Location

1900 Park Street
Springfield, OH 45504

Call 937-398-7600 for more information     

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Thank You Note from Shawnee Hills following SPGA Tour

Shovels and Buckeye

Stop and visit Snyder Park and the Snyder Park Gardens & Arboretum (SPGA) and include it in your “must see” destination and local attraction in Clark County, Ohio. Tourists will discover one of our community’s largest parks as Snyder Park connects youth, adults and families to 212 acres of nature and recreation. Iconic landmarks like Old Stone Bridge, placid lagoons and the boathouse line the main roadway as people will immerse themselves in the best free fun Clark County has to offer!

Snyder Park gives everyone the opportunity to connect with nature by embarking on a hiking trail through meadows, prairie grasses and gardens. Visitors can play a game of horseshoes, cast a fishing line, watch or participate in a game at the baseball diamond or play the game of tennis at the Dredge Tennis Complex. Families can gather for celebrations and special occasions at one of the picnic areas or shelters and enjoy fun at the all-access playground and “sprayground.”

The year 2015 was the beginning of a community collaboration involving National Trail Parks and Recreation District, Clark County Ohio State University Extension and Master Gardeners of Clark County. It was during this time that the OSU Extension Gateway Learning Garden was relocated to the former Snyder Park Golf Course, now called the Snyder Park Gardens & Arboretum. The preservation of this community amenity became an energized force with Ohio State University Extension and the Master Gardener Volunteers as they started working on a landscape design master plan for the relocation of their demonstration plots which were used as research, teaching and display gardens.

As we continue to visualize, create and grow the master plan over the upcoming years, tourists will experience visually, educationally and experientially the addition of the Snyder Park Gardens & Arboretum to the parks system. All of the garden areas are being installed with a focus on sustainable gardening practices, with the purpose of teaching visitors how to be successful in their own gardens. Hollandia Gardens Association and Springfield Kiwanis will also be fundraising and designing areas that will include an interactive and integrated Children’s Garden.

The master plan for SPGA includes the following: Research plots; Perennial displays; Early Ohio Settler’s Garden; Regional Ohio State University turf research plots; Garden of Eatin’; Outdoor kitchen with accessible garden; Victory Garden; Contemplative garden; Perennial trials; Tree and shrub collections; Outdoor education area; Children’s Garden and Pavilion. Concerned with maintaining the long history of our community, SPGA will incorporate historic artifacts from Memorial Hall and Snyder Park throughout the gardens.

 

Gardens

Early Ohio Settler's Garden Field Trials
Garden of Eatin' Perennial Garden
Turf Research Plots Victory Garden
Future Plans  

Springfield Foundation Feature Garden

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