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Video: 2020 National Gold Medal Award Finalist Video Submission. The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership
The sprayground opened for the season on Wednesday, July 1! Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, groups of 10 or
Your parks are a wonderful place to have family photos taken! However, please keep in mind that commercial activity, including
Discover a fun way to get together with your neighbors and their dogs this summer! In an effort to create
CWPD mascot Owlexander is ready for a summer of adventure! This year he wants to stay close to home and
Please join us for an online community input meeting (via Zoom) to explore how you use Grant Park today and
Pelbrook Park, a 5.5-acre neighborhood park near the eastern edge of the City of Centerville, has been officially renamed Cloverbrook
Alex Pearl has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Park Commissioners of the Centerville-Washington Park
Throughout the summer months, we’ll be posting challenges on two of our social media accounts — Facebook and Twitter. Complete ten
Thank you for your continued patience as staff awaited word from the State of Ohio on day camps reopening. We
Online registration for summer programs begins Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
Grant Park is a 189-acre natural area. Trails in the park lead along creeks and through meadow, forest, prairie and
Since we can’t gather with you all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we have found a way
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), administer
The Centerville-Washington Park District hosts an annual garlic mustard challenge each spring. This year, in response to social distancing guidelines
The Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) 2019 Annual Report is now available. Discover what exciting things happened last year in your
Parks remain open for your visits. We understand that a walk in the park, spending time in natural surroundings may
This is a difficult time for us all. We hope to help our community by encouraging outdoor activities that will
We have a brand new hiking experience for all ages! Grab a Grant Park Natural History Hike brochure at the
Actions around the country regarding mitigation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have moved at a rapid pace. At this time, we have
The Great Lakes Park Training Institute (GLPTI) recognized the Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) for innovative park design at the Institute’s
Seventeen-year-old Centerville High School student Catherine Tollefson recently planted a Monarch Waystation at Holes Creek Park. She researched appropriate plants
Coyotes are found in all 88 of Ohio's counties. Coyote sightings in Centerville and Washington Township are somewhat rare, but
Simran is a senior at Centerville High School. At school she participates in Science Olympiad — growing her love of
Rally your family and neighbors to spruce up your neighborhood park this spring! Get to know your neighbors and show
The Centerville-Washington Park District is currently accepting applications for a part-time program assistant and seasonal employees in operations and programming!
Online registration for spring programs begins Monday, February 10 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
UPDATE AS OF 3.27.2020: The selection of a new commissioner has been postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. David
2019 Butterfly Survey Results 2019 was the Centerville-Washington Park District's 9th year documenting butterflies in Grant Park! All results are
At 23, Bill Keegans left his home in Scotland and emigrated to Australia. As a software developer, Bill was working
Don't let broken lights dim your holiday spirit! The Centerville-Washington Park District now is a collection location for the Five
Perfect for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions and more, large group shelters are available in eight of the Centerville-Washington
Julianne is in 9th grade and has been involved in park programs since kindergarten! She’s the youngest of five children
Are you up to the challenge? The Pop-Up Park Challenge is back for more winter-themed fun! Beginning Monday, December 2,
Online registration for winter programs begins Monday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
John is a life-long resident of the Dayton area, who graduated from Fairview High School and attended Wright State University.
The Centerville-Washington Park District initiated a Bill Yeck Park trail master plan as a priority from the CWPD 2016-2019 Strategic
Since the 1960s, the Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) park maintenance and operations staff has worked out of the same small
Get ready to explore! Attend Centerville-Washington Park District Tools to Trek programs to earn a FREE Trek Pack! Print a
Online registration for fall programs began Monday, August 12 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
Jeremy is an eighth grader at Magsig Middle School in Centerville. He has been enjoying park programs for many years.
