Young LIfe Volunteers at MEPBob and Carol have a little fun while volunteering at MEPYoung Life volunteers at MEPAmerican Heritage Girls volunteer at MEPShawn Steinke labyrinth FED EX volunteers at MEP

The Season is Bright at Miller Ecological Park

Located within walking distance of three Lebanon City Schools and along the City's bike path, the opportunities and benefits of developing The Will and Harriet Miller Park as an ecological park for passive recreational activities have inspired City administrators and planners, area school personnel, local businesses, service organizations, neighbors, and the Miller Family descendants to join together to make the idea become a reality.   To see picture titles, place your cursor on the picture.

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Watercolor by Elden Rowland

Flowers of Friendship Event Held

A special event to promote the friendship shared between the Lebanon's Miller Ecological Park and the Matsunami Playground Park in Ishinomaki, Japan was held on May 28 at the Ertle Road Barnes and Noble.

Patrons to the bookstore that day enjoyed Emiko Moore's Kamishibai performances of Momoka and the Cherry Tree by Yukoko Ryburn; Origami Demonstrations and other activities by the Lebanon High School Japanese Art and Culture Club; a Bonsai Display by Cincinnati Bonsai Society; and Photo history displays of Ishinomaki Park and the story of the Friendship between the parks; Plans for Miller Ecological Park.

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Young Life Volunteers: THANK YOU

It Is All About the Volunteers

From the beginning of Miller Ecological Park it has been all about the volunteers. Amazing individuals and groups have come forward with ideas, time, and resources to help create this ecological space for passive recreation and meditation.

Young Life Volunteers did trail construction in the Park on Saturday, April 23. Earlier in the week American Heritage Girls put mulch on the Garden Club's Butterfly Garden and FED EX volunteers planted Day Lillies and weeded around the flag pole and Rain Garden.  The Daylillies were a donation from Valley of the Daylillies.  Steering Committee members, Bob Henn and Carol Carraway were on hand to photograph and assist in several of the activities and Bob single handedly added mulch around the Warren County Career Center rock at the entrance of the park.


Tunnel Rock Entrance Upgrade

MEP Playscape Progressing

The Playscape in Miller Ecological Park is expanding this summer thanks to proceeds from the 2014 and 2015 Lebanon Oktoberfest and donations from Dr. Barbara Ladewski, Miller Family Descendant.

During the week of June 13, 2016, the first steps were made to add a rope bridge and 6 circle stations.  The stations will include a balance beam, web crossing, log hurdles, boulder climb, log climb, and stump crossing.  

In addition, some of the elements of the playscape that are already in place are being upgraded. The Playscape is being constructed under the direction of Mark Workman of Greensite LLC.  


TAW-TAW William Caston Memorial Run

Trail Challenge Held

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the William Caston Memorial held a 5K run/walk event at Miller Ecological Park at 10:00AM. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 8:30 AM.

The event was held to benefit the mission of the William Caston Memorial to help those who have suffered the sudden loss of their life partner. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female participants. 

The course consisted of one loop around the entire trail. 


NEXT MEP STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING will be held Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM at the City Building.

Memorial Path is coming along!


Peggy Logue, Janet Steinke, Nancy McLaughlin, Marketa Anderson, Scott Brunka, and Jerry Shelhorn of Grandma's Gardens have been working on a project to create a meditation garden and Labyrinth in memory of Shawn Steinke.  A true nature lover, Shawn was a Friend of Miller Ecological Park. There have been many donations to Miller Ecological Park in his memory and we are using them in a way that would appropriately honor Shawn's memory. 

Peggy and Nancy will be placing a sign at the labyrinth to guide the person who wants to understand the meaning and benefits of a labyrinth: "Walking the Labyrinth promotes healing, mindfulness and peace.  Begin and end your walk in a spirit of gratitude. Quiet your mind...begin walking...Walking to the Center.. letting go.  Standing in the Center... letting in.      Walking out... letting be"