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…

Weller Elementary Tree Tribe

Fifth Graders’ Plan Takes Root

A class lesson on ecosystems inspired a fifth-grade Destination Imagination team from Weller Elementary School into action. The students learned about the devastating effects the introduction of the emerald ash borer has had on Ohio’s forests. Soon after, they organized…

Iron Horse Park playground

Iron Horse Park Upgrades

Following the direction of the 2014 levy approved by voters, the Centerville-Washington Park District is systematically replacing older playgrounds. We celebrated the latest upgrade at Iron Horse Park Thursday, November 2 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with a free event…

Lauren Shenk installs Little Free Library at Robert F. Mays Park

New Little Free Library

Fourteen-year-old Alter High School student Lauren Shenk is making a difference! Today Lauren donated a Little Free Library to Robert F. Mays Park! A Little Free Library is a collection of books allowing anyone to stop by and pick up…

AEDs installed in Centerville Parks

AED Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Centerville-Washington Park District teamed up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators) stations for public use in eight community parks 365 days a year. This is the first installation of its kind in…

CWPD Rain barrel contest winner July 2017

Rain Barrel Design Contest Winner

Washington Township resident Leslie Jeannet’s artistic talent earned her a new 55-gallon rain barrel! This summer, we invited the community to submit design proposals to paint the rain barrel outside the headquarters building at Activity Center Park. The prize? Supplies…