About Friends of Wooster Memorial Park

 

Through the years, various civic organizations and volunteers have contributed time and money to benefit Wooster Memorial Park. In 1997, Friends of Wooster Memorial Park was formed. Since its inception, the group has worked to increase understanding and awareness of the park’s natural features through public nature walks and hikes, has encouraged natural history inventories and research, assisted park staff with trails and signs, developed a new park map, and worked with other groups to promote and improve the park as a natural area for public use.

In 2002, the Friends became an Ohio non-profit corporation with the following purpose:


“Friends of Wooster Memorial Park recognizes and appreciates Paul S. Spangler’s foresight and generous gift of this park to the City of Wooster, as well as the donations from the community that have enhanced this gift. As a volunteer organization that values the natural features of the park, Friends of Wooster Memorial Park shall work with the City as an advocate for the park in the following ways:

  1. Assist in caring for and improving the park while retaining the park’s natural character for future generations;

  2. Expand public awareness and appreciation of the park in ways that are compatible with the natural areas and foot trails;

  3. Increase knowledge and understanding of the park’s natural history;

  4. Encourage additional gifts and financial support that appropriately benefit the park in accordance with the purpose of this organization.”

Together, we can achieve our purpose and benefit this beautiful park.

To become a member or renew membership, visit the membership page HERE.

UPCOMING FWMP EVENTS

Winter Hike

Sunday, January 5th, 2:00pm

Forest Bathing

Saturday, January 18th 5pm

Saturday, February 8th 5:30pm

Saturday, March 7th 6pm

Saturday, April 4 7:30pm

Winter Night Hike

Friday, February 7th, 7:00pm

Winter Hike

Sunday, March 1st, 2:00pm

Early Signs of Spring

Sunday, March 22nd, 2:00pm

Songbirds

Saturday, April 4th, 8:00am

Spring Wildflowers

Sunday, April 26th, 2:00pm

PARK HOURS & LOCATION

 

Park closes 30 minutes after sundown.

5197 Silver Rd. Wooster, Oh 44691

This primitive park is located at the intersection of Jefferson and Silver Roads, west of Wooster, off U.S. 250.

 

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