Watkins Glen Park is currently closed to the public due to forestry activities (ash tree removal).

Pleasant Hill Park will have some areas closed to the public during the week of July 27, 2015 for ash tree removal.

We're Hiring!

The Centerville-Washington Park District has position openings for a full-time Recreation Coordinator and a part-time Volunteer Coordinator.

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Updated: July 21, 2015

Movie Night in the Park

SudsationalBring your dinner to Activity Center Park and enjoy the playground and sprayground and other fun activities on Saturday, August 1 beginning at 8:00 p.m. When the sun sets, find a place on the lawn to enjoy Ice Age: Continental Drift on the big screen!

Chairs or a picnic blanket are recommended. Registration is requested.

Updated: July 23, 2015
Skatepark Expansion Feedback

Schoolhouse Park Little Free LibraryAmerican Ramp Company has been contracted to expand the Oak Creek South Park skatepark. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall. An open house was held at the Oak Creek South Park shelter to gather design feedback on July 14, 2015.

If you missed the meeting, but would still like to give your feedback, please complete the Skatepark Questionnaire. The questionnaire is intended to help develop ideas for the layout of the park and is your chance to voice your opinion and impact the future of the park!

Please return your comments to Nick Meyer at

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Updated: July 15, 2015

We're Ready to Have a Sudsational Time!

SudsationalYou won’t want to miss this annual end-of-summer special event! Bring your children to Yankee Park on Friday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. - noon. There will be water-themed games for them to play before the Washington Township Fire Department foam truck arrives!

Advance registration is not required, but please sign-in your child and plan to stay with them at the event.

To avoid eye irritation, please consider bringing goggles for your child to wear while playing in the foam.

Updated: July 15, 2015

Take a Book, Leave a Book

Schoolhouse Park Little Free LibraryWe are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library is the first in Centerville, and one of eight registered in the greater Dayton area. A Little Free Library is a collection of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and leave behind another book to share. This concept was introduced in Wisconsin and has turned into a worldwide book sharing movement.

The Ribbon Cutting for the Schoolhouse Park Little Free Library was held on July 13. A free story time for children ages 5 and under followed the short ribbon cutting ceremony.

Generous donations from the Centerville Rotary Club and the Centerville-Washington Foundation helped make the Little Free Library possible. The Carpenters Local 136 and the Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program volunteered their time and skills to build the library, which was designed by Patrick Hansford Associates. The Little Free Library will be monitored by the Friends of Washington-Centerville Library to make sure it is always stocked with books. Visit to drop off a book to enjoy and pick up a new one for yourself or your children!

You can find other Little Free Libraries in our area and all over the world by visiting

Updated: July 13, 2015

The Summer Pop-Up Park Challenge

Summer Pop-Up Park ChallengeDo you think you’re up to the challenge?

Thoughout the summer we’ll be posting challenges on our social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Complete ten pop-up park challenges on your own or with family and friends and win a Graeter's gift card! Everyone that completes the challenge will also be entered for a grand prize! Most challenges will involve visiting a specific park location to fulfill a task or to find a landmark. Other challenges will involve attending one of our summer special events! You won’t know the challenge until the challenge timeclock begins, and then you’ll have seven days to complete it. Post a photo proving challenge completion with the tag #itsacwpdsummer.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to get more updates about this summer’s park challenge! We’re excited to spend the summer in the parks with you!

The challenge began on June 1!

Updated: June 2, 2015

Summer News & Events  

News & Events June-August 2015Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the June-August 2015 issue of News & Events! This issue also includes information about Hidden Meadows Day Camp taking place this summer.

Registration for Hidden Meadows Day Camp began on April 20 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents (April 27 at 10 a.m. for nonresidents).

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Updated: April 20, 2015

Centerville-Washington Park District grows to 50 parks!

Little Woods ParkPreserving open space throughout the community is the foundation of the Centerville-Washington Park District’s mission. We're excited to announce that a recent land donation to the Park District by the William and Dorothy Yeck Family Foundation will allow us to continue that mission. The Yeck Family Foundation has donated 3.6 acres along Far Hills Avenue, at the northernmost entrance to the community, which will become the Park District’s 50th park.

“We’re proud to carry on the legacy of support in expanding our community’s open spaces and the Park District’s tireless efforts to improve the services they provide to our neighborhoods,” said Bob Yeck, of the Yeck Family Foundation.

The park, to be named Little Woods Park, will be developed primarily as a nature park, with an emphasis on native plantings. The plants are planned to provide color during all growing seasons—spring, summer and fall. Little Woods Park will feature a crushed limestone path running north/south. Plans call for native butterfly, herb, scent and prairie gardens along the path. The Park District’s fourth Nature Literature Trail, in partnership with the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Yeck Family Foundation, will also be installed along the path. A small shelter and a picnic table grove are also planned.

The initial stage of park development, which is currently in process, includes the removal of invasive honeysuckle and vines along the eastern boundary of the property. The park is expected to be open for public use in early summer.

We are grateful to the William and Dorothy Yeck Family Foundation for their support of the Centerville-Washington Park District and are excited to develop our 50th park!

Updated: January 16, 2015

Robert F. Mays Park Update

Robert F. Mays Park PlanAs we approach the cold winter months, we wanted to provide an update on Robert F. Mays Park. All drainage for the fields and parking lot has been completed. Jess Construction has performed 20,100 cy of excavation and 22,300 cy of embankment, leaving 6,500 cy of fill remaining for the site. The existing soils were mostly clay, so Com-Til was incorporated to add nutrients to the soil. Everything was re-graded to make sure the playing fields were at the proper elevation. A “dormant seed” of the Green Velvet Sports Mixture will be applied to the athletic fields over the winter months. The native plant areas and turf areas will get temporary seed as per the plans. The mounding around the exterior of the fields is very close to finish grade and many, but not all of the tress have been planted. The remaining trees will be planted over the winter months.

The parking lot has the first 4.5” of aggregate base on top of the subgrade. All curb in the parking lot has been installed. The wall ball wall footer has been poured and construction of the wall has started. We will continue to push forward with all items of work that aren’t weather sensitive and hope to have only a few remaining items from Phase 1 construction flow into next year.

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!

Updated: December 4, 2014

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