Our Parks

Ouabache (prounounced Wabash) Trails Park

A 254-acre park, Ouabache Trails is a naturally wooded area featuring steeply rolling hills covered in deciduous growth and low flatlands.  Activities range from river fishing (foot access only) to nature study, wildlife observation, camping (class A & B), picnicking, hiking, geocaching, mountain biking, wildflower walks, volleyball, basketball, archery, horseshoes, photography and elementary school interpretative programs. Visitors can enjoy over 4 miles of walking trails, 5 shelter houses, 4 playgrounds areas and a ball field. Overnight accommodations include 4 rental cabins, a campground with showers and laundry facilities and a canoe camp.

Hillcrest Park

A 20-acre park featuring white, red and spruce pine trees, Hillcrest Park provides habitat for small wildlife. The park offers 3 shelter houses, a playground, picnic facilities, a disc golf course and 1/2 mile of walking trails.

Emison Mill Park

Located on Mariah Creek, this park offers a shelter house, picnic facilities, open play areas, a playground, and a baseball field.

Pyramid Mound

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Pyramid Mound is undeveloped and accessible to foot traffic only.

Enoco Coal Mine

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010, the property that was formerly the Enoco Coal Mine is a 160-acre reclaimed mine site near Bruceville.  The Department of Natural Resources completed a project to protect the ecosystem by building a wetland in 2009.

Fox Ridge Nature Park project

A part of the former the Fox Ridge golf course, this 95-acre piece of property was converted to public use as a nature park in early 2015. The purchase of the property was paid for in part by the state’s Bicentennial Nature Trust grant project and development efforts are ongoing as part of a federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. The focus of the Fox Ridge Nature Park is to allow the public a space for passive recreation, which means walking and hiking, bicycling, fishing and exploring the natural world that inhabits the park.