The Park District's mission is to deliver fun, healthy and outstanding park experiences. We recognize that doesn't always come in
In the fall of 2018, the Centerville-Washington Park District embarked on an effort to get neighbor input and opinion about
Once again Owlexander is ready for a summer full of adventure! Will you take him with you? Color Owlexander in,
Discover a fun way to get together with your neighbors and their dogs this summer! In an effort to create
Tammi Eslinger has been a Centerville resident for nearly 25 years. The wife of an Air Force officer and a
In late April, the Park District officially took ownership of the Hithergreen site! The property is now owned by the
Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 12 - 19, 2019. Help make playgrounds a safe place to play for children
Katie is a sophomore at Centerville High School. Volunteering with some of her closest friends, her favorite part is meeting
The Wright Brothers District of the Boy Scouts of America recently recognized the Centerville-Washington Park District as their Outstanding Organization
Regular nature hikes strengthen the heart, lungs, muscles and mind. The Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) designed the Friends and Family
Joe first volunteered with CWPD in 2004 as a founding member of the Creating Community Connections task force. The task
The Centerville-Washington Park District is now accepting applications for part-time, seasonal employment! Summer program staff can work at Hidden Meadows
Hayley is a senior at Centerville High School. Outside of school, she spends time playing soccer and volunteering for the
Centerville and Washington Township residents will soon have a new park to enjoy! The nearly 15-acre parcel of land is
Tom’s love of nature started developing when his parents bought a 245-acre dairy farm. Tom and his brother worked side
Boy Scouts Evan Jones and Chandler Wilson recently completed projects with the Centerville-Washington Park District to earn Eagle Scout badges,
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) has announced its 2018 Annual Awards of Excellence winners. The Centerville-Washington Park District won
Votes were counted on November 12 at 4:30 p.m. Congratulations to our winner, Oakley! You will see Oakley on the
A new system is in place to improve your online program registration and shelter reservation experiences! Prior to winter program
The Hithergreen Strummers are a Mountain/Lap Dulcimer group. This talented group of musicians has generously shared their talents with CWPD
Alex has been an active community volunteer since his family arrived in Dayton more than 30 years ago. He became
Centerville-Washington Township’s five public entities have joined together to introduce the “We Support Safe Communities” program as a way to
Over the last decade, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has become the most destructive forest pest seen in North America.
Bill Yeck Park is a 194-acre natural area along 1.75 miles of Sugar Creek. The park is treasured by hikers,
Harry was a special education teacher for 39 years before his retirement in 2013. He has been married for 37
Megan is a student at Oakwood High School. She first became interested in nature through photography and exploring the woods.
 School is out, summer is here and adventure awaits -- all right here in your community's BIG backyard! Get
Owlexander is ready for a summer vacation! Will you take him with you? Color Owlexander in, cut him out and
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recently
National ParkRx Day is Sunday, April 29. This growing movement encourages everyone to see park visits as important to health and
National ParkRx Day is Sunday, April 29. This growing movement encourages everyone to see park visits as important to health and
National ParkRx Day is Sunday, April 29. This growing movement encourages everyone to see park visits as important to health and
National ParkRx Day is Sunday, April 29. This growing movement encourages everyone to see park visits as important to health and
Forest Field Park has been a site for exciting improvements over the past year, including a paved walking path, gravel
After teaching English for 34 years, Wendy retired from Tecumseh High School and began her career as a volunteer. She
The Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the addition of the fourth Little Free Library within your park system. A Little Free
For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney
Pollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take! The loss of
2017 was a busy year! In November, you passed a 10-year park operating levy with the highest YES vote in
Due to forecasted thunderstorms on April 14, the Amazing Race has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 7. The CWPD Amazing
A class lesson on ecosystems inspired a fifth-grade Destination Imagination team from Weller Elementary School into action. The students learned
Youth Volunteer Lane Schnell was an immense help to CWPD this past summer, volunteering her time at Hidden Meadows Day
A section of the Grant Park yellow trail has been temporarily CLOSED to travel due to the accelerated rate of
Do you have what it takes to be a ninja warrior? We are partnering with Ninja Obstacle Parties and Centerville
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Jeanne developed an appreciation for nature as a child. She is the youngest of five children who were able to
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Following the direction of the 2014 levy approved by voters, the Centerville-Washington Park District is systematically replacing older playgrounds. We
