Updated on Wednesday:
Calhoun County Park is a hidden asset of our
county. It is a beautiful recreational facility that belongs to all
county residents. There are walking trails, ball fields, playgrounds,
Heritage Village, community building, picnic shelters, fishing and much
It is also the site of Calhoun Days, Legends and
Lore Tour, Living History encampment, gun show, music, reunions and
numerous other events. Kitchen and dining facilities are available in
the Herb C. Smith Community Building.
The brand-new Kitty Wilson Campground will be
tentatively opening in May. Asphalt walkways from the camping area to
the barn are planned as funds are available. The barn will be improved
to be more accessible for handicapped use, and so that restrooms may be
used by campers.
There are electric hookups at each campsite, a
water station, shower facilities, pets allowed on leash, and reduced
rates for long-term stay. Reservations may be made with Duane Poling,
354-6301, and paid before setting up.
The park is a non-profit organization dedicated to
the preservation of the natural beauty of Calhoun County for present and
future generations. The public events held at the park are made possible
through fundraising activities and through donations of supporters.
County employees who have previously taken care of the park will no
longer be available because of budget cuts.
A contribution may be made to the park’s continued
operation through donation of funds or through volunteerism. Call Henry
Cooper, chairman, 354-6858, or Roger Jarvis, treasurer, 354-6398.
Park board meetings are held on the first Thursday
of each month at 7 p.m., and are always open to the public. Learn more
about what Calhoun County Park has to offer by visiting the park in
person or online at
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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