By Leslie Collins - [email protected]

HUESTON WOODS — The Ohio Parks & Recreation Council members visited Hueston Woods for their most recent meeting.

The group discussed improvements at Hueston Woods, which include a new dam and a new sewer system in the cabin area, a new fitness area at the lodge, and new trail maps.

“Hopefully, all these improvements will be ready for folks to enjoy during the 2016 season,” OPRC vice-chair and Preble County Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stephanie Garrett said.

Hueston Woods Assistant Park Manager David Wesler took the council on a driving tour of the park.

“During our tour I was able to explained how our community was so excited to add the Hueston Woods covered bridge to our collection of covered bridges in Preble County,” Garrett said. “I encouraged everyone to stop by on their way home to see the Robert’s Bridge, the oldest double barreled bridge in the country.

“When you love Preble County, you can’t help but promote it.”

Those in attendance included Ohio State Parks Southwest District Manager Brian Miller, Hueston Woods Assistant Park Manager David Wesler; Vice-chairman Stephanie Garrett, Chairman Larry Peck, Boris Slogar, Ohio Parks Chief Gary Obermiller, Michelle Wood, David Stites, Assistant to the Deputy Director Alissa Belna and Phil Miller, Deputy Chief Capital Improvements Administrator.

“I was excited the Ohio Parks & Recreation Council accepted my invitation to hold our meeting here at Hueston Woods, so they could see up close what a great Ohio State Park we have here in Preble County,” Garrett said. “It was my privilege to host them.”

The Ohio Parks & Recreation Council’s next meeting will be at Maumee Bay State Park to review future projects.

By Leslie Collins

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Reach Leslie Collins at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @lcollins_RH.

Reach Leslie Collins at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @lcollins_RH.