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Upcoming Events

Wildflower Hike
Sunday, April 28th, 1:30PM

The end of April is the best time to see the greatest variety of spring woodland wildflowers. Wooster Memorial Park has an excellent display of spring wildflowers. Come and enjoy the show!

This will be a moderate 1-2 mile hike without crossing the Run.

Our cold weather hikes will be accompanied by a campfire afterwards.  Bring chairs if you like.

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Creative Photography 
Sunday, May 12th, 1:30PM

Join us for a short hike where we will slow down and try to see the park from a new perspective. Our focus will be on thinking about how we take photos and how we can improve our images by simply changing our perspective. You are welcome to bring your camera or your phone. This will not be a technical lesson on gear or equipment, we will be focusing on how to see differently.

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Campfire
Saturday, May 18th, 8:30PM

Join us to simply relax around the campfire.  Bring chairs and snacks as you wish.

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Spangler Trail Hike
Sunday, June 2nd, 1:30PM

Join us for a hike on the Spangler trail. One of the park’s original trails, it has been rerouted several times over the years. Be prepared for a 2 mile hike and to cross Rathburn Run 6 times. 

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Prophetic Oaks
Saturday, June 22nd, 7:30PM

The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that trees were wise and sacred, and forested sanctuaries were central to many mythological gods and goddesses. Come on a short hike to a majestic oak in the forest of WMP, and come on an imaginary journey to remember a time long ago: when primeval oaks were considered to have the power of human speech, and mortal seekers journeyed far to hear their counsel. Let's circle up around one of WMP's magnificent oaks, to hear the fascinating evidence for ancient oak groves that survives in history, archaeology, and myth.

 

The 7:30 meeting time will allow us to take a short hike out to a selected oak, and then enjoy the approaching sunset around the campfire. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Fireflies & Campfire
Saturday, June 29th, 8:30PM

No moon tonight but dark is good for watching fireflies!  Carey Elvey of the Untied Titanium Bug Zoo will lead us on a short stroll around the prairies and nearby trails or simply relax by the fire to enjoy the show.  Please bring your own chair or blanket.

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Beech Leaf Disease Information Hike
Sunday, July 21st, 1:00PM

The American beech with its smooth gray bark is an iconic tree throughout Ohio, including Wooster Memorial Park. It is being affected by a new disease, Beech Leaf Disease, which causes dark banding on leaves, leaf disfigurement, twig and branch dieback, and ultimately tree mortality.  First detected in northeast Ohio in 2012, it has spread throughout the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States and was found in WMP last year.  Join us to learn more about the disease, its symptoms, and possible control in a hike led by Dan Herms of the Davey Tree Expert Company.  The impact of other invasive forest pests will also be discussed.  This 1-2 mile hike will take us down into the valley of Rathburn Run.

These group hikes are brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park (www.friendsofwmp.com) and are open to the public. Event will begin at the Education Parking Area. Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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Words and Wanders with the Wayne County Public Library
Wednesday, August 14th, 10:00AM

Join us and our friends from the Wayne County Public Library to learn more about the history of Wooster Memorial Park, enjoy an easy one mile hike, and time permitting, talk about our recent reads.

This group hike is brought to you by Friends of Wooster Memorial Park and the Wayne County Public Library.  It is open to the public and will begin at the Education Area parking lot.  Come prepared for the weather and to have a good time!

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