New Activity Zone at Pleasant Hill Lake Park!

March 14, 2023


The recently completed area includes two pickleball courts, a full basketball court, a playground, two cornhole courts, a community firepit, and swings with a scenic view of the lake are nearing completion at Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s (MWCD) Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville, Ohio.  

The amenities, totaling nearly $1 million, are NOW OPEN and are part of the MWCD Master Plan investing approximately $195 million at Atwood, Charles Mill, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, Seneca, and Tappan Lakes to improve infrastructure and construct new campground areas.

“We are excited to see these amenities under construction,” said Ryan McCleaster, MWCD Chief of Recreation. “We recently completed a strategic plan which includes the imperative to Reimagine Recreation. This project is one great example of many amenities that we plan to bring from idea to reality over the next 5 years at MWCD lakes and parks.” 

To date, 12 projects have been completed at Pleasant Hill Lake Park since 2016. These projects include a boat storage lot, sanitary collection system improvements, activity center improvements,  two new campgrounds and four renovated campgrounds, two new and one renovated restroom/shower building, and 10 new deluxe log cabins featuring indoor gas fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs. The total investment at Pleasant Hill to date is $26.1 million.

MWCD has become a model for outdoor recreation, drawing guests from across Ohio and the U.S. We are leaving a legacy for future generations to enjoy the benefits of recreation in the Muskingum River Watershed.

Photos of completed activity zone: 

Two Pickelball Courts


Full Court Basketball


Playground and playscape area


Two Cornhole Courts


Adjacent Reservable Shelter House with Electric, Water, Picnic tables, large charcoal grill 


Community Fire ring with Adirondack Chair Seating


Expanded Happicapped parking and access




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