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Area attractions

Get outside and get moving! With our many growing community attractions it’s getting easier to get in some exercise and quality outdoor time at our public parks and trails! Parks and recreation J.R. Smith Park in Sunbury acts as host to many little league activities and features a baseball diamond, picnic area, updated playground equipment and football and soccer fields. The Big Walnut Conservation Club also hosts little league activities. Harlem Bicentennial Park, near Center Village, has a picnic area with a shelter house and baseball diamonds. Ruffner Park in Galena has baseball diamonds, a picnic area with a shelter house and a nice playground. McNamara Park, located in Genoa Township, boasts a playground, shelter house, soccer fields; and a direct connection to the Ohio to Erie Trail, a bike and walking path that runs through Genoa Township to the southern part of Galena. The village of Galena is proud of their boardwalk on Hoover Reservoir, where you can enjoy the wildlife and waterlife. Kinslow Park Disc Golf Course was established in 2005 and recently underwent rehabilitation thanks to the generous support of both the Columbus Flyers Disc Golf Club and 12

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Village of Sunbury’s Parks Committee. Check the Chamber’s website for local tournaments to enter the family in or just stop by for a relaxing hike through the woods while trying to come in under par. This course continues to be free to the public. Walking distance from the disc golf course is Freedom Park on Ohio 61 in Sunbury behind Sunbury Church of the Nazarene. This park is a new undertaking by the volunteers at the church, and the initial phase of construction is complete with plans in place to expand the park over the next several years. Feel free to make use of the facility while taking children to team practices or just stop by on a sunny day for a picnic and some playground fun. Walking paths Once everyone’s legs have been stretched out from the fun listed above make sure to check out our communities many walking paths. The Delaware County Friends of the Trail (DCFT) is actively working to provide a comprehensive series of trails throughout our community. • The Hoover Scenic Trail was completed in October 2010. It starts at Plumb Road in Delaware County between Old 3C Highway and State Route 3 and runs through the Hoover

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Nature Preserve featuring a pedestrian bridge overlooking Hoover Reservoir with incredible bird watching opportunities. • The Big Walnut Community Trail is a 0.6 mile surfaced trail in Sunbury that follows an old railroad bed from a trestle across Old 3C Highway to Big Walnut Elementary School. The trailhead is located just above Columbus St. just south of S. Vernon St. • The Galena Brick Trail is a 900 ft. trail that follows an old rail bed behind the former Galena Shale and Brick factory north, between the Big and Little Walnut Creek. • The Genoa Township Trail runs from Mt Royal Ave. to Plumb Road along an old railway down State Route 3. It connects to the Westerville Trail system to the south and ends to the north where the DCFT has worked with Delaware County to secure a Clean Ohio Fund grant to continue the trail from Plumb Road towards the Village of Galena. Athletic associations Athletic associations in the Big Walnut community consist of the Girls Softball Association, Junior Baseball Association, Soccer Association, Youth Athletic Association, Youth Basketball Association and the Big Walnut Athletic Boosters. www.SunburyBigWalnutChamber.com

Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Community Profile 2017-2018  

Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory and Community Profile 2017-2018