offer swimming pools, weight rooms, cardio-strength centers, racquetball courts, indoor tennis, basketball, youth gym, running tracks, adult locker and spa, special needs locker room and babysitting services. Guests who stay at the Greenville Inn, Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn Express are entitled to privileges accorded to members of the YMCA. Call for hours.

301 Wagner Avenue
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-3777 

10242 Versailles South-eastern Road
Versailles, OH 45380 
Phone: (937) 526-4488 

Caddy Shack Golf

The entire family will enjoy this 9-hole miniature golf course and driving range located in Greenville adjacent to the Greenville Creek Trail and Alish Bish Park & Canoe Launch. Seasonal: March - November

350 N. Ohio Street
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-4268

Par 1 Driving Range (Public)

Practice your swing at Par 1 Driving Range located across from the Union City Golf Course.


Hours: 9:00 am to dark

936 Wasson Road
Union City, OH 45390

Woodcrest Lanes

Woodcrest Lanes is your source for fun in Union City Ohio! Come in and enjoy some bowling with family and friends. Also inside is our Smokin' Pin BBQ...

 

100 N Grandview St. (St. Rt. 47)
Union City, OH 45390 
Phone: (937) 968-3151 

Heritage
 

The Garst Museum &

National Annie Oakley Center

The Garst Museum offers over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space within six building wings. Featured are The National Annie Oakley Center and the foremost collection dedicated to the life of Annie Oakley. The museum’s major exhibits include The National Annie Oakley Center, the Treaty of Green Ville and “Mad” Anthony Wayne, Tecumseh and Native Americans, Lowell Thomas, an extensive military collection, period American furnishings, county history, and agricultural artifacts. The museum also offers a well-staffed genealogy research library and a unique store. 

205 N. Broadway St.
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-5250
Email: information@garstmuseum.org

Fort Recovery State Museum

Located in Mercer County, only 30 minutes north of Greenville, this fort is the site of two of the most dramatic Indian battles in American history. The first was the devastating defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in 1791 and the second, the successful defense of the fort by General “Mad” Anthony Wayne in 1794. An 1840 log cabin and blacksmith shop are nearby. Two reconstructed blockhouses, a connecting stockade and many exhibits depicting the Indian wars of the 1790's are housed in the museum. The museum gallery also displays one of the largest collections of Indian artifacts in the state of Ohio.

 

1 Fort Site Street
Fort Recovery, OH 45846

419-375-4649

Versailles Area Museum

The Versailles Area Museum collects and interprets the history of Versailles, Ohio, founded in 1819.

 

The museum is open Sundays from 1PM-4PM, and closed the month of January.

552 S. West St.
Versailles, OH 45380
Phone: (937) 526-4222
Email: vmuseum@centurylink.net

Zachary Landsdowne Residence

Located on East Third Street at the corner of Locust Street, this gray shingle house is the birthplace of Lansdowne, who was the commander of the U.S.S. Shenandoah which crashed September 3, 1925 in Noble County, Ohio, killing Lansdowne and 13 of his crew. This private residence is on the National Register of Historic Sites. More information about Lansdowne can be found at the Garst Museum.

 

E 3rd St & Locust St
Greenville, OH 45331

Bear's Mill

Built in 1849, this water powered flour mill is an authentic example of a stone grinding mill of its time. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, it is still in use today to grind a variety of local grains. Self-guided tours may be taken during normal business hours with guided tours available by appointment. Call to make arrangements: 937 548 5112. This mill is operated by a non-profit organization. Proceeds from donations and the Mill Store keep Bear’s Mill alive. The Mill Store and Gallery offers original art which changes every month, local handmade pottery, unique women’s accessories and jewelry, Bear’s Mill stoneground flours and private labeled food products to pamper you and your loved ones. Groups welcome.

6450 Arcanum-Bear's Mill Road
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-5112
Email: martigoetz@bearsmill.com

Anthony Wayne

Peace Council House

Dedicated on August 3, 1997, the council house honors the Native American tribes who signed the Treaty of Greene Ville. Information and tours for the Council House can be obtained through the Darke County Park District at (937) 548-0165.

Wilson Drive
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-0165
Email: info@darkecountyparks.org

Fort Jefferson

Originally General St. Clair's outpost in 1791, this area is now a state park with historic markers located five miles south of Greenville off St. Rt. 121 near Wayne Lakes.

 

Fort Jefferson State Memorial
Greenville, OH 45331

Arcanum-Wayne Trail Historical Society

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating the history of Southern Darke County and the Village of Arcanum located in Southwestern Ohio.

The Society was founded in March of 2004 and is comprised of members who share a common interest of "Connecting the Present, to the Past."

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, Inc. meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of September, November, January, March & May at 123 W. George St. Arcanum.

 

123 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304
Phone: (937) 417-6462

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

The Bradford Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Bradford, Ohio's railroad heritage. The railroad was once a significant part of Bradford's economy, employing many who manned the trains, worked in the switching yards and in the roundhouse where steam locomotives were kept and serviced between runs.

The museum has restored Bradford's former Pennsylvania Railroad BF interlocking tower and opened a museum in the former bank building. The museum contains photos and displays that will allow the visitor to journey through Bradford's railroad history. In 2014, those dedicated to this effort will add a children’s area and an N-Scale model of the yards.

200 N. Miami Ave.
Bradford, OH 45308 
Phone: (937) 423-1795
Email: bormrr@embarqmail.com

Fort Greenville

Anthony Wayne constructed the second official settlement in Darke County, Greene Ville, in 1793 along Greenville Creek. This military headquarters was the largest log fortified structure ever built, encompassing 55+ acres of land enclosed by wooden stockades and blockhouses. The fort stood for six years and was partially rebuilt during the War of 1812.

There are three markers within the area that the fort encompassed to view. One is an historic marker located on the public square; another is The Treaty Stone also located on the public square in downtown Greenville to denote the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1795 and the third is a monument located on the corner of West Main and Elm which denotes the located where the Treaty was signed.

Many artifacts were uncovered by local archeologist, Tony DeRegnaucourt from Wayne and his troops from two sites in modern Greenville. For more information, contact the Garst Museum at (937) 548-5250.

Traffic Circle

Greenville, OH 
Phone: (937) 548-5250 

Greenville Public Library

This structure was built in 1901 with the assistance of Andrew Carnegie and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This library features an extensive genealogy room with microfilm of Darke County's newspapers from over 100 years ago, as well as many books of historical significance.

 

520 Sycamore St.
Greenville, OH 45331 
Phone: (937) 548-3915 

Bicycle Museum of America

Located in Auglaize County only 40 minutes northeast of Greenville, this museum is dedicated to the history of cycling. The Bicycle Museum of America opened in 1997 in downtown New Bremen and features over 250 vintage bicycles, which includes a collection of over 150 Schwinn Bicycles from the former Chicago Museum.

 

7 West Monroe Street
North Bremen, OH 45869 
Phone: (419) 629-9249

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