Castillo and her staff put the fairy houses up at the end of July and found them missing Friday morning.
“It was just a neat experience for kids to see when they are here with their parents,” she said. “They were able to see something and wonder if there really is a fairy here or what created it. We tried to do something fun.”
The parks district is using a $16,000 grant to develop the six acres of land behind Carleton Davidson Stadium into a the new Buck Creek Park.
Wittenberg University students helped finish some of the trails this summer, but the rest of the park is expected to be done next spring.
It will include a natural playground, educational amphitheater, a whitewater area and Ohio native plant paths.
Moore said he is excited for the opportunity for children in the city to experience what it is like to play and experience the woods so close to downtown.
“It’s nice to be able to come right to the center of downtown and take advantage of some of the wooded areas,” Moore said.