graphicOutstanding parks in Darke County include Greenville City Park, Greenville’s South Park, Heritage Park in Versailles and Arcanum’s Ivester Park.

The Darke County Park District supervises four woodland parks: The Coppess Nature Sanctuary, The Routzong Nature Preserve, Tecumseh Point and Shawnee Prairie Preserve.

graphicCoppess Nature Sanctuary is approximately 32 acres. The level path through this wooded area is approximately one-half mile long. This beech and maple forest provides a fine habitat for many birds and animals native to this part of Darke County. Visitors to this preserve can also find plants that would be found in a prairie.

Routzong Nature Preserve is a 51-acre wooded preserve. Towering oak, beech and maple trees highlight this forest. There are large Ohio buckeye trees along with groves of paw-paw trees. This is a great place to see nature display its wildflower glory.

Tecumseh Point, the triangular shaped tract of land formed by the junction of Greenville and Mud Creeks, was once part of a large Native American encampment known as Prophet’s Town. The Darke County Park District built a footbridge and a deck overlooking Tecumseh Point, steps to a lower trail and a walkway. Take a walk along this area so rich in history and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Shawnee Prairie Preserve features wetlands, natural prairies, and an oak tree stand that is 250 years old along 2.5 miles of trails.

graphicGolf Courses

Darke County has four public golf courses: Beechwood Golf Course near Arcanum (27 holes); Stillwater Valley Golf Club near Versailles (18 holes); Union City Country Club near Union City (9 holes); and White Springs Golf Club near Greenville (9 holes). The 18-hole Greenville Country Club is a private course.

YMCA

The Darke County Family YMCA in Greenville provides activities for the entire family. The large facility houses a six-lane swimming pool, weight room, game room, aerobics room, meeting rooms, racquetball courts, indoor tennis courts, volleyball and a running track. The YMCA has a branch facility in Versailles.

Libraries

Five public libraries are located in Darke County: Arcanum Public Library, Bradford Public Library, Greenville Public Library, New Madison Public Library, and Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles.

Public Swimming Pools

The city of Greenville, and villages of Arcanum and Versailles have public swimming pools.

 

 

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