On the eastern side, the parcels border businesses along North Detroit Street (U.S. 68), including Xenia Car Wash and Xenia Stor-N-Lock.
Cosler Engineering, LLC surveyed the land in March as part of the process for the county to buy the land.
Greene County Parks & Trails has wanted to expand the park, at 210 Fairground Road, for several years “because of the demand for additional athletic fields in Xenia and throughout Greene County,” said Gretchen Rives, GCP&T spokeswoman.
“The additional acreage is adjacent to the park and will increase recreational opportunities,” Rives said.
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The park included a little more than 58 acres before the purchase.
“The additional acreage will allow GCP&T to offer additional athletic fields at the Fairgrounds Recreation Center and increase recreational opportunities,” Rives said.