Corner of Spangler & Union Roads
Spangler Nature Preserve Google Maps Locator
Photo credit: Mike Shade
Spangler Nature Preserve is one of the newest parks for the Clark County Park District. Thanks to the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grants program managed by the Ohio Public Works Commission, the Clark County Park District was able to purchase the Leadingham farm south of the Estel Wenrick Wetlands, expanding the nature preserve to over 300 acres. The newly planted Preserve opened in 2014 with nearly two miles of walking trails through the prairie.
Long range plans for the farmstead buildings include a Nature Center to offer fun and creative hands-on educational opportunities to the entire region.
The Spangler Nature Preserve also encomapsses property acquired on both sides of Spangler Road by the B-W Greenway through Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grants that was then turned over to the Park District. A new parking lot is planned on the southwest side of Spangler Road and hiking trails will provide public access to these new areas.