Date: May 5, 2017
Contact: Carrie A. Dittman, Centerville-Washington Park District,
Subject: Rain Barrel Design Contest

CENTERVILLE, OH: You can use your artistic