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
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.