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Preservation Parks of Delaware County




Preser­va­tion Parks of Delaware County was cre­ated in response to a grow­ing need to pro­tect open space and unique nat­ural habi­tats for the pub­lic good. rnrnThe Park District's mis­sion is to pro­vide pas­sive recre­ation activ­i­ties, such as hik­ing and pic­nick­ing, while keep­ing devel­op­ment to a min­i­mum. Walk­ing paths and view­ing areas allow peo­ple to get close to nature with­out dis­turb­ing it. Within the park sys­tem, vis­i­tors can see rolling mead­ows, vir­tu­ally untouched wood lots, ravine sys­tems, water­ways, and the remains of glaciers.rnrnPreser­va­tion Parks is funded pri­mar­ily by prop­erty tax dol­lars approved by vot­ers of Delaware County. The most recent 10-year levy was approved in 2008. Tax rev­enue is aug­mented by fed­eral and state grants, along with gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tions of land, mate­ri­als, equip­ment and time from donors and volunteers. rnrn