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Community Park

Fairborn's Community Park offers something for everyone - soccer and softball fields, seven picnic shelters, a 500 seat amphitheater, disc golf course, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts and a two mile paved walking and fitness trail surrounded by natural areas. A permanent conservation easement protects the wetland areas forever.

The wooded upper park serves as a land lab for Fairborn High School. BW Greenway, through a Clean Ohio Grant, added the northern wooded section to the park referred to as the Community Park Reserve.







Location: Entrance and parking located on East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.

Lat/Long Coordinates: 39.784985,-84.010157

Trail length: 2 miles of paved trail plus additional earthen and mulched trails

Trail difficulty: Easy, all trails are essentially flat

What to see: Natural areas include two restored prairies of native grasses, over 40 acres of forest, several wetland areas and vernal pools, a fiveacre pond, the Beaver Creek, wildflower trail, wet woods, dry woods, and restored wetlands. Access across creek by bridge.


Amenities: 206 acres with parking, sports areas, picnic area, amphitheater, hiking and fitness trail, disc golf course and restrooms

Wetland fact: From clean water to fresh air, the natural community around us is essential to our health. Take care of your local wetlands - for your own sake! The artificial levee on the east side of Beaver Creek was removed in two locations to restore natural flooding to the flood plain in the mid 1990s, thus preventing significant downstream flooding events. This was done under a grant to Wright State University and the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association.

Ownership:
City of Fairborn. Operated by Parks and Recreation Division.

Partners:
B-W Greenway Community


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