Grant Park

Mark Kreusch Nature Playce

The Mark Kreusch Nature Playce is located at Grant Park behind the Kennard Nature Nook at 6588 McEwen Road. All elements of the play area have been built with natural materials making it a truly outdoor experience in the woods. The different elements include stump jumps, climbing logs, a digging pit, fort building area, a bug hotel and more.

The playground was made possible by a grant from the Mark Andrew Kreusch Memorial Fund of the Dayton Foundation. The fund was founded by Mark’s family to honor his life and spirit. Mark was four years old when his life suddenly ended in a boating accident on August 11, 2007. Mark loved his family, his friends, and embraced life by enjoying all that he did. His zest for life shined through his smile and giggle.

Mark’s parents vowed to keep his spirit alive by enriching the lives of other children. Their dream is to continue his legacy through various projects that the fund will “Leave a MARK on a child’s life.”