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Are you up to the challenge?
Throughout 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
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Julia Leet
Julia spent 30 years of civil service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, serving in the Air Force Research Laboratories
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Activity Center Park Sprayground Opens
The sprayground opens for the season Friday, May 26! If you are planning a group visit to the sprayground this summer
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Rain Barrel Design Contest
Win a 55-gallon rain barrel by using your artistic talent! The Centerville-Washington Park District has a rain barrel to install
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Pull Your Weight! Garlic Mustard Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? Starting this May, pull your weight and protect your parks! Garlic mustard is an
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Summer Camp Registration
Online registration for the Summer Recreation Program, Hidden Meadows Day Camp and Adventure Camp began Monday, April 10 for Centerville
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Nathan Holthaus
Nathan is a junior at Centerville High School. He has lived in Centerville almost his entire life, moving here when
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MCARC Visiting Parks to Educate Dog Owners
Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) and Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (MCARC) are teaming up to remind local park visitors about
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CWPD Rocks
There’s a new treasure-hunting experience in your parks created to make you smile! We’ve been busy painting rocks and hiding
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Expansion of Village South Park
The Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residents to enjoy. The 6.7-acre parcel of land is
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Spring Program Registration
Online registration for spring programs begins Monday, February 13 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
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Brownie Troop Lends Hand with Tree Planting
The Centerville-Washington Park District staff plants mature size trees each year to help replace trees that have been lost due
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Cambra Edmondson
The word “hardworking” perfectly describes this Centerville resident! A graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Criminal
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2017 Shelter Reservations
Perfect for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions and more, large group shelters are available in eight of the Centerville-Washington
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The Winter Pop-Up Park Challenge
Are you up to the challenge? The Pop-Up Park Challenge is back for more winter-themed fun! Beginning Monday, December 5,
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Ash Tree Removal in the Parks
Forestry activity for the removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer (EAB) will continue throughout the winter
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BIG Backyard Party!
We hosted a free community appreciation event Saturday, October 22, to celebrate the grand opening of your newest community park,
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Owlexander’s Tyke Hike
Visit a new park feature! Hike the Schoolhouse Park path with Owlexander, the Park District mascot, and his woodland friends.
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Commercial Photography Permits
We agree, parks are a wonderful place to have family photos taken! However, commercial activity, including commercial photography, is not
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Centerville-Washington Park District acquires Zengel Pleasant Hill Property
Centerville-Washington Park District acquires Zengel Pleasant Hill Property The Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residents
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New Pickleball Courts
The sport of pickleball has been steadily gaining popularity in the greater Dayton area. A cross between tennis, table tennis
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Restoring Donnybrook Fen: A Hidden Gem
Donnybrook Park is home to a unique feature – it contains the only known fen in the Centerville/Washington Township area!
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New Pollinator Habitats
Pollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take! The loss of
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New Places to Play
It’s time to change up your playground routine and visit a park you haven’t explored! Beechwood Springs, Rosewood and Wagon
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Updated improvement plans for Forest Field Park
Exciting improvements are in the works for Forest Field Park! Public planning sessions were held in February to receive community
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A Geocaching Adventure Challenge
A Geocaching Adventure Challenge The Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the start of spring with an exciting geocaching adventure challenge
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Archery Range Improvements on Target
The Centerville-Washington Park District recently received close to $24,000 in grant money from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division
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Gonzalez brothers named outstanding youth leaders
Brothers Owen (17) and Gavin (16) Gonzalez were recently selected for the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) “Outstanding Youth
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Penbrooke Garden Club Donates to CWPD
The Penbrooke Garden Club recently generously donated $1,350 to the Centerville-Washington Park District! The money has been earmarked to fund
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The Dog Park at Oak Grove Park is Growing
The dog park currently features two fenced-in areas of approximately one acre each — one area for dogs under 35
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Managing the Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an ash tree-killing insect from Asia, was first identified in Ohio in 2003. The pest has
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Skatepark Expanding at Oak Creek South Park
American Ramp Company has been contracted to design and build an addition to the skatepark at Oak Creek South Park.
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Take a Book, Leave a Book
We are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library is
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New Boardwalk and Observation Deck
The Montgomery County Solid Waste Division awarded the Centerville-Washington Park District a 2014 Buy Recycled Grant. The Park District received
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Park Additions Expand Opportunities
The landscape was changing quickly while contractors were hard at work improving several parks for your increased enjoyment. A hard
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