Thursday, July 19, 2018

Grand Opening Set for Bish Discovery Center

Another chapter in the success of your Darke County Parks is about to begin. The grand opening of the Bish Discovery will take place on Sunday, July 22 at 1pm. The new discovery center is located at 404 N. Ohio Street in Greenville.

Prior to the start of the day’s activities, the Friends of Darke County Parks have pre-sold chicken dinner tickets. Don’t forget, if you’ve already purchased tickets, to pick-up your dinner from 11:30a-1:00p. There will be drinks available for sale and picnic style seating if you’d like to enjoy your chicken dinner at the park. A very limited number of dinners will be available for purchase that day or you’re welcome to pack a picnic and bring it along.

At 1pm, everyone is invited to attend this free event which kicks off with keynote speaker, Sarah Hippensteel-Hall Ph.D. Ms. Hall, who works with the Miami Conservancy District, will be presenting “Water: It’s Time to Make it Personal.” Following the keynote speaker and opening ceremony, activities will take place from 1:30-3:30pm. Visitors can take the opportunity to borrow bikes and hop on the adjacent trail, try canoeing or kayaking on the creek, explore aquaponics, the pollinator habitat and the community gardens. Participants may tour the building, interact with staff and park commissioners and also take part in a recycling activity.

Darke County Parks’ staff, volunteers and board members are thrilled to see this venture come to fruition. The Bish Discovery Center will be a gathering place for our community and school children to learn, discover and recreate. We hope you will join us for this exciting way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

For more information about this upcoming event, please contact Darke County Parks at 937-548-0165 or

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