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Emeriti Park

Main Building Image
Emeriti Park on a sunny summer day
#149

Building Type:
Landmark

Campus Green:
South Green

Grid Map Square:
G-6

Current Use

Emeriti Park is located on the old Hocking River riverbed next to Baker University Center and coordinates G-6 on the campus map; it is marked as #149 on the campus map.

Emeriti Park includes memorial benches, memorial flowerbeds and trees, and a gazebo that overlooks a large pond with two fountains. The park is dedicated to past emeriti and employees that have made major contributions to Ohio University. 

History

Emeriti Park was originally dedicated on May 21, 1987 and was located on Richland Avenue across from the Convocation Center. It consisted of two benches and a large stone with a plaque on it. 

The Ohio University Emeriti Association aimed to expand the park and raised $100,000 to develop the Emeriti Park that is now located next to Baker University Center. Emeriti Park was officially dedicated on November 20, 2000.

 

Location


The South Green

The South Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

South Green is composed of residence halls and a dining hall. Notable buildings on this green include Nelson Commons, Carr Hall, Sowle Hall and Brown Hall.

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