Richland Avenue Park

This park is located off of Richland Avenue and connects to Dairy Lane Park. The park features a playground area, restroom facilities, and a shelter house with 5 tables. The shelter house can be reserved for events for $30 per day and includes all day access (8am - 8pm). To reserve this shelter, please call 740-592-3325. 

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There will be events at both Richland Avenue Park and Camp Rotan for kids to come out and enjoy our parks while learning about nature!

Camp Rotan: 

Join us at Camp Rotan on Longview Heights Road on Saturday, May 21st for Kids to Parks Day!
Learn about invasive plants, help us remove some, and explore the creek!
There will be 2 sessions. Please note that parking is limited.
Session 1: Meet in the parking lot at 10am and you can join us for an invasive clean up hike. Then Rural Action will take you on a Creek Exploration at 10:30am!
Session 2: Meet in the parking lot at 10:45am and join us for an invasive clean up hike. Then join Rural Action on a Creek Exploration at 11:15am!
Note: You will need to bring your own gloves. Trowels will be provided


Richland Avenue Park:

Join us from 12:00-2:00pm for a variety of fun field games such as tug of war, an obstacle course, ring toss, water games, and more! 

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Photos courtesy of Ohio University and Athens County Public Libraries

Humanities in the Park

This new, interactive exhibit series located in the Richland Ave Park aims to highlight the important role the humanities have played in shaping Athens and Southeast Ohio--and how they still impact our daily lives.

Visit the first exhibit “Women Promoting Education in Southeast Ohio” currently on display, and look for new exhibits every few months. Meant to offer something for all ages, the panels include QR codes that will take visitors to resources like diaries and documents in online archives.

Humanities in the Park is made possible, in part, by a grant from Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Many local organizations also came together to make the exhibit series possible, including the Athens Department of Arts, Parks and Recreation; the Athens County Public Libraries; humanities faculty in the Ping Institute; the Ohio University Libraries (in particular the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections and the Digital Initiatives Department); and The Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University.

Click here for more information.