Beaver Creek Wetland Nature Reserve, Phillips Park |
& Rotary Park
This combined Greene County, Greene County Park District and Beavercreek Township park features a floodplain wetland. The trail descends to
the Beaver Creek. The park features reconstructed wetlands and is the site of wetland research by the Wright State University Biology Department.
Phillips Park was acquired by Beavercreek Township in 1990 from the Phillips Family. The trail northward is the access point for the Beaver
Creek Wetlands Nature Reserve, owned by Greene County Park District.
Location: Entrance and parking on Dayton-Xenia Rd. just east of N. Orchard Ln.
Lat/Long Coordinates: 39.712774,-84.013333
Trail length: Phillips Park and Beaver Creek Wetland Nature Reserve combination loop is 1.26 miles with an eastern spur from north bridge 0.6
miles one way. The Phillips Park trail also has a spur 0.3 mile one way going to Rotary Park.
Trail difficulty: Mostly flat, all parts are muddy after rain
What to see: This area of mixed habitat provides birdwatchers with great birding opportunities and is often a "hotspot" during the annual Audubon
spring bird count. Primary habitats are floodplain woodlands, marsh, wet prairies, woodland pools, the creek and scrub shrub wetlands.
Amenities: Acreage is a combined 92.8, Township 41 acres, County Parks 51.8 acres. Adjacent green space includes: Rotary Park
adding 113.6 acres and another 32.6 owned by Greene County Sanitary Engineering.Parking, picnic shelter, picnicking, fishing pond (catch and release),
hiking trail, observation deck, portable restrooms
Wetland fact: Stream riffles, like those seen under the bridge at Phillips Park, help streams stay healthy through aeration. Air bubbles help the water
remove pollution naturally, reducing the cost of water treatment systems.