|Date||November 21, 2019|
Mt. Carmel Park
Mt. Carmel Park is the township’s smallest park, often being referred to as a “Pocket Park.” It is a neighborhood park to serve the Mt. Carmel area. Mt. Carmel Park is a beautiful green space located at Dameron Lane and Ravenwood Court. This neighborhood park includes a completely equipped playground area with several benches throughout.
Veteran’s Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park remains one of the most popular gathering places in Union Township. With a wide range of amenities, the park is the perfect setting for numerous events throughout the year. The 25-acre park offers all types of recreational facilities, including tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, and cornhole. A walking track, playground, fitness trail, and fishing pond add to the appeal of the park. Families and groups can enjoy sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas with grills. These shelters can be reserved by residents, and not for profit organizations at no charge.
Day-to-day maintenance includes mowing and trimming the soccer fields, baseball fields and play areas, trash removal, keeping the restroom facilities clean and in working order, dragging the baseball fields, repairing and replacing playground equipment, and pruning and mulching the landscaped areas.
Union Township views its parks as a major attraction, providing both active and passive recreational facilities for all to enjoy, and our 50-acre Clepper Park is no exception.
With entrances from Summerside and Barg Salt Run Roads, the park offers basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a football field, walking track, fishing lake, and an equipped playground area. Sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas with grills and public restrooms complete the full range of facilities found at Clepper Park. All the shelters have picnic tables that are handicap accessible. These shelters can be reserved by residents, and not for profit organizations at no cost.
The Service Department operates and maintains Clepper Park, including repairing and replacing existing playground equipment, installing new benches and trash containers, dragging the baseball fields, mowing and trimming the soccer and football fields and play areas, trash removal, maintenance of the restroom facilities, and pruning and mulching the landscaped areas.
Ivy Pointe Walking Trail
This walking trail is located on Ivy Pointe Blvd. It is a pet-friendly walking trail situated on just over eight acres. Ivy Pointe Walking Trail is graced a paved walking trail, a pond, and a restroom facility. This walking trail is unique in the sense that as the surrounding business district grows, the walking path will eventually encompass the entire business district. The Service Department is very excited about the future development of this incredible green space.
Dedicated on Oct. 22, 2010, Shor Park is the newest addition to recreational facilities available to Union Township residents and visitors. Officially part of the Clermont County Park District, the 56-acre park is located at Tealtown and Schoolhouse roads in Union Township. The land, donated by Sylvia Shor in memory of her late husband, S. David Shor, was partially funded by Union Township Trustees. As part of the agreement, only five acres can be developed, and already include parking areas. In the future, picnic shelters and playgrounds may be developed there. The rest of the acreage is dedicated to nature trails, woods and meadows, providing a setting where people can enjoy wildlife and a natural environment.
Currently, the park boasts three walking trails, and it is the second park in the township to welcome dogs.