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Barnes Preserve

Enjoy this nature park with nearly a mile of non-challenging ADA paved trails that meander through the woods and into a meadow. Utilize the Romich Pavilion that houses 10 picnic tables and a stationary grill.

Wednesday Walks with Denny Jordan

Join Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, Denny Jordan, every Wednesday evening at Barnes Preserve for a free educational nature walk (weather permitting). 

Denny Jordan sitting in woods

Meet at Romich Pavilion at 6pm for an hour of observing nature. No need to register - just show up! Bring your camera and binoculars for creature spotting and wear appropriate clothing to step into the woods.

Contribute

The Park District maintains the Barnes Preserve on donations. Our work is made possible through generous donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals. We do NOT receive funding from the county to operate the current park (Barnes Preserve) or future parks as grants do not normally include monies for operational use.

Interested in helping Wayne County Park District reach its goals? Consider making a donation today!