Anderson Parks Awarded Grant for Outdoor Classroom
The Anderson Park District was awarded a $73,000 grant for the MariMac Outdoor Classroom project at W. M. Johnson Hills Park. The grant was submitted through the twenty-fifth round of the NatureWorks grant program, administered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The MariMac Outdoor Classroom project is an experiential learning space where children and adults can connect with nature through active and passive activities. The facility will include amphitheater seating for 40-50 people, a shelter, fire pit, utility upgrades and accessible walkways. Nature and environmental education elements will feature native plant species of southwest Ohio, native animal species and habitats, watersheds and watershed stewardship, and a rain garden.