Date: April 17, 2018
Contact: Carrie Dittman, Centerville-Washington Park District,
Subject: Past and Present History Hike at Grant Park

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, OH: Centerville-Washington History and the Centerville-Washington Park District are teaming up to offer a glimpse into the history of Grant Park. Former country estate of Richard H. Grant, Sr., Grant Park is a 190-acre nature park located in Washington Township. Inducted into the Dayton Walk of Fame in 2017, Richard Grant’s career began in 1904 as a clerk at NCR and ended in 1955 as Chairman of the Board of Reynolds & Reynolds.

Join both agencies Saturday, April 28 at the Normandy Entrance of Grant Park for a short presentation followed by a walk through the park. First, see photos of the property as a working farm and then explore the park to compare what you see today. Along the walk, the Park District’s naturalist will point out the park’s spring blossoms.

The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Pre-registration is required. $4 per Centerville/Washington Township family, $6 per nonresident family. Not recommended for children under 5 years old. Register online at or call (937) 433-5155. Registration deadline is Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m.


The Centerville-Washington Park District operates eight community parks, nine nature parks, and 33 neighborhood parks encompassing more than 1,000 acres in Centerville and Washington Township. For more information about the Centerville-Washington Park District, please call (937) 433-5155 or visit