Welcome to Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio
The Mission of the Berkshire Township Parks is to provide diverse
year-round leisure opportunities through the preservation of open space,
park settings, recreational facilities, and programs for the residents of Berkshire Township. We strive to strengthen the bonds of community
and enhance quality of life for present
and future generations.
When the township trustees purchased the land at 1454 Rome Corners Road where the Township Hall now stands, their vision included the concept of a township park being built at some point in the future.
In 2016, plans for a park began to take shape through the efforts of the trustees, staff, and a residents' Parks Committee.
In March of 2017 $20,000 in seed money was appropriated to begin the Berkshire Community Park. It was agreed a play area for young children and a pollinator garden area for all to enjoy would be the first priorities moving forward.
In addition to the original concept, the Trustees agreed to the installation of a Born Learning Trail in the park. Created by United Way, Born Learning Trails help parents of very young children connect with their kids in fun, interactive, and educational ways. Berkshire is proud to be one of the first recipients of this exciting project sponsored by United Way of Delaware County and the Women's Leadership Network of United Way. In addition, our Born Learning Trail has custom artwork designed and installed by students from the Big Walnut High School National Art Honor Society. Also, in partnership with United Way, volunteers from the Delaware Campus of Columbus State Community College installed the posts and signage for the trail. We hope you'll come and visit soon!
Trees? Yes, Please!
Creating a park in what was once an open field requires foresight and planning. Last fall, twelve large, beautiful trees were planted in our new park. Stop by and see what a difference they already make. Then picture how magnificent they'll be in 15-20 years! Exciting!
Berkshire Community Park
Photos from the Born Learning Trail Installation, Fall 2017
Remember, we're just getting started!
If you were able to visit the park already, then you have seen the beginnings of the play area for the kids. More features and play-spaces are planned and in the spring we'll resume the process of adding to the features already in place. So hang in there - if you have kids and are looking for a fun place to bring them, we'll be sure to share as each new phase is completed.
Photos from the Party in the Park Opening