Gallant Woods Park
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About Gallant Woods Park
Old growth woods, meadows, restored prairies and wetlands, and wetland woods characterize Gallant Woods Park. Wildlife sightings vary by habitat; look and listen for wood thrush and barred owls in the woodlands, Eastern bluebirds in the prairies, and chorus frogs, grey tree frogs, small mouth salamanders and fairy shrimp in the wetlands. Several of the wetlands have been restored by Preservation Parks, and these bodies of water attract shorebirds not otherwise seen in the area, including lesser and greater yellowlegs, and three types of sandpiper: solitary, least and spotted. The Interpretive Gateway introduces visitors to wetland habitats and describes the transition from farmland to restored native habitat.
The park also includes a sledding hill, reservable shelter and playground.
Gallant Woods Preserve was acquired because of the generosity of two Delaware County citizens. Charlotte Gallant donated 83 acres of woods to the Park District. An anonymous donor provided the funds to purchase 101 adjoining acres, and the Park District purchased an additional 47 acres of adjoining properties, bringing the total to 231 acres. The park opened to the public in 2005.
From Gallant Woods Park webpage
Restrooms on site.