Your Centerville-Washington Park District is serious about providing the park and recreation opportunities you want! CWPD perpetually seeks resident and stakeholder input to build strategic plans, master plans, programming plans, capital improvements plans and budgets. This allows us to align resources with community priorities.

Our most recent Community Needs Assessment was conducted in 2022 — and in 2019 before that! Resident feedback generates great ideas and opinions, and we would like to share the many improvements that are a direct result of your input. So, every two weeks from July to November, we will post a short message about what’s been added, fixed, improved or expanded to meet your requests!

Introducing: In Your BIG Backyard

In Your BIG Backyard, a monthly Centerville-Washington Park District newsletter

One of the Park District’s strategic plan priorities is to effectively engage stakeholders. Time and time again, our surveys show that our biggest engagement opportunity comes from in-person interactions and from the seasonal Park District News & Events publication. However, the most recent survey also revealed that one of our residents’ most preferred ways to learn what is happening in their parks is through an e-newsletter. Interesting to note, especially since we did not offer an e-newsletter!

Shortly after receiving that information last summer, we quickly changed that and issued the first edition of In Your BIG Backyard! This monthly e-newsletter has a “Top 5” format to let subscribers know about five noteworthy ways to enjoy the parks each month. It is delivered on the last Friday of the month. Since its inception, the newsletter has grown to more than 500 subscribers — and it continues to grow! The Park Moments section of the e-newsletter is a staff favorite because it highlights your experiences in the parks, and we love to see the park experiences you all share!

We recently sent out the 13th installment of In Your BIG Backyard. You can subscribe to the monthly e-newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of the home page and providing your name and email address in the designated fields.

Check out last Friday’s issue of In Your BIG Backyard >

Thank you for your input. It is only with resident input and feedback that the Park District can put resources where it is most important to you. Keep your suggestions coming!

Previous installments of You Spoke, We Listened: