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Are you up to the challenge?

The Summer Pop-Up Park ChallengeThroughout the summer months we’ll be posting challenges on our social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Complete ten out of 15 posted pop-up park challenges and win a $20 Graeter’s gift card! In addition, each winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100 Whole Foods gift card!

Most challenges will involve visiting a specific park location to fulfill a task or find a landmark. Other challenges will involve attending one of our special events! You won’t know the challenge until the challenge timeclock begins, and then you’ll have a deadline to complete it! Post a photo proving challenge completion with the tag #itsacwpdsummer.

The challenge begins June 3!

Updated: May 29, 2016

Activity Center Park Sprayground

Activity Center Park SpraygroundThe sprayground is open for the season!

If you are planning a group visit to the sprayground this summer (groups of 10 or larger), please complete a sprayground group visit request form.

Have fun!

Updated: May 29, 2016

Kids vs. Dad Strong Man Challenge

Strong Man ChallengeFather’s Day is just around the corner and what better gift can a child give than to beat dad in various weight and agility challenges? We are teaming up with Centerville CrossFit to bring you a strong man challenge!

Dads, come flex your muscles! And kids, don’t go easy on dear old dad! Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt!

Join us Saturday, June 18 at Schoolhouse Park.

Registration required. Register online or call 937-433-5155. For children ages 7 - 13. One child per adult.

Updated: May 19, 2016

Work Continues on Holes Creek Trail

Aerial view of Holes CreekA 1.3-mile, 10-foot wide multi-use asphalt trail is being constructed along Upper Holes Creek between Holes Creek Park, a 25-acre nature park located at 8575 Yankee Street, and Silvercreek Park, a 9-acre nature park located at 9369 Yankee Street. The project includes three bridges and two culvert crossings over side streams of Holes Creek.

The new trail is part of the community’s multi-use trail plan to develop safe and user-friendly system of trails that foster community connectivity while promoting alternative modes of transportation and enhancing the physical fitness and quality of life for local residents.

The trail is expected to open for use in late July 2016. Please note: this is an active construction site, so the trail is not yet safe for public use.  

Updated: May 13, 2016

Summer 2016 News & Events

Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the June-August 2016 issue of News & Events!

Online registration opens for summer programs 10 a.m. May 16 for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Phone or walk-in registration begins May 17.

Nonresident online registration begins 10 a.m. May 23. Nonresident phone or walk-in registration begins May 24.

Please note: there has been a change since newsletter printing to the Booked for Lunch summer book schedule. The book for June is now Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and the book for July is now Grandma Gatewood's Walk. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Updated: May 9, 2016

Run! Swim! Bike! This Summer's Family Relay Event

Family TriathlonThe Family Triathlon is a family-friendly relay event co-sponsered by the Centerville-Washington Park District and the Washington Township Recreation Center. You don’t have to be a seasoned triathlete to participate!

Registration begins on May 16, and the event takes place on Saturday, July 16.

Learn more>> 

Updated: May 6, 2016


Brand New Summer Camp Options!

We are excited to offer 3 new summer camp options for 2016! Camps are for ages 6-12 and take place at Forest Field Park. They are $40/week for Centerville/Washington Township residents and $70/week for nonresidents. Registration for these camps begins on May 16 at 10 a.m. for residents and  on May 23 at 10 a.m. for nonresidents. The first day of registration is online only.

Born to be Wild: June 13-16, 1-3:30 p.m.

Children will learn all about the animals we find in our parks — and pets, too! The animal-themed games, crafts and activities are sure to be a blast! This session will include a special presentation by SICSA. We will make a special craft to donate to their animals.

Ooey Gooey Park Patooey: July 11-14, 6-8:30 p.m.

We’re going to put a sticky spin on some of our favorite park games in this messy camp! We'll do nature science experiments and participate in an interactive presentation from a naturalist.

Go for the Gold: August 1-4, 1-3 p.m.

The Summer Olympics are starting early! Children will play kid’s versions of popular Olympic sports like badminton, fencing, tennis, volleyball and more! We'll create Olympic-themed crafts and, of course, hold an Olympic ceremony! The Dayton Dutch Lions will join us for a special demonstration. Come prepared to have fun and help bring your team to victory! 

Register online beginning May 16 (residents) or May 23 (nonresidents) at 10 a.m. >>

Updated: April 29, 2016


CacheQuest: A Geocaching Adventure Challenge

CacheQuestThe Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the start of spring with an exciting geocaching adventure challenge in the Smith Property area of Bill Yeck Park! The cache stages will be themed around the past, present and future of the Smith Property.

The first 50 participants to find and log all 6 caches will win a CWPD official geocaching.com trackable, and will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card from geocaching.com! Limit one entry per family. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 20.

Official Rules:

CacheQuest is a multi-stage challenge, with the coordinates for each cache found in the preceding cache. The first set of coordinates were released on March 20, 2016 on geocaching.com.

Participants will need to sign the log book at each cache, log their finds on geocaching.com, and also keep a record of each cache’s title and coordinates for proof.

Participants will need to come to Park Headquarters to fill out a log sheet with the title and coordinates for each cache in order to claim their official CWPD geo-traveler. (Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Only the first 50 participants will receive a trackable.

One trackable per family.

Updated: April 19, 2016

Gonzalez Brothers Named Outstanding Youth Leaders

Owen and Gavin GonzalezBrothers Owen (17) and Gavin (16) Gonzalez were recently selected for the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) “Outstanding Youth Leadership Award” as recognition of their extensive volunteer work with the Centerville-Washington Park District! They volunteered for numerous nature education programs, recreation programs and special events in 2015 -- accumulating a combined total of 236 volunteer hours -- providing inspiration and serving as role models for area children attending CWPD programs. We are honored they choose to volunteer their time with us!

Learn more about volunteering with the Park District>>

Updated: February 10, 2016

Spring 2016 News & Events

News & Events March-May 2016Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the March-May 2016 issue of News & Events!

Online registration opens for spring programs 10 a.m. February 16 for Centerville and Washington Township residents! Phone or walk-in registration begins February 17.

Nonresident online registration began 10 a.m. February 22. Nonresident phone or walk-in registration began February 23.

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Updated: January 14, 2016
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