Mission Statement

Deliver fun, healthy, and outstanding park experiences that connect the community with the outdoors.


To become the outdoor recreation destination of choice for the community we serve.

Values (we believe in …)

Creating positive memories.
Public service.
Fiscal responsibility.
Environmental responsibility.

2024 – 2027 Strategic Plan

The Centerville Washington Park District continues to employ strategic planning for a number of valuable reasons. First, communities evolve over time, and their needs, demographics, and priorities may shift. Updating the strategic plan allows the park district to assess whether its current objectives align with the most up-to-date community feedback. This ensures that the park district remains responsive to community dynamics and continues to provide relevant and valuable services.

Second, the previous strategic plan had run its course, as all strategic plans do. By evaluating the outcomes and impacts of implemented strategies, the park district can identify areas of success and areas that may need adjustment or improvement. This process helps in refining goals, setting new targets, and ensuring that the organization is on track to fulfill its mission effectively.

Finally, updating the strategic plan allows the District to assess external factors and adjust accordingly, ensuring that it remains resilient and adaptable under today’s conditions. This strategic plan challenges the organization to improve upon an already superior park system.

The following summary attempts to explain how the plan will enable the District to meet the needs of its residents. However, the plan could not have been created without the direction and support of the Park Commissioners— Mr. Alex Pearl, Mr. Jason Riley, and, Mr. Jeff Senney and dedicated involvement from the entire staff. Even more important to the plan was the input provided by so many residents of Centerville and Washington Township via surveys, focus groups and conversations. The Board and Staff of the Park District offer their thanks and appreciation to the hundreds of people who take the time to give opinions, ideas and feedback.

Review the strategic plan summary (PDF) >