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Everyone Should Enjoy Parks
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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2018 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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Overwhelming Approval of Levy Renewal
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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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 4,
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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
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Hannah Nickoson
Hannah is a busy freshman at Centerville High School. In between studies and babysitting, she finds time to volunteer for
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Future Trails and Pathways
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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Bill Yeck Park named Connect to Nature Site
Bill Yeck Park has been named a “Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site” by Miami Valley Leave No Child
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Forest Field Park Construction
Community-directed improvements are coming to Forest Field Park! A favorite site for hikers, picnickers and tennis players, the 44-acre community
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Quality Family Time
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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CWPD Rocks 1,000 Member Celebration!
Introduced to the community in March 2017, the CWPD Rocks Facebook group has reached 1,000 members! Celebrate with us! We’ve
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Nonresident Fees Stretch Tax Dollars
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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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
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Shade & Dogs: Two of Your Favorite Things
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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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
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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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Family Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day
The Park District, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are excited to be co-sponsoring the second
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The Big Chair in Your Big Backyard
This BIG chair is going on a tour of your 50 parks! (Because sometimes you just need to sit down,
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More Nature Classes and Programs
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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Sue Meyer
School outreach is an important community role for the Centerville-Washington Park District. Our naturalist is in high demand for classroom
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New Playground Coming Soon
The Iron Horse Park playground has served the community long and well, but it is ready for an upgrade! Following
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More Natural Areas
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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Free Summer Movie Nights
Join us this summer for the Silver Screen Under the Stars series! Each movie night takes place on a Friday
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Fall Program Registration
Online registration for fall programs begins Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident
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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
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More Ways to Participate: Evenings and Weekends
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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Maribeth Gonzalez
Volunteering runs in the Gonzalez family. Maribeth is no exception, having contributed a  whopping 225 hours of service to the
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Pleasant Hill Park Expansion Plan
Exciting things are happening in your parks! The newly acquired extension of Pleasant Hill Park will remain largely undeveloped as
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More Park Programs!
Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling
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Splashtacular
Splash into the end of summer Friday, July 28 at this annual special event full of water-themed games and activities!
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November Levy Will Not Increase Taxes
At the June 12 meeting of the Centerville-Washington Park District Board of Commissioners, a resolution was passed to place a
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AEDs Installed to Save Lives in Parks
The Centerville-Washington Park District is teaming up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators)
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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 opened 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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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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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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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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