The Smith Entrance (2230 E.
Centerville Station Road) to Bill Yeck Park is currently closed for
construction. Please enter and park at Forest Field Park (2100 E.
Centerville Station Road) for access to the trails.|
A Sudsational Time at Schoolhouse Park
We are hosting a free event Friday,
August 1 from 10 a.m. – noon at
Schoolhouse Park. Sudsational will begin with
children playing water-themed games from 10 – 11:30 a.m. And then, in a
popular end-of-summer tradition, the Washington Township Fire Department
will arrive to spray foam for children to slip and slide!
Sudsational is open to children ages 3 – 12 with adult supervision.
Pre-registration is not required. Daycares and other large groups are
welcome to attend, but please call the Park District in advance at
Updated: July 17, 2014
Seasonal and Volunteer Opportunities Available
Several seasonal and volunteer opportunities are now available and need to be filled immediately. Weekend and evening schedules will be required.
Job applicants must be 18 years of age or older; capable of working in a
fast-paced, physically demanding environment; insurable to operate Park
District vehicles; and pass a criminal background check.
Job posting flyer. Visit our
Employment Opportunities page to apply for a seasonal position or call
Park Headquarters at (937) 433-5155 to volunteer.
Updated: July 15, 2014
Owlexander's Tree Trek Now Open!
Tree Trek, the newest Nature Literature Trail,
officially opened Saturday, June 14, 2014. There are more than 100 tree
species in Ohio and the Tree Trek features 14 of these species, including
the tree’s family name, leaf shape, bark appearance, commercial use, and, in
some cases, interesting folklore. The Tree Trek is a one mile path that runs
through the woods at Bill Yeck Park.
Owlexander’s Tree Trek is the third trail in a creative
collaboration between the
Washington-Centerville Public Library and the
Centerville-Washington Park District.
The Nature Literature Trails are
funded by the Yeck Family Foundation.
construction on Clyo Road in Centerville, the best directions are traveling
from the north: travel south on Clyo Road; turn left onto Washington Creek;
left on Sugarcreek; right on Mill Trace; left on Rooks Mill - park entrance
will be immediately on the right. If you are traveling from the south:
travel north on Clyo Road; turn right on Rooks Mill; cross over Spring
Valley and continue on Rooks Mill and the park entrance will be 1/4 mile
down on the right.
Updated: June 16, 2014
Park Levy Renewed
Centerville and Washington Township voters renewed the 0.9 mill levy that
was on the ballot May 6, 2014. The levy will fund park
operations for another 10 years with no increase in taxes. It provides:
- Operating funds totaling about $1.4 million per year
- Around 30% of
day-to-day operational costs for 49 parks encompassing close to 1,000 acres
of open space in Centerville and Washington Township. (Remaining funding comes from 2.0 mill
levy that expires in 2018, along with some program income, donations and
- Upkeep of athletic facilities, trails, shelters, playgrounds,
skatepark, sprayground, dog park and support amenities
- Requested park
Thank you for supporting your parks!
Updated: May 7, 2014
Park District Appears on "Centerville
March 31, Centerville-Washington Park District's Development Manager Bob
Feldmann, appeared on "Centerville Reports Today."
Watch now for an overview of the Park District's past ten years, and a
preview of the next ten!
Future projects discussed include the Smith
property at Bill Yeck Park, the new
Robert F. Mays Park development and the upcoming
Holes Creek Park trail.
Updated: April 4, 2014
Robert F. Mays Park Update
Robert F. Mays Park construction is scheduled to start in the next couple of
weeks. Jess Construction, Inc. was awarded the contract for the construction
project that includes earth moving, drainage, seeding, planting of
grasses/trees, and construction of the parking lot. Jess will be working for
the rest of this year on the project with most of the heavy earth moving,
drainage and construction taking place over the next six months. The
planting and seeding operations are scheduled to take place in September and
October of this year. It is our understanding from Washington Township that
the construction of Paragon Road extension to the new park entrance and the
Wallingsford turn-around is scheduled to start next week, weather
Future phases of the park development include
construction of the shelter with restrooms (in 2015 thanks to a NatureWorks
grant received), with playground, fitness stations, and walking trails
completed once future funding is secured.
View the final approved
plan. (The Wallingsford circle is planned, but not shown on this map.)
If you have any questions during the construction project, please call the
park headquarters at 937-433-5155.
Watch for future updates here!
March 27, 2014
Recycled Content Boardwalk and Observation Deck Planned for Oak Creek South Park
The Montgomery County Solid Waste Division has awarded the
Centerville-Washington Park District a 2014 Buy Recycled Grant. The Park
District received $32,904, which will be used to build a wetland boardwalk
and observation deck at Oak Creek South Park, 790 W. Miamisburg-Centerville
Road. Materials used to construct the boardwalk and deck will be made of
recycled content. Construction will be completed by Park District staff and
will take place in fall 2014.
The boardwalk will provide a stable
surface for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers, allowing people to safely
walk out over the wetland area to better view plants and wildlife. This
project will also provide new opportunities for environmental education and
nature programs at Oak Creek South Park.
The Park District is
committed to environmental responsibility and recently received the
Montgomery County Dayton Regional Green 3’s Green Business Certification, a
voluntary program designed to help businesses take basic green measures to
reduce their ecological footprint, reduce their energy and resource use and
save money in the process.
Updated: February 25, 2014
CWPD is Award-Winning!
We are proud to announce that we recently received two Awards of Excellence from
the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA)! The awards were presented
at the OPRA annual banquet held February 4, 2014 in Sandusky, Ohio in
conjunction with the 2014 OPRA Annual Conference and Trade Show.
Grove Park archery range was awarded first place in the sports programs
category. In fall 2012, Park District staff built an archery range in a
natural setting at Oak Grove Park. Funding for the construction cost was
made possible through the Federal Wildlife Restoration Grant. WRF come from
federal excise tax consumers pay when purchasing firearms, ammunition and
archery equipment. Funds are administered on a state level by the Ohio
Division of Wildlife.
The native seed nursery, located at Bill Yeck
Park, was awarded third place in the natural resources and conservation
category. The seed nursery was established in spring 2012 in order to have a
steady supply of native seeds to utilize throughout the parks. The seeds are
harvested by staff and volunteers. They are then planted in other locations,
establishing prairie gardens with beautiful blooms. The seed nursery allows
the Park District to reduce emissions through mowing, improve park
aesthetics, reduce chemical applications and provide suitable wildlife
The OPRA Awards of Excellence are judged on: project purpose,
goals and objectives, evaluation, community engagement and use of external
resources, challenges and creative solutions, and the overall impact of the
project. Leaders from park districts statewide judge the contest. Ohio park
districts submit their best projects from the previous year for
Updated: February 7, 2014
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