History

Daubenspeck Nature Park

1960:  At the age of 93, farmer Peter Daubenspeck donates 15 acres at 8900 Ditch Road to Washington Township for public use.

2003-2005:  Residents and five neighborhood associations collect more than 1,000 petition signatures, write letters, and hold meetings to save the land from being sold for development.

​2005/06:  Daubenspeck Community Nature Park (DCNP) achieves IRS charitable non-profit (tax exempt 501-c-3) status, and signs a 30-year renewable lease with the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT).

In August 2006, MSDWT approves initial plans for nature park with trails, observation deck, wetland, parking and more, and work begins.