Englewood MetroPark awarded new site certification

Over 12 miles of well-maintained trails for hiking and walking allow park visitors to explore Englewood MetroPark on foot. FILE

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Over 12 miles of well-maintained trails for hiking and walking allow park visitors to explore Englewood MetroPark on foot. FILE

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood MetroPark will be one of the first parks in the Miami Valley to be certified as a Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site by Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside (MVLNCI) and Dayton Regional Green (DRG). This certification is awarded to community organizations, schools, parks, day care centers and places of worship that provide children with opportunities to access green spaces and participate in nature-based activities.

Certified sites will be recognized during an awards presentation at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10 at Springcreek Primary, 145 E. State Route 36, Piqua.

Recreation opportunities at Englewood MetroPark include boating, fishing, cycling, hiking, camping, paddling and more.

Stillwater Prairie Reserve in Miami County and Grant Park also will be certified as a Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site, along with Springcreek Primary, the first academic facility to be recognized by MVLNCI and DRG for this certification.

To learn more about the Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site certification visit www.ohiolnci.org. STAFF REPORT

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