Hanover School Memorial Park

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Hanover Township has been aggressive in
responding to Township Residents Surveys
that identified park expansion and more
recreational opportunities as a high priority
for the township. The Township has
purchased additional land and has made
many developments to the 18 acres located
at the intersection of Morman Road and
State Route 130. The park consists of a
Veterans’ Memorial, .55 walking/jogging
path, children’s playground, picnic shelters,
restrooms, a small baseball diamond, large
gazebo, onsite grills, and expanded parking area.
The gazebo and small Shelter #2 are available
for reservation.

The park has increased in use and as quickly become a
regional attraction for children and families. In addition, the
Township sponsors four major events in the Park: Kids Fest in June, Wine Tasting and Concert in August, Hanover Haunted Harvest in October and Veterans Ceremony  in November. To assist with planning and events associated with the park, the Township has an Ad Hoc Park Advisory Committee to work under the direction of the Township Administrator and make recommendations regarding park expansion and recreation activities. Members of the committee include Jeff Buddo, Robert Krieger, Angie Clausen, Joe Pyfrin, Stephanie Lentz, Terry Moran, Diana Ramsey and Mike Tilton.

 The successful development of this park is the direct result of partnerships formed with Butler County, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and citizen contributions. Over $260,000.00 in matching grant funds have been obtained by the Township and applied to park development. Citizens can support the park by participating in the Park Memorial Tree and Bench Programs recognizing family members, friends and civic groups. More information about these programs can be obtained by calling 513-896-9059.

The Veterans’ Memorial portion of the Park includes an aspect for community participation. Memorial Bricks may be purchased to honor veterans ($35) or other non veteran family members and individuals ($50.00). Details regarding purchase and participation may be obtained by calling 513-896-9059.

Although revenues have been decreased by property devaluations and reductions from the State of Ohio, the Township continues seek improvements through small grants and private contributions. High priorities for future attention include a new modern restroom facility, drainage improvements, expanded water and electric utilities, picnic tables and added children's attractions.