Welcome to Berkshire Township, Delaware County, Ohio

Berkshire Township has a Free Little Library in the park. It is stocked and open for readers of all ages! Residents are welcome to donate appropriate books as well as borrow any that are in the library.

Our library is now part of the Free Little Library Organization, which is the world's largest book sharing movement. Our charter number is #75862, and we are located on their world-wide map. You can read more at https://littlefreelibrary.org/

Parks and Trails Master Plan

To read the Master Plan, please click on the links below. The Master Plan is intended to be a flexible document that responds to a growing township. Aspects of this plan, including recommendations and implementation strategies, should be regularly reviewed and refined in order to best respond to new opportunities and evolving recreational priorities.

Berkshire Community Park

Take a book - Leave a book!

PARK ETIQUETTE

  • When visiting with dogs, please keep them leashed at all times. This is for your safety, your pet's, and others using the path.
  • Please clean up after your dog. Doggie Waste-stations have been installed on the path around the perimeter of the park. Do not put pet waste in the trash containers in the garden/play area.
  • Please refrain from smoking in the garden and playground areas.
  • Trash receptacles have been installed between the garden and play area to help cut down on litter. Please be considerate and dispose of your trash. Do not put pet waste in these containers.
  • When using the path around the property, watch for vehicles entering and leaving the parking lot.
  • Please do not pick the flowers in the garden or allow your children or pets to play in the flower beds. We

          want to keep the area clean and pleasant for all to enjoy.

In the summer of 2018, township resident and local butterfly expert, Floyd Siebert became actively involved with the Berkshire Learning Garden through Susan Holtry, one of the garden's creators. Working with Susan, Floyd volunteered to help "raise" a new generation of Berkshire monarch residents.


He began visiting the garden in early summer, monitoring the growth of our pollinator flowers, the arrival of the butterflies, checking for eggs then caterpillars, and taking them home to a safe controlled environment to develop.


Here are a few photos of the metamorphosis and the emergence of "Wunder" - a female monarch who was released back in the garden on August 30th, 2018 in preparation for her long migration to Mexico. Since the release of Wunder, several more Berkshire Monarchs have been released in the garden, perpetuating this beautiful species.  Thank you, Floyd, for your great interest and care for our monarch family!

PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOGS WHILE WALKING AT THE PARK   We ask that you please keep your dogs leashed when you are walking them at the park or on the path surrounding the property. It is for the safety of your pet, other dogs, and children or people who may be using the path, too. Dog parks are the perfect place to exercise your dog off-leash, but on our walking path dogs need to be under control at all times. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.