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Pollinator Meadow at Darrow Road Park

Darrow Road Park serves as one of the headwaters for the Tinkers Creek Watershed, and approximately 70% of the park is a designated wetland environment. Before the meadow was restored in 2020, it was filled with non-native invasive cool season grasses, Eurasian Bush Honeysuckle, Canada Thistle, Autumn Olive, flowering spiny Callery Pear, Common Teasel and…

Monarch Garden

The Friends of Hudson Parks have developed a native plant filled Monarch/Pollinator Garden at Hudson Springs Park. The garden provides an excellent opportunity for park visitors to observe our native Ohio bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and flies and the beautiful native plants that sustain them. A second natural woodland pollinator planting has been added at Cascade Park…

Pollinator Meadow at Hudson Springs Park

Our latest project to reintroduce lost native flowers and grasses to support and restore native populations of bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects at Hudson Springs Park.

Pack the Pond

Pack the Pond – Monday, 8/7 Pack the Pond is back this year, Monday, August 7 from 5pm to 8pm at Hudson Springs Park. Join the hundreds of families that attend Pack the Pond! Activities include free kayak, canoe and paddleboard opportunities courtesy of Kent State University Department of Recreation and Wellness Services Adventure Center.  Because of…
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Playground Palooza

The 2023 Playground Palooza is underway! Details here for information. Click here for Passport.

BioBlitz

In the Spring of 2023,  FOHP partnered with Melissa Davis of the  Kent State Herbarium and Hudson High school’s ninth grade honors biology class to begin the process of making an inventory of the flora and fauna of Hudson Springs Park.  We refer to this type of organized event as a “bio-blitz”. The free phone…

Geocaching Adventure 2023

Are you ready to explore the Hudson parks searching for some unique and challenging caches?  Do you like puzzles?  Would you like to learn a little of Hudson’s park and cemetery history?  The Friends of Hudson Parks Geocaching Adventure continues in its 12th year.  This is a perfect activity to get out into the parks in…

Hudson Story Walk

The Story Walk program is jointly sponsored by Hudson Community Education & Recreation (HCER) and Friends of Hudson Parks (FOHP) in cooperation with the Hudson Parks Department. The Hudson Story Walks are located at Veterans Way Park and Bicentennial Woods. They were originally installed in 2016 with the idea that families with young children could…