New Albany, Ohio 43054
New Albany Parks webpage
Swickard Woods (Facebook) webpage
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Swickard Woods is located just north of the High School football field. This area is anchored on the south end by the nature observatory building, a rock circle, kiosk, shed, and duck aviary featuring the wood duck breeding program. Meadows, transition areas, and a small stream change into a dense beech-maple forest as you travel north. The woods are home to many types of wildlife including nesting great horned owls and red-tailed hawks. Two classroom size amphitheaters are located here as well as a boardwalk classroom in the woods.
Nature lovers will adore the Swickard Woods Preserve, which, aside from the pond that can be seen from Fodor Road, is mostly hidden. The preserve is adjacent to the school learning campus and also very close in proximity to the Church of the Resurrection. Somewhat hidden open areas near the pond and fence-line across from Swickard Woods Park will lead you to the preserve.
From New Albany Parks webpage