Foundation Park

Foundation Park

The Thomas J. Evans Foundation Park, the City’s largest park, is an active park that can be accessed from McIntosh Road, John Reese Parkway and Bent Tree Lane. Foundation Park encompasses nearly 78 acres, 22 of which is wooded. In its preliminary stage, Foundation Park is also now boasting a 1.4 mile mulch topped walking trail that encompasses the entire park and wooded area. Hopes are to finalize the location and work toward more permanent topping (asphalt or gravel) in the future.

At 78 total acres, including 22 acres of woodlands, this is Pataskala’s largest city park where all main city events and activities take place.   Foundation Park links the Broadview Crossing and Settlements at Pataskala developments with rural neighbors near MacIntosh Road.  The park was established in 1998 through the efforts of J. Gilbert Reese, Chairman of the Thomas J. Evans Foundation, and President Sarah Wallace to enhance local recreational opportunities.  Annual events hosted here include the Easter Egg Hunt, Community Fireworks in July, Antique Power Show in September, and the annual Outdoor Adventure Day featuring fishing, archery and environmental science activities.  Foundation Park is also the home of the Pataskala Youth Soccer program, and provides game and practice fields for local club teams.   

Amenities currently available at Foundation Park include:

- Soccer Fields

- Baseball/Softball Diamond

- Basketball Court

- Soccer and Softball Concessions

- 3 shelter houses (1 with grills)

- Flush restrooms with rentals

- 2 playgrounds

- Gaga Pit

- Fishing Pond

- 1.4 mile perimeter trail

- 1 mile woodland trail


Potential Improvements and Additions include: 

- Host site for various sports tournaments. Youth Soccer and Baseball/Softball: add additional athletic fields and drainage

- Electrical service at shelter houses 

- Additional woodland trails within Conaway’s Trail

- Paving of perimeter trail 

- Ambitious future proposals dependent on grant funding and partnering with local organizations and businesses include:

- Splash pad feature for summer play 

- Indoor dome facility that could support various sports for year-round programming 

- Tennis courts

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