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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
Community Fishing Day and Earth Day Celebration
Sat Apr 21

8:30 am sign in for Fishing Derby

9:00 - 10:00 am Passport to Fishing Education Program

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Fishing Derby

Come celebrate the re-opening of Lake Loretta. Kids ages 15 and younger can participate in a fishing education session and receive free fishing gear. A catch and release fishing Derby will begin at 10:00 am. Fishing bait provided. A few fishing poles available to use for the derby. Craft and nature activities happening in the Nature Center. Meet in the Goslin Nature Center at Alley Park. Registration not required.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sun Apr 29

1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Check into the lower level to receive your scavenger hunt for the day. Work individually or as a group to find and photograph the items at Alley Park. Return to the Nature Center by 4:00 pm to receive a prize based on how many items you found.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Wildflower Hike
Sat May 5

10:00 - 11:30 am.

Roger Grossenbacher, park volunteer will be leading the hike in search of wildflowers at Alley Park. The hike will be 2+ miles on uneven terrain at a moderate pace. Closed toed shoes 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,
Family Fun Day
Sat Jun 9

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Family Fun Day: Canoeing and Archery

Cost Per Person: Resident Fee $5; Non Resident Fee $6

Cost Per Family (3 or more): Resident Fee $12; Non Resident Fee $15

Certified Canoe and Archery instructors will teach skills for each activity. Equipment provided.

Park in the front parking lot, then meet at the log cabin. Registration not required.

Cost: $5-6/person, $12-15/family

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Family Outdoor Cooking
Sun Jun 24

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Cost: Resident Fee $5; Non Resident Fee $6

Learn some recipes and ways to cook meals outdoors. Cooking over the campfire and coals in Dutch ovens, kettles, pie irons, and roasting sticks. Plenty of food to sample along the way.

Meet in the back parking lot by the Goslin Nature Center at Alley Park.

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 18

Cost: $5-6/person, Reg by June 18th

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Night Hike
Sat Aug 4

8:30 pm.

Bring along a flashlight for your adventures on the rail. Whoooo knows what you might find along the way. Fun for all ages. Registration is not required. Hike leader will meet you 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,
Star Gazing
Sat Aug 18

8:00 pm

Volunteers will be available with their telescopes, and they will gladly help teach you to set up yours if you have one. View the moon and the stars that evening. Meet in the field across from the park entrance of Alley Park.

Registration not required.

Cost: Free

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Star Gazing
Sat Sep 15

8:00 pm

Volunteers will be available with their telescopes, and they will gladly help teach you to set up yours if you have one. View the moon and the stars that evening. Meet in the field across from the park entrance of Alley Park.

Registration not required.

Cost: Free

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Sun Sep 16

1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Check into the lower level to receive your scavenger hunt for the day. Work individually or as a group to find and photograph the items at Alley Park. Return to the Nature Center by 4:00 pm to receive a prize based on how many items you found.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
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.lancasterparks.com
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