Hannah is a busy freshman at Centerville High School. In between studies and babysitting, she finds time to volunteer for
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Bill Yeck Park has been named a "Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site" by Miami Valley Leave No Child
Community-directed improvements are coming to Forest Field Park! A favorite site for hikers, picnickers and tennis players, the 44-acre community
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Introduced to the community in March 2017, the CWPD Rocks Facebook group has reached 1,000 members! Celebrate with us! We've
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Fourteen-year-old Alter High School student Lauren Shenk is making a difference! Today Lauren donated a Little Free Library to Robert
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
The Centerville-Washington Park District teamed up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators) stations
The Park District, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are excited to be co-sponsoring the second
This BIG chair is going on a tour of your 50 parks! (Because sometimes you just need to sit down,
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
School outreach is an important community role for the Centerville-Washington Park District. Our naturalist is in high demand for classroom
The Iron Horse Park playground has served the community long and well, but it is ready for an upgrade! Following
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Washington Township resident Leslie Jeannet’s artistic talent earned her a new 55-gallon rain barrel! This summer, we invited the community
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
Volunteering runs in the Gonzalez family. Maribeth is no exception, having contributed a  whopping 225 hours of service to the
Exciting things are happening in your parks! The newly acquired extension of Pleasant Hill Park will remain largely undeveloped as
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
At the June 12 meeting of the Centerville-Washington Park District Board of Commissioners, a resolution was passed to place a
The Centerville-Washington Park District is teaming up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators)
Julia spent 30 years of civil service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, serving in the Air Force Research Laboratories
Win a 55-gallon rain barrel by using your artistic talent! The Centerville-Washington Park District has a rain barrel to install
Nathan is a junior at Centerville High School. He has lived in Centerville almost his entire life, moving here when
Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) and Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (MCARC) are teaming up to remind local park visitors about
There's a new treasure-hunting experience in your parks created to make you smile! We've been busy painting rocks and hiding
The Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residents to enjoy. The 6.7-acre parcel of land is
The Centerville-Washington Park District staff plants mature size trees each year to help replace trees that have been lost due
The word “hardworking” perfectly describes this Centerville resident! A graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Criminal
Forestry activity for the removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer (EAB) will continue throughout the winter
We hosted a free community appreciation event Saturday, October 22, to celebrate the grand opening of your newest community park,
Visit a new park feature! Hike the Schoolhouse Park path with Owlexander, the Park District mascot, and his woodland friends.
Centerville-Washington Park District acquires Zengel Pleasant Hill Property The Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residents
The sport of pickleball has been steadily gaining popularity in the greater Dayton area. A cross between tennis, table tennis
Donnybrook Park is home to a unique feature – it contains the only known fen in the Centerville/Washington Township area!
Pollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take! The loss of
It's time to change up your playground routine and visit a park you haven't explored! Beechwood Springs, Rosewood and Wagon
Exciting improvements are in the works for Forest Field Park! Public planning sessions were held in February to receive community
A Geocaching Adventure Challenge The Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the start of spring with an exciting geocaching adventure challenge
The Centerville-Washington Park District recently received close to $24,000 in grant money from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division
Brothers Owen (17) and Gavin (16) Gonzalez were recently selected for the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) “Outstanding Youth
The Penbrooke Garden Club recently generously donated $1,350 to the Centerville-Washington Park District! The money has been earmarked to fund
The dog park currently features two fenced-in areas of approximately one acre each — one area for dogs under 35
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an ash tree-killing insect from Asia, was first identified in Ohio in 2003. The pest has
American Ramp Company has been contracted to design and build an addition to the skatepark at Oak Creek South Park.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library is
The Montgomery County Solid Waste Division awarded the Centerville-Washington Park District a 2014 Buy Recycled Grant. The Park District received
The landscape was changing quickly while contractors were hard at work improving several parks for your increased enjoyment. A hard