News Announcement Community Member ProfileNational ParkRx Day is Sunday, April 29. This growing movement encourages everyone to see park visits as important to health andRead more.Parks Forest Field Park Playground: Design Preference SurveyForest Field Park has been a site for exciting improvements over the past year, including a paved walking path, gravelRead more.Special Event Sit in the Driver’s SeatCheck out the big vehicles from around town on Saturday, May 12 at our annual free Big Rig Gig! VisitRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Wendy RachlinAfter teaching English for 34 years, Wendy retired from Tecumseh High School and began her career as a volunteer. SheRead more.Parks Obstacle Course: Community Interest SurveyThe Centerville-Washington Park District is exploring the possibility of adding a “Ninja Warrior” style obstacle course in your parks. TheRead more.Parks New Addition to Yankee ParkThe Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the addition of the fourth Little Free Library within your park system. A Little FreeRead more.Announcement Nominate CWPD to receive a $20K grantFor the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt DisneyRead more.Parks More Pollinator Habitats Coming SoonPollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take! The loss ofRead more.Announcement 2017 Annual Report Available2017 was a busy year! In November, you passed a 10-year park operating levy with the highest YES vote inRead more.Special Event Amazing RaceDue to forecasted thunderstorms on April 14, the Amazing Race has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 7. The CWPD AmazingRead more.Announcement Summer Camp RegistrationOnline registration for Adventure Camp, Decoy Art Studio Art Camp, Energy Exploration STEM Camp, Family Nature Camp, Hidden Meadows Day Camp, PreschoolRead more.Special Event Pull Your Weight! Garlic Mustard ChallengeAre you up to the challenge? Starting this April, pull your weight and protect your parks! Garlic mustard is anRead more.News Fifth Graders’ Plan Takes RootA class lesson on ecosystems inspired a fifth-grade Destination Imagination team from Weller Elementary School into action. The students learnedRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Lane SchnellYouth Volunteer Lane Schnell was an immense help to CWPD this past summer, volunteering her time at Hidden Meadows DayRead more.Parks Grant Park Trail Closure NoticeA section of the Grant Park yellow trail has been temporarily CLOSED to travel due to the accelerated rate ofRead more.Announcement Summer Employment OpportunitiesThe Centerville-Washington Park District is now accepting applications for part-time, seasonal employment! Summer program staff can work at Hidden MeadowsRead more.Special Event Ultimate Warrior ChallengeDo you have what it takes to be a ninja warrior? We are partnering with Ninja Obstacle Parties and CentervilleRead more.Announcement Spring Program RegistrationOnline registration for spring programs began Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresidentRead more.Parks 2018 Shelter ReservationsPerfect for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions and more, large group shelters are available in eight of the Centerville-WashingtonRead more.Announcement Final You Spoke, We ListenedYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Jeanne SchierlohJeanne developed an appreciation for nature as a child. She is the youngest of five children who were able toRead more.Announcement Everyone Should Enjoy ParksYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Announcement Overwhelming Approval of Levy RenewalYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Special Event The Winter Pop-Up Park ChallengeAre you up to the challenge? The Pop-Up Park Challenge is back for more winter-themed fun! Beginning Monday, December 4,Read more.News Iron Horse Park UpgradesFollowing the direction of the 2014 levy approved by voters, the Centerville-Washington Park District is systematically replacing older playgrounds. WeRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Hannah NickosonHannah is a busy freshman at Centerville High School. In between studies and babysitting, she finds time to volunteer forRead more.Announcement Future Trails and PathwaysYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.News Bill Yeck Park named Connect to Nature SiteBill Yeck Park has been named a “Best in Ohio Connect to Nature Site” by Miami Valley Leave No ChildRead more.Parks Forest Field Park ConstructionCommunity-directed improvements are coming to Forest Field Park! A favorite site for hikers, picnickers and tennis players, the 44-acre communityRead more.Announcement Quality Family TimeYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.News 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’veRead more.Announcement Nonresident Fees Stretch Tax DollarsYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.News New Little Free LibraryFourteen-year-old Alter High School student Lauren Shenk is making a difference! Today Lauren donated a Little Free Library to RobertRead more.Announcement Shade & Dogs: Two of Your Favorite ThingsYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.News AED Ribbon Cutting CeremonyThe Centerville-Washington Park District teamed up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators) stationsRead more.News Commercial Photography PermitsWe agree, parks are a wonderful place to have family photos taken! However, commercial activity, including commercial photography, is notRead more.Special Event Family Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing DayThe Park District, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are excited to be co-sponsoring the secondRead more.Announcement The Big Chair in Your Big BackyardThis BIG chair is going on a tour of your 50 parks! (Because sometimes you just need to sit down,Read more.Announcement More Nature Classes and ProgramsYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Sue MeyerSchool outreach is an important community role for the Centerville-Washington Park District. Our naturalist is in high demand for classroomRead more.Parks New Playground Coming SoonThe Iron Horse Park playground has served the community long and well, but it is ready for an upgrade! FollowingRead more.Announcement More Natural AreasYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Announcement Fall Program RegistrationOnline registration for fall programs begins Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresidentRead more.News Rain Barrel Design Contest WinnerWashington Township resident Leslie Jeannet’s artistic talent earned her a new 55-gallon rain barrel! This summer, we invited the communityRead more.Announcement More Ways to Participate: Evenings and WeekendsYour Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Maribeth GonzalezVolunteering runs in the Gonzalez family. Maribeth is no exception, having contributed a whopping 225 hours of service to theRead more.Parks Pleasant Hill Park Expansion PlanExciting things are happening in your parks! The newly acquired extension of Pleasant Hill Park will remain largely undeveloped asRead more.Announcement More Park Programs!Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large samplingRead more.News November Levy Will Not Increase TaxesAt the June 12 meeting of the Centerville-Washington Park District Board of Commissioners, a resolution was passed to place aRead more.News AEDs Installed to Save Lives in ParksThe Centerville-Washington Park District is teaming up with youth athletic organizations in the community to provide AED (automated external defibrillators)Read more.Volunteer Spotlight Julia LeetJulia spent 30 years of civil service at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, serving in the Air Force Research LaboratoriesRead more.Parks Activity Center Park Sprayground OpensThe sprayground opened for the season Friday, May 26! If you are planning a group visit to the sprayground this summerRead more.News Rain Barrel Design ContestWin a 55-gallon rain barrel by using your artistic talent! The Centerville-Washington Park District has a rain barrel to installRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Nathan HolthausNathan is a junior at Centerville High School. He has lived in Centerville almost his entire life, moving here whenRead more.News MCARC Visiting Parks to Educate Dog OwnersCenterville-Washington Park District (CWPD) and Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (MCARC) are teaming up to remind local park visitors aboutRead more.Announcement CWPD RocksThere’s a new treasure-hunting experience in your parks created to make you smile! We’ve been busy painting rocks and hidingRead more.News Expansion of Village South ParkThe Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residents to enjoy. The 6.7-acre parcel of land isRead more.News Brownie Troop Lends Hand with Tree PlantingThe Centerville-Washington Park District staff plants mature size trees each year to help replace trees that have been lost dueRead more.Volunteer Spotlight Cambra EdmondsonThe word “hardworking” perfectly describes this Centerville resident! A graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.S. in CriminalRead more.Parks Ash Tree Removal in the ParksForestry activity for the removal of ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer (EAB) will continue throughout the winterRead more.News BIG Backyard Party!We hosted a free community appreciation event Saturday, October 22, to celebrate the grand opening of your newest community park,Read more.Parks Owlexander’s Tyke HikeVisit a new park feature! Hike the Schoolhouse Park path with Owlexander, the Park District mascot, and his woodland friends.Read more.News Centerville-Washington Park District acquires Zengel Pleasant Hill PropertyCenterville-Washington Park District acquires Zengel Pleasant Hill Property The Centerville-Washington Park District has acquired another high-quality natural habitat for residentsRead more.News New Pickleball CourtsThe sport of pickleball has been steadily gaining popularity in the greater Dayton area. A cross between tennis, table tennisRead more.Parks Restoring Donnybrook Fen: A Hidden GemDonnybrook Park is home to a unique feature – it contains the only known fen in the Centerville/Washington Township area!Read more.Parks New Pollinator HabitatsPollinators, most often honey bees, are responsible for one in every three bites of food we take! The loss ofRead more.Parks New Places to PlayIt’s time to change up your playground routine and visit a park you haven’t explored! Beechwood Springs, Rosewood and WagonRead more.Parks Updated improvement plans for Forest Field ParkExciting improvements are in the works for Forest Field Park! Public planning sessions were held in February to receive communityRead more.Special Event A Geocaching Adventure ChallengeA Geocaching Adventure Challenge The Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the start of spring with an exciting geocaching adventure challengeRead more.Parks Archery Range Improvements on TargetThe Centerville-Washington Park District recently received close to $24,000 in grant money from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources DivisionRead more.News Gonzalez brothers named outstanding youth leadersBrothers Owen (17) and Gavin (16) Gonzalez were recently selected for the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association’s (OPRA) “Outstanding YouthRead more.News Penbrooke Garden Club Donates to CWPDThe Penbrooke Garden Club recently generously donated $1,350 to the Centerville-Washington Park District! The money has been earmarked to fundRead more.Parks The Dog Park at Oak Grove Park is GrowingThe dog park currently features two fenced-in areas of approximately one acre each — one area for dogs under 35Read more.News Managing the Emerald Ash BorerEmerald Ash Borer (EAB), an ash tree-killing insect from Asia, was first identified in Ohio in 2003. The pest hasRead more.Parks Skatepark Expanding at Oak Creek South ParkAmerican Ramp Company has been contracted to design and build an addition to the skatepark at Oak Creek South Park.Read more.Parks Take a Book, Leave a BookWe are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library isRead more.Parks New Boardwalk and Observation DeckThe Montgomery County Solid Waste Division awarded the Centerville-Washington Park District a 2014 Buy Recycled Grant. The Park District receivedRead more.Parks Park Additions Expand OpportunitiesThe landscape was changing quickly while contractors were hard at work improving several parks for your increased enjoyment. A hardRead more.