You spoke. We listened.Your Centerville-Washington Park Board is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want. In 2015, a large sampling of residents provided us with lots of great feedback. Then in late 2016, we conducted another survey to get more of your ideas and opinions. We supplemented the survey with citizen interviews, focus groups and public meetings. Thank you to everyone who participated!

We would like to share the many improvements that are a direct result of your input. So, every two weeks for the remainder of the year we will be posting a short message about what’s been added, fixed, improved or expanded to meet your requests!


Residents, participants and park enjoyers of all stripes,

This is the last installment of You Spoke, We Listened. We certainly hope you have enjoyed it. The Board and Staff of your Park District have certainly enjoyed listening, and have enjoyed responding to your recreational needs.

Just because this is the last installment doesn’t mean we are no longer listening! Please keep sharing your ideas, thoughts, suggestions and even complaints. All communication is valuable, and the more the better. The more we hear about what is important to the community, the better we can serve you.

Here a some of the many ways to communicate with us to get, and stay, engaged:

  • Fill out evaluations after programs. It is emailed to all program participants, but you can also find it here.
  • Contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Use the contact us form on the website.
  • Volunteer, either by yourself, or with a group.
  • Request one of our naturalists to conduct a program for your club, school or group.
  • Attend one of our focus group or neighborhood input meetings.
  • Write, call (937-433-5155) or email!

We can’t do everything each resident requests, but with your continual interaction and engagement, we can spot trends and patterns. From those, we can develop plans to deliver what most people seem to want. So far, thanks to all that you have told us, it seems to be working well.

Happy Holidays to all, and remember to keep exploring your community’s BIG backyard!

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