You may remember last year when we stumbled upon a 'new' park in Wooster - Barnes Preserve-, it was rustic, unmarked, and we didn't know much about it other than it was lovely. Upon further research we learned it was to become an ADA accessible park and picnic area! As the year passed we watched as first the pavilion was built, then the deck overlooking the pond, and finally the paved pathways. Just this week the park has re-opened to the public (of corse we had to go explore!), there will be an official grand opening and dedication in October (we'll let you know when). From Denny Jordan (Park Commissioner, Chr.) "...this is an example of what can be accomplished with some planning, some grant money, and a lot of dedicated volunteers."
We think they've done a great job and are looking forward to spending many days here.
Barnes Preserve can be found at 3396 Sylvan Rd., Wooster, Ohio - 1/4 mile south of the Secrest/Sylvan intersection.
For more information about the park and the vision visit www.waynecountyparkdistrict.org/barnes-preserve.html
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.