Bowman Park

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  • LOCATION:
  • Wayne Township
  • 200 Corwin Ave.
  • Waynesville, Ohio 45068

Bowman Park is between the villages of Waynesville and Corwin, less than 1 mile from Bowman Park. It is 8 miles from Lebanon and 8 miles northwest of I-71.


HISTORY

Woody Bowman donated the original 17-acre parcel as part of the DerDuetchler Restaurant and Market complex on October 18, 1993. Other conveyances were 18.145 acres of April 25, 1996 and 15.0802 acres on February 1, 2000, making the total acreage 50.0802 acres. Roadway and parking areas were constructed with ODOT funding.

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TOTAL ACREAGE: 50.0802 acres
WOODED ACREAGE: 3 acres
FIELDED ACREAGE: 47 acres
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DESCRIPTION

Bowman Park lies along the Little Miami National and State Scenic River. Presently this beautiful park has 4 baseball fields, 10 soccer fields, one football field, a paved driveway, 2 parking areas, 2 shelter areas and 2 shelters with tables. The park is used primarily for youth athletic team sports and playfields. Its natural beauty along the banks of the Little Miami River is among the best in the valley. While this is being preserved, further development for increased access and public use is presently under study.

GEOLOGICAL, TOPOGRAPHICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Nearly this entire park lies in the flood plain or floodway of the Little Miami River. This is both a blessing and a problem. Its proximity to the River makes it unique and beautiful in all seasons. However, seasonal flooding calls for a higher maintenance and clean up cost, and sometimes limited use of the park. Its location in the flood plain also limits development, restrooms are prohibited, and construction of other structures is severely limited by flood plain zoning. Nevertheless, this park is popular and under heavy usage.

PRESENT USES

Sports Events, Picnicking, Fishing, Scenic River Enjoyment, and Hiking

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