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Race to the Holidays

Participate in a family-friendly 5K Fun Run/Walk and health fair, on November 4 from 12-4 PM at Oak Grove Park, to benefit Centerville-Washington Park District, Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library and Washington Township Rec Center! A 5K, bounce houses, climbing…

Hithergreen Strummers at Fairy & Gnome Home Festival

Hithergreen Strummers

The Hithergreen Strummers are a Mountain/Lap Dulcimer group. This talented group of musicians has generously shared their talents with CWPD at events such as Fairy & Gnome Home Festival and the annual Luminary Walk, much to the delight of program…

Little Mound Park Pumpkin Glow 2017

Neighborhood Park Pumpkin Glow

Light up Warm and Cheerful Centerville with warm and cheerful (and spooky!) pumpkins! Last Beggar’s Night, Little Mound Park neighbors organized their first neighborhood pumpkin glow in the park. It was such a tremendous success that they are doing it again this…

dog in park

Dogs in Parks Cover Contest!

Let’s make your dog Centerville famous! Submit a photo of your dog in a Centerville-Washington Park District park for a chance to appear on the spring 2019 cover of the park newsletter. 27,000 copies will be printed and mailed out…

Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Alex Pearl

Alex Pearl

Alex has been an active community volunteer since his family arrived in Dayton more than 30 years ago. He became an official volunteer with the Centerville-Washington Park District in 2011, after retirement from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections…

We support safe communities.

Community Joins Together for Safety

Centerville-Washington Township’s five public entities have joined together to introduce the “We Support Safe Communities” program as a way to promote safe schools. The community-wide initiative will kick-off at the Centerville vs. Alter football game, which is scheduled for 7…

Loren Lorenzo carves a fox into a tree at Black Oak Park

Ash Tree-cycling

Over the last decade, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has become the most destructive forest pest seen in North America. Unfortunately, our community’s tree canopy has been severely impacted. The Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) has lost over 4,000 trees, with…

Commercial Photography Permits

Commercial Photography Permits

We agree, parks are a wonderful place to have family photos taken! However, commercial activity, including commercial photography, is not permitted on public land. With a special permit photographers are permitted to hold photo shoots in CWPD parks. Photographers may…

three trail runners at Bill Yeck Park

Bill Yeck Park User Survey

Bill Yeck Park is a 194-acre natural area along 1.75 miles of Sugar Creek. The park is treasured by hikers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. We are preparing a new master plan for the park! At this first stage in…

Iron Horse Park playground

Fall Program Registration

Online registration for fall programs began Monday, August 13 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident registration will begin one week later — Monday, August 20 at 10 a.m. Phone and in-person registration begins one day…