Exciting News: Our District Offices Have Moved to a New Home!

We are thrilled to announce that the district offices have relocated to our new headquarters situated in the former Cooks Creek Golf Course club house. This move marks a significant milestone for the district, providing a fresh space to better serve the community and advance our mission to create, preserve, and manage a system of parks, trails and natural areas …

District Welcomes New Board Member

The District is pleased to announce Marie Wilbanks’ appointment as a new Pickaway County Park Board Commissioner, effective January 1, 2024. Maria is the newly appointed Superintendent for the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  She has 18 years of experience in the field, including as the Director of Board Services for the last 12 years.  She is very involved …

Exciting Opportunities at Pickaway County Park District: New Job Postings

Are you passionate about finance and administration or dedicated to environmental education and outreach? Pickaway County Park District has two new exciting job opportunities that might be the perfect fit for you! Read on to discover the details of each position and how you can apply. Position 1: Administration and Finance Manager Program: AdministrationWork Schedule: 40 hours/WeekEmployment Status: Full time …

District Publishing Park Rules

NOTICE Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, Section 1545.09, the Board of Park Commissioners for the Pickaway County Park District have created rules and regulations, waiver schedule and fine schedule to regulate activities on property owned or leased by the Park District.  These regulations were approved by the Board of Park Commissioners in June of 2021 and will take effect January …

Park District Board of Commissioners Vacancy

For Immediate Release             Pickaway County Probate Judge Shelly R. Harsha and Tom Davis, Director of the Pickaway County Park District have announced there will be one vacancy in membership to the Park District Board of Commissioners for a term beginning January 1, 2024, and expiring December 31, 2026.  Per Ohio Revised Code 1545.05, this appointment is to be made …

Park District Wraps Up 2023 Park Education Programming

As summer turns into fall, the Park District is reflecting on a successful year of connecting with the community and fostering a deeper appreciation for nature. In 2023, we’re proud to have offered over 30 free park programs, serving nearly 415 visitors so far. But fear not, there’s still time to join us for the remaining six programs of the …

New Park District Employment Opportunity

We are committed to caring for the parks for the benefit of the people of Pickaway County. A dedicated, well-trained and talented staff is invaluable. Pickaway County Park District offers quality employment opportunities. When openings are available they will be posted here. The Pickaway County Park District is currently searching for an Executive Director. You can find more information on …

Experience Earth Camp: A Fun-Filled Environmental Education Adventure

Last week, the District, in collaboration with Pickaway Soil and Water and RPHF Solid Waste District, successfully hosted the third annual Experience Earth and Jr. Experience Earth Camp at the breathtaking Cooks Creek Nature Preserve. The event spanned over four days and welcomed a total of 90 enthusiastic campers, eager to immerse themselves in a world of environmental education and …

Open House

Get a sneak peek at AOA’s spectacular new Genevieve Jones Preserve along the Scioto River before it is opened for public access.  This ~337-acre property, on the site of the former Cooks Creek Golf Club, is situated at the confluence of the Scioto River and Walnut Creek, protecting over 1.6 miles of riparian corridor.  This site honors the legacy of …

Canal Park Playground Opens

Things for Kids to Do!! The playground at Canal Park is now open, let the fun begin! This one of a kind playground features climbing equipment, a large climbing net, two ziplines, three embankment slides and lots of fun unique to this park. We hope that you will come out and bring your family to enjoy the space. This playground …