Encouraging free play for children in a natural setting, this local hidden gem is a unique destination for local families.
The site features 90 acres of prairie and woodland with four hiking trails, but it's the playscape that really makes this a special destination for families.
The playscape was dedicated last year in honor of Greene County Parks & Trails’ Maintenance Lead Jeremy Lovely, who died in a construction accident at the reserve.
What makes a "playscape" different from a "playground" is that its features are almost all created from natural materials. A log cabin and a tee pee provide a perfect setting for open-ended, creative play, and there is no shortage of other features designed to engage. Climb a tree, play on the giant see-saw, build a fort, walk the tight ropes, practice your parkour and more. The excitement at the playscape is only limited by your imagination!
More info: Russ Nature Reserve.