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Tammi Eslinger

Tammi Eslinger has been a Centerville resident for nearly 25 years. The wife of an Air Force officer and a mother of four sons, she quickly learned the area by visiting parks with her sons’ various sports schedules. Tammi began…

CWPD volunteer Katie Kress

Katie Kress

Katie is a sophomore at Centerville High School. Volunteering with some of her closest friends, her favorite part is meeting new members of her community while being out in the parks that she grew up exploring. Along with volunteering for…

CWPD volunteer Joe DiMisa

Joe DiMisa

Joe first volunteered with CWPD in 2004 as a founding member of the Creating Community Connections task force. The task force planned and advocated for multi-use trail routes in the area. Joe was a bicycle commuter for many years and…

Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Hayley Zimbric

Hayley Zimbric

Hayley is a senior at Centerville High School. Outside of school, she spends time playing soccer and volunteering for the Centerville-Washington Park District and Dayton Children’s Hospital. Hayley has been a CWPD volunteer for two years, giving her time to…

Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Tom Conway

Tom Conway

Tom’s love of nature started developing when his parents bought a 245-acre dairy farm. Tom and his brother worked side by side with their dad for 20 years. What a life — working hard, going fishing and exploring the woods!…

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…

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…

CWPD Volunteer Harry Barnes instructing archery

Harry Barnes

Harry was a special education teacher for 39 years before his retirement in 2013. He has been married for 37 years and is a proud father of two. His son, Eric, is an architect in Chicago and his daughter, Hilary,…

Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Megan Perry

Megan Perry

Megan is a student at Oakwood High School. She first became interested in nature through photography and exploring the woods. This passion led her to enroll in Centerville High School’s environmental science class. Because of this class, she plans on…

Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Wendy Rachlin

Wendy Rachlin

After teaching English for 34 years, Wendy retired from Tecumseh High School and began her career as a volunteer. She especially enjoys working with children. In addition to volunteering for CWPD, Wendy volunteers at Carillon Park and Centerville City Schools.…