Tag: Great Parks History

Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. It’s Great Parks’ 90th birthday! We can’t have a party with you in person, but don’t fret. Nature Interpreter Lisa is at Sharon Woods sharing some history from the past nine decades. Here’s her first historic fact: Sharon Woods was the first Great Park. Watch the video for more Great Parks history.

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Some years ago, Great Parks was fortunate to acquire four millstones that date back to the 1800s. One of these is from the old Mount Healthy Flour Mill. The flour mill and the stone live on at Great Parks in a way that’s different than you may think.

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In honor of Great Parks’ 90th Birthday, retired Naturalist Coordinator Joyce Lovins Browning shares her story of growing up in Great Parks – literally. Joyce’s father built some favorite park spots. Even today, almost eight decades later, the ties that bind are still tight.

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