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Alley Park

2805 Old Logan Rd SE
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Phone: 740-681-5025
Overview
Goslin Nature Education Center at Alley Park holds programs for all ages. Activities such as Archery, canoeing, bonfires, games, crafts and informational time with animals as well as special events like Maple Syrup Tapping, Frontier Spirit and Pumpkin Hike.
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Calendar of Events
Frontier Spirit
Sat Sep 29Sun Sep 30

Join us and experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home in early Fairfield County. This is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages.

A large village has sprung up showing the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmiths, spinning, weaving and more.

The marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.

Concessions are available...snacks, drinks and food including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire.

Cost: Free

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Pumpkin Hike
Sat Oct 20

5:00 - 7:30 pm Bonfire and concessions at Nature Center Parking Lot

6:30 - 8:30 pm Hike Starts at Nature Center Parking Lot.

If you would like to carve pumpkins, we need you . Please arrive at the Alley Park Barn at 8:00 am and bring your carving tools.

Cost: Free

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fall Hike
Sun Nov 4

2:00 pm.

Volunteers will be leading a hike through the falling leaves. The hike will be 2+ miles on uneven terrain at a moderate pace. Closed toed shows and a hiking stick are suggested. Meet in the front parking lot of Alley Park.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Holiday Family Night
Mon Dec 3

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join the staff at Alley Park as we are preparing for Santas visit. Preview the amazing light display throughout the park. A fun craft night for all. Help us make enough ornaments to decorate the donation tree. Warm up with some hot chocolate. Bring your camera to take some pictures by the giant tree upstairs. Park in the back parking lot of Alley Park. Meet in the lower level of the Goslin Nature Center for activities. Registration not required.

Cost: Free

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Santa and Friends at Alley Park
Thu Dec 6Fri Dec 7Sat Dec 8

600 - 800 pm.

Enjoy the beauty of nature as you and your family explore Alley Park. Bask in the glow of the bonfires, and share hot dogs, marshmallows, and hot chocolate while listening to seasonal music. Be amazed by the elaborate light displays throughout the park on your way to meet the elves and Mrs. Claus. Listen as Santa tells some fun stories to the whole group. Visit the animals in the nature center. Wood carvers are on hand, and you can also pick up some Christmas ornaments to help support the nature center. Bring your clan for an evening of family fun! This holiday celebration is fun for kids of all ages!

Cost: Free to the Public

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.ci.lancaster.oh.us/254/charles-alley-nature-park
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