Tag: Ohio history

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve boasts the nickname “The Oasis.” This nickname dates back to 1972, when Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Werner donated the land to Great Parks of Hamilton County. The history of this small-yet-mighty park starts long before then. Before there was even the idea of county parks, the future home of Farbach-Werner Nature […]

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2020 is a big year: It’s the start of a new decade, the Olympics are in Tokyo this summer and there is always something going on at a park. 2019 saw many ideas become reality at Great Parks. Our newest nature center located in Roselawn, Nature Center at The Summit, opened in the fall. We […]

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A golf ball with the Great Park logo and the name Shawnee Lookout on it sits in the green.

A Final Farewell

All, On the Green

As we enter the final month of golf at Shawnee Lookout, we would like to thank everyone who has been part of the course’s history. First, a special thank-you to all of the golfers who have made Shawnee Lookout their home course for many years. Many of you grew up playing the course as a […]

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A landscape view of Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

June 16, 2019, marks 40 years since Shawnee Lookout Golf Course opened. Astronaut Neil Armstrong was among seven individuals to hit the first golf balls to open the course – 10 years after he was the first man to walk on the moon. Opening day had some challenges, like when the pump house shut down, […]

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Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

40 Years of Golf

All, On the Green

40 years may seem like an eternity to some or the blink of an eye for others. No matter if you feel it hasn’t been that long or you haven’t been around for that many decades just yet, this year marks a landmark in Great Parks’ history at Shawnee Lookout. April 1, 2019 marks the […]

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1803 Schoolhouse

All, Stories

It’s 1803 at Parky’s Farm. Winter is the time for this second grade program, as much of it is presented inside of the magnificent Hayloft Barn from January through mid-March. The field trip begins with the children going back in time by the use of a timeline. We start with today’s date and go backward, […]

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