Hamilton County, Ohio
Old-Growth Forest in the City
This 26-acre site supports an old-growth forest surrounded by urban neighborhoods. A good trail network allows full access within the preserve as well as connections to trails in the adjacent Parkers Woods, a 63-acre Cincinnati park with mature woodland stands.
Protected by Cincinnati Parks
Dedication of the preserve took place on Arbor Day in 1974 after failed efforts to develop the land for an apartment complex. Funds from the Greater Cincinnati Tree Council, Cincinnati Park Board, U.S. Land and Water Conservation Fund, conservationists, and thousands of school children made the purchase possible.
Volunteers with Northside Greenspace, a neighborhood conservation organization, help maintain the preserve and have carried out extensive removal of invasives.
For information on volunteering and contributing, see http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/support-us/friend-of-parks and http://northsidegreenspace.org/.