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Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve

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In December 2001, the Park assumed ownership of 52 acres of woodland that has been set aside specifically for the development of trails and nature studies programs. The Park is currently working on securing funds to develop a 1.5 mile trail system, a handicap accessible trail, and shelters.

  • phitheater - The Schoenbaum Amphitheater at Coonskin Park is available for rental. It can accommodate 10,000 people with festival seating.
  • Golfing - In addition to four golf courses, the Park maintains miniature golf courses at Coonskin and Pioneer Parks.
  • Pedal Boats - Available at Coonskin Park.
  • Picnic Shelters - Shawnee, Pioneer, Meadowood and Coonskin offer a variety of picnic shelters for use. Call 341-8000 for reservation information.
  • Playgrounds - Shawnee, Meadowood, and Coonskin have recently installed modern age-appropriate systems. Other playground equipment is located throughout the park.
  • Room Rentals - Coonskin Park offers two beautiful rooms available for banquet, meetings and receptions.
  • Soccer Fields - The Park maintains fields at Meadowood, Coonskin and Shawnee. Fields can be reserved for a fee.
  • Softball - Shawnee Park has one field that is available via reservation.
  • Swimming Pools - Pools are open at Coonskin, Shawnee, and Pioneer Parks from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Tennis - Coonskin Park offers six asphalt courts and one har-true court. Availability subject to scheduled events.
  • Tents - Available for rent at all parks. See Coonskin Park for details.
  • Trails - An extensive set of trails is available at Coonskin Park
  • Volleyball - Coonskin Park offers two sand volleyball courts.
  • Woodland Garden - Established at Coonskin Park, available for wedding and outdoor events

Parks Commission

The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for the operation of the Kanawha County park system. It was created by the Kanawha County Commission through the authority of the West Virginia legislature. The Voluntary eleven member Commission is appointed by the County Commission for six year terms. The Park Commission hires an Executive Director who is responsible for the day to day operation of the Park system, under the direction of the Park Commission.

The Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM. Meeting agendas are publicized in accordance with West Virginia Open Meeting requirements. The Commission has four standing committees: golf, finance, Long Range, and Personnel.

The system consists of seven parks with 2500 acres. There are both highly developed areas and densely forested areas. Facilities include four golf courses, three pools, a variety of recreational activities, shelter rentals, and meeting/reception room rentals. The Park's current budget is $3,300,000. Funding is through the Kanawha County Commission, activity fees, and grants. The Park's mission is to provide a wide variety of recreational activities and opportunities to a broad range of Kanawha Countians.

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