Richland Park District turns 50

Staff report

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Richland County Park District (RCPD) on August 19 from 3 –6 p.m.

The community open house event will feature tours of the Gorman Nature Center (GNC) eco-friendly nature center and grounds, hikes to explore the property, hands-on activities with the Gorman Nature Center educational animals, snacks and beverages from local businesses (including blueberries from the Blueberry Patch and apple cider doughnuts from Apple Hill Orchard) and much more.

Visitors will have the chance to meet the RCPD staff, learn all about park district properties (including some recent acquisitions), hike the GNC trails, find out about public programming (including the free educational programs we provide to over 20,000 local students annually) and much more.

The Gorman Nature Center is located at 2295 Lexington Ave., south of Mansfield. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information call (419) 884-3764.

Staff report