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Preble County Park District Development Plans

The development of the Devil's Backbone will consist of building hiking trails and picnic areas. At the present time, the property is being assessed for the most scenic locations, appropriate trails, preservation of natural habitat, and infrastructure. As more details become avialable, we will provide them here.

The development of the Garber Farm took place in several phases:

  • Phase One
    • Blazing trail and establishing wildlife observation areas
    • Building bridges along trail over the stream
    • Construction of access roads and parking areas
    • Construction of handicapped accessible boardwalk

  • Phase Two
    • Handicapped accessible restroom
    • Enlarged parking area
  • Phase Three
    • Construction of Picnic Pavilion with storage area
    • Picnic tables and benches for Pavilion
    • Improved drive to forest area (pull off area)

Additional facilities such as a fishing pond and loop drive are in the planning stages.