May 2, 2018

"Parks and Trails and Outdoor Activities in Greene County"
      presented by a panel of Chrisbell Bednar and staff   

The mission of Greene County Parks and Trails is to conserve and promote Greene County’s natural and cultural treasures as an exceptional destination for outdoor experience.  The department manages 2,600 acres of parkland and 62 miles of paved trails, plus river trails and hiking trails.  Come and learn about the resources in Beavercreek and Beavercreek Township:

 Beaver Creek Wetlands Preserve is 76 acres just north of Phillips Park and Rotary Park, with a 1.26 mile loop trail through floodplain woodlands and wetlands.

 Creekside Reserve is 136 acres between US 35 on the south, Creekside Trail on the north, Fairfield Road on the west, and Factory Road on the east.  There are excellent hiking paths and many views of Little Beaver Creek.

 Karohl Park is a 29 acre park located just off Hanes Road at 2940 Hohl Drive.  An eighteen hole disc golf course opened there in 2016.

 Narrows Reserve is 162 acres along the State and National Scenic Little Miami River accessed off Indian Ripple Road at Factory Road.  There is a Nature Center building with animal exhibits, native plants, a raptor aviary, and a beekeeper apiary.

 Russ Nature Reserve is located on Kemp Road in Beavercreek Township.  This is a 90 acre nature reserve with a 4000 sq ft ranch home that is being renovated into classrooms, program areas, and a birding room.  There is a bee apiary at this location and a tree start nursery.

 Creekside Trail is a bike, pedestrian, and runner’s train, with occasional roller blade users and horseback riders.  It runs east-west through Beavercreek north US 35.

In 2015, voters supported a five-year  0.9 levy to fund all the work in Greene County Parks and Trails. With that levy, they are providing new energy and seed money to Owen’s Place.  Presenters will focus their talk on Beavercreek facilities, but will bring a list of all that is available throughout Greene County.  Come, learn, and be proud of what is available to our families.  You might get some good ideas of things to do this summer!

Beavercreek Women's League meetings and programs are open to the public. Coffee hour and networking will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by the business meeting and installation of officers for the 2016 - 2017 Program Year at 9:30. The meeting will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Visitors and guests are always welcome.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to or you can leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).

If Beavercreek City Schools are canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting is also canceled; however, school delays do not alter the planned meeting.