The Butler County Conservation Board invites you to explore and enjoy the variety of lands that we manage for public use. The rich diversity of these areas offers something of interest for everyone.


We need your help to keep these parks and wildlife areas pleasant for everyone so that their natural resources can provide benefits now and in the future. Please follow all park rules so that everyone can enjoy the parks.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us at the Heery Woods Nature Center. Office hours are generally Monday – Friday 8 am– 4 pm.

Enjoy your time in our parks!

The Butler County Conservation Board

Park and Area Hours - The parks and areas managed by the Butler County Conservation Board are open from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily. Park Gates are closed in most areas during the winter, but the parks are open to walk in users.

Park Rules

  • The Butler County Conservation Board has adopted the following rules for all areas under their management so that every one can continue to enjoy the recreational opportunities they provide today and in the future. A complete list of rules is available from the Butler County Conservation Headquarters.
  • Vehicles may only be operated on roadways and designated parking lots. Park roads are public roads and operators of motor vehicles must have a valid license.
  • Speed limit is 15 mph on all park roads unless otherwise posted.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated areas. All campers are required to register at the beginning of their stay. Butler County Parks have a two-week maximum stay limit.
  • Please use facilities provided for picnics. Fires are allowed only in established fire rings or grills.
  • "Pack it in - Pack it out" is the rule for all trash.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times except in areas open to public hunting.
  • Swimming is not permitted in any Butler Conservation Board area.
  • Firearms are permitted only in areas designated for public hunting.
  • All State and Federal Fish and Wildlife Laws apply on lands maintained by the Butler County Conservation Board. Length limits for fish follow state standards unless otherwise posted.

Board Meetings

The Butler County Conservation Board holds meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are usually held at 7:00pm in the Heery Woods Nature Center near Clarksville. Agendas are usually posted five days prior to the meeting at the Courthouse in Allison and at the Heery Woods Nature Center.

Conservation Board Members

Fern Feldman, Allison
Meredith Borchardt, Clarksville
Ryan Schrage, Parkersburg
Mark O'Brien, Greene
Kelly Harken, Aplington

Conservation Board Staff

Mike Miner - Executive Director - 319-278-4237
Calvin Steere - Operations Supervisor
Matt Morris - Natural Resource Manager
Chad Price - Park Technician
Austin Groeneveld - Park Technician
Naturalist - Job Currently Open