Native American Village at George Rogers Clark Park

Background Located in Clark County, this 250 acre park offers 5 miles of trails. There are scenic waterways, meadows, wildflowers and plenty of wildlife. Hosterman lake is also here and allows for fishing and non-motorized boating. There is also a native american village here to explore, which is the subject of out post today. Google…

First Responder’s Park – Olde Hilliard

Background First Responder’s Park in Hilliard, Ohio is a place created for reflection and remembrance. It pays tribute to the 403 who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the attacks of 9/11. The park not only has their names, but also has metal sculptures made from the steel of the downed World Trade Centers. Google Maps…

Hartman Rock Garden

Background Located at the corner of Russell and McCain avenue in Springfield, the Hartman Rock Garden is the work of one man, Ben Hartman. Ben Hartman was a mold-maker by trade and moved from Pennsylvania to Springfield in 1913 for a job at the Springfield Machine Tool Company foundry. Things were going well for the…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

Boardman Arts Park

Background Boardman Arts Park is located in downtown Delaware, Ohio at 154 W. Williams Street.This 2.2 acre park started in 2017. Volunteers started organizing at the site, transforming this unused green space into an ongoing evolution of arts in the heart of Delaware. It is home to many festivals, concerts, events, activities and works of…

Chadwick Arboretum

Background “Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located within the 1,600 acres of The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Take a virtual tour of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens by exploring our website or YouTube Virtual Tour Playlist. Or, better yet, come visit our gardens…

Walnut Woods Metro Park

Located south of Columbus in Groveport, OH, you’ll find a rather unassuming metro park at first glance. However, take a little stroll through just the Tall Pines area and you’ll know that you’ve found something special. The Walnut Woods Metro Park is one of many in the Columbus Metro Parks system. The park office is…

Franklin Park Conservatory – The Revisit Part 1 – Some New Stuff

It has been a while since we have gone into the facility known as The Franklin Park Conservatory. Quite a bit has changed, especially on the outside part of the park grounds. Inside, the different biomes are still there, with most of the same plants there as we remembered. The connector between the gift shop…