Darke County Parks are unlike many metropolitan park systems. Our parks have purposefully evolved to compliment our agriculture community, providing passive recreation in a variety of natural settings. Instead of ball fields and playgrounds our parks embrace and preserve the natural habitats and cultural features that are an important and integral part of our community.
Many of our parks have their origin in land donations from private citizens wishing to preserve a unique corner of the natural world for future generations to enjoy. Our mission avoids aggressive land acquisition in favor of preserving special natural and historically significant features and to manage and maintain these resources for the benefit of residents. Passive recreation, and appropriate educational programs and activities are the focus of the mission of your Darke County Parks.
We hope this website encourages you to explore your parks and take advantage of all they offer. From a quiet walk through a shaded forest, to a guided hike to discover spring wildflowers, to a Nature Center full of interesting displays for the entire family, Darke County Parks has something for every one.
Roger Van Frank, Director
P.O. Box 801
4267 State Route 502
Greenville, OH 45331