North Woods Nature Trail

in Evansville, Indiana

Igleheart Family History

In the early 1950's, Mrs John L Igleheart donated to the city 52 acres that is now Igleheart Park.

Some of the land was cleared for baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and Lloyd pool. The remaining 35 acres make up the north woods forest and nature trail.

Prior to the donation, the land served as a reclusive site for the Igleheart family's summer home. The rural retreat situated on a cool hilltop setting, an important attribute in the days before air conditioning and in the days when higher elevations were thought to protect residents from Malaria.

First avenue was still a gravel road when the family spent summers in the log house. It boasted a stone fireplace and was surrounded by several out buildings, including a green house and live stock sheds. The family kept cattle, sheep, and chickens; and a full time care taker / gardener lived on the property and maintained it in their absense. Here the igleheart grandchildren played and learned a bit of country life.

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Map Info: Google Maps

Trail Map: North Woods Trail Map

Location: Located on Evansville's North side in Iglehart Park

Surface: Dirt, mulch added for mud and drainage, Wood decking and bridges.

Note: Educational learning points all along the trail. Great for kids

See Also: Lloyd Pool


More Photos (Summer 2007)

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