Day in the Park Rossford 2014

To celebrate our acquisition from the city of a conservation easement on approximately 6 acres on the edges of Rossford Park, we invite you to the second annual “A Day in the Park”.

  •  It takes place Saturday, April 26 from 2:00 -5:00.
  •  2 pm:  Events start at 2:00 with a ribbon cutting representing the partnership between the City of Fort Thomas and the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy to protect and enhance the forests of Fort Thomas.  This event will take place at    the Rossford Shelter House.
  •  2:30 pm:  Board member Mark Leopold will lead a hike at 2:30 entitled, “Envision the Future”.  This hike will walk the conservation easement and discuss what is there now and the plans the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy has to reforest and enhance this area.
  • 2:30 – 5 pm:  Learn how to plant a tree.  We have 400 tree saplings to plant on the grassy hillside just down from the ball fields.  If you are looking to get involved, don’t miss this day to learn about the many opportunities to volunteer in the future during our reforestation efforts at Rossford.  Please wear hiking boots if you plan to attend the hike or help in the tree planting because it will likely be muddy.
  • 2:30 – 5 pm:  Many other family-friendly events will be going on during A Day in the Park.
    • Under the shelter house,  there will be a beekeeper, representative from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department;
    • We will have information on native and invasive plants
    • There will be a yoga class for kids;
    • A “Pill Bug Derby” and more.
    • There will also be a “Gnomadic Journey” quest for kids to find hidden gnomes throughout the park that have a riddle for one to solve.  Answer the riddle and win a prize.