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Minard Mills County Park

Features

  1. Fishing
  2. Gardens
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Picnic Shelters
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Playground
  7. Restrooms

About


Located on Sandstone Creek, Minard Mills County Parks includes five beautiful acres where its natural atmosphere, landscaped gardens, stream, parks nursery, and playground area result in a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors. The park also offers picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, playground area, and modern restrooms.

Rules

  • Park hours are dawn to dusk
  • Alcohol is prohibited
  • All vehicles in designated parking areas only
  • Domestic pets and service animals are welcome. Pets must be on a leash no more than six feet in length and under your immediate control at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pets, keeping your pets from disturbing wildlife, and keeping your pets from disturbing visitors
  • Swim at your own risk - no lifeguard on duty
  • In case of emergency - Dial 911

History


In 1834 the George Minard family built a sawmill and it was called Minard's Mill. A grist mill was built later at the site of the east bridge and rebuilt in 1883 then later a cider mill was added to that. It was then called Minard Mills, which is still its name as of today. In 1939, George Cheetham the last owner of the mill, tore it down and that year John and Mary Cheetham Sold the land that is below the drive to the county for $1,000.

The Willie Herrington family who lived on the hill south of Minard from 1903 until 1943 had a son named Leon. In 1946, Leon sold their portion of the land to the County Road Commission for $1. Nancy Seydell has been a longtime caretaker of the park and takes great pride in the work she does. Vandalism has been an issue in the past but now that there has been a light installed, there hasn't been any issues.