COVID-19 Park District Update

Following the guidelines and restrictions set forth by State and Federal officials, Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District is working to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Alongside current directives that have been set forth, Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District is also implementing the following: * All parks are currently open. We understand that a walk in the park and spending time in nature may help lessen the stress that many of us are experiencing. * A minimum maintenance staff will be on duty to ensure that the parks are clean and safe for you, but please help us to keep your parks clean! * As of March 13, 2020, all programs, facility and shelter reservations, athletics and other gatherings have been canceled through May 1, 2020. As that date approaches, park staff will reassess to decide when activities may resume and provide you with updates as soon as possible. * Organized use of the athletic fields is prohibited until the cancellation of all programs and activities is lifted. * The Park District administrative office is closed to the public. However, the administrative staff is available for questions and assistance remotely. If there is an emergency in a park, please call 9-1-1. For park information, please visit bellbrooksugarcreekparks.org, or you may call us at 937-848-3535. You may also contact us via email at info@bellbrooksugarcreekparks.org. * As of March 23, 2020, playgrounds, restrooms, tennis courts, and basketball courts within the parks will be CLOSED for public use. Please do not use the parks and facilities for group gatherings. Rather, feel free to visit the parks with a friend or your family only. * Nature and prairie trails remain open and people are encouraged to use them at their leisure. Again, please don’t bring a group. If State or Federal guidelines change in regards to parks and park amenities, the Park District will amend these guidelines accordingly. We know that some of these restrictions are inconvenient. We appreciate your cooperation and compliance in this fight to limit the spread of this virus.

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History

In 1972 the district was originally formed as the Sugarcreek Township Park District. The first park under the Sugarcreek Township Park District was Magee Park. In 1983 the Sugarcreek Park Board and the Bellbrook Park Board combined forming the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District.  In 1989 Sugarcreek Township split from the City of Bellbrook. Instead of dividing the parks, the city and township agreed to turn ownership of the parks to the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District. This included Magee Park, Carriage by the Lake Park (now known as Kehl Park) and Possum Run Park.  The Park District acquired 30 acres on Washington Mill Road now known as Washington Mill Park from the Koogler Family. Later the Koogler Family donated an additional 5 acres to the Park District making a total of 35 acres.

In 1990 the Sugarcreek Ski Lodge and 4 acres were donated to the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District.  In 1991 the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District renovated the Ski Lodge and developed the Community Center. The Park District not only had its first offices but were now able to offer programming to the community.  In 2011, the City of Bellbrook deeded the title of Bellbrock and Petrikis Parks to the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District to allow for more focused improvements to the parks. Today the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Park District owns and/or manages numerous parks totaling approximately 670 acres in the City of Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township. The Park District is governed by three Park Commissioners appointed by the Greene County Common Pleas Court. Meetings are held the Fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00am (effective March 2010) at the Community Center.