The public has asked and we have listened. Join our team, along with volunteers and members of the public, as we join forces to clean up the Russ Nature Reserve. On Memorial Day, the RNR was in the direct path of a tornado that did massive damage to the area, including the park. With extensive tree damage throughout, we need help cleaning up! You will get a first-hand look at the damage, including the Russ house as we begin the recovery efforts. Cleanup begins at 8 am, we will provide lunch (including drinks) for everyone at 11:30 am. If you would like to stay and continue working after lunch, you are more than welcome to. Please bring along gloves, hand tools, goggles and any other equipment to help, limited supplies and tools will be available.

Please bring along a blanket or chairs for lunch.

Please share the event, we would love to have you working with us! #weloveruss!

The fun starts when the sun goes down!

Join Greene County Parks & Trails for a FREE family movie in the park under the stars.

The park opens at 8:00 pm with the movie starting around 9:00 pm.

Bring along a blanket or some chairs and enjoy A Dog’s Way Home (PG, 97 minutes). As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be rescheduled.

A food vendor will be onsite (fee). For more information call (937) 562-6440.

 

Offering healthy, fresh food to park patrons and supporting local farmers, GCP&T will offer a Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month, at Hobson Freedom Park, 2910 Trebein Rd., Beavercreek.

Stop by and pick up locally grown, delicious food for your dinner.

Vendors are still being accepted and can download the vendor application here to request booth space.

 

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

Offering healthy, fresh food to park patrons and supporting local farmers, GCP&T will offer a Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month, at Hobson Freedom Park, 2910 Trebein Rd., Beavercreek.

Stop by and pick up locally grown, delicious food for your dinner.

Vendors are still being accepted and can download the vendor application here to request booth space.

 

We’re busting out the summer fun for a Party in the Park at Hobson! Join your parks team on Tuesday, July 16, from 3-7 p.m. to celebrate our new, friendlier branding and the upcoming launch of our whole new website. We want to celebrate with YOU! Bring the kids, their friends, their parents… you get the picture – bring everyone! We’ll fill the park with bounce houses, food trucks, old fashioned games, informational/product vendors, a farmers’ market, music, fun, laughter, and more. Come for an hour or stay the entire time – there is something for everyone to do right in your backyard! For more information, contact us at 937-562-6440 or info@gcparkstrails.com.

Greene County Parks & Trails is excited to announce that we are starting a brand new series of preschool programs for kids ages 2-5! Held the third Thursday of each month, children will be introduced to nature, organized play and FUN!

July’s program will be centered around Bubble Fun! Children will be blowing bubbles, playing with large bubble wands and jumping in a huge pile of bubbles made by a bubble machine. They will learn to play and interact with other children as well.

A parent/guardian is required to stay for the program, please make sure the children are dressed accordingly for the topic.

Programs will be cancelled for inclement weather.

This is a FREE program!

Whether you are a classic car owner or a classic car enthusiast, this event is for YOU! Join the Greene County Parks & Trails ranger division for a summer cruise-in, right in your backyard. Bring out the classic cars, trucks and bikes, and all the family, for an evening fun as we fill the Fairgrounds Recreation Center with oldies music, laughter, food, friendship and more. It is FREE to register, each entry will be eligible for great door prizes. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. The cruise-in will run from 5-8 p.m.

Fairgrounds Recreation Center
210 Fairground Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385

For more information, please call 937-562-6440 and ask to speak with Richard or Darrell.

Join the GCP&T Trail Sentinels for a moonlight ride along the region’s bike trails. GCP&T Trail Sentinels are an elite volunteer group who patrol the trails and coordinate several cycling events. All night riders must be 18 and older, wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Riders who participate in one-half of the rides will receive a commemorative t-shirt; those riding in ALL rides will receive a t-shirt and more! Rides will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm. Free and open to all; all rides being at 7pm.

Explore the world, mine for resources, and go on quests. Sounds like playing a video game right? Not this week! This week you will build fortresses out of blocks, craft potions, shoot mobs with bows and arrows, craft your own armor, and go on a quest through the forest. Then, you will combine all your skills to see if you can make it in Survival Mode.

Ages: 7 – 12

Monday July 22-Friday July 26, 9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Fee $100.00, pre-registration required before July 22