Wooster opening new nature park on Arbor Day

Wooster opening new nature park on Arbor Day

All citizens of Wooster and visitors are welcome to celebrate Arbor Day with the grand opening of the city’s Clear Creek Nature Park, the community’s newest greenspace preserve located at 668 Venture Blvd. The celebration will start at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29, which is recognized throughout the world as Arbor Day. Wooster will join other cities, states, and nations across the globe in growing a healthier planet as it commits to more forestry and advancing education opportunities.

Guests can learn how Clear Creek Nature Park came to be, enjoy refreshments, and observe Wooster’s traditional tree planting. Festivities will be held at the park’s pavilion immediately north of the parking lot.

Visitors can also explore the 3/4-mile paved walking trail weaving through woodlands with its boardwalks and overlook. The park preserves a combination of wetlands, forest, and grassland leading into Clear Creek, a tributary of the Killbuck, while providing an opportunity for recreation and discovery for residents and visitors of all ages. Additional plantings will follow later this spring, along with construction of a play space for children.

The 11-acre park was made possible through a partnership with Clean Ohio, the State of Ohio Legislature, Natureworks, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Seaman Family Foundation, the Family of John Wesley, and the City of Wooster.

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