Schoolhouse Park shelter

2022 Shelter Reservations

Perfect for birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunions and more, large group shelters are available in eight of the Centerville-Washington Park District community parks. Reservations for the 2022 calendar year may be made beginning at noon on Monday, January 3.  …

Osage oranges on the ground

Of Monkey Brains and Mammoths

It’s been a good year for Osage oranges (Maclura pomifera). Now, in mid-to late-autumn, the grapefruit-sized “monkey brains” (as Osage orange fruits are commonly called) litter the ground, turning from chartreuse to brown as they soften and decay. What are…

Owlexander wrapped in holiday lights

Recycle Holiday Lights

Don’t let broken lights dim your holiday spirit! The Centerville-Washington Park District has five collection locations for the Cohen Holiday Lights Recycling Drive. From December 1 to February 1, drop off unwanted lights during daylight hours at the following locations:…

Winter Woods Day Camp

Winter Program Registration

Online registration for winter programs begins Monday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Online nonresident registration will begin one week later on Monday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m. Phone registration begins one day later than…

hummingbird drinking jewelweed nector

The Hummingbird and the Shrew

The parks of Southwest Ohio are home to two of the country’s smallest “warm-blooded” critters. Ruby-throated hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, are conspicuous throughout the warmer months; least shrews, Cryptotis parva, also are common residents, though ¬much less visible. Adults of each…

The Great Turkey Trek '21

The Great Turkey Trek

We need your help during this new Thanksgiving adventure! Help us find missing turkeys during an interactive walk or hike on Saturday, November 20 at Forest Field and Bill Yeck Parks! There are two options for your quest, a one-mile…

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Sophia Wang

Sophia Wang started volunteering with the parks at the 2018 summer recreation camps. Since then, she has branched out into volunteering for fun seasonal events like Eggstravaganza. Sophia loves helping with programs that have an artistic component! She volunteers outside…

four people holding a gold medal plaque in front of a photo backdrop

Finalists for National Gold Medal Award

In May 2021, The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced the Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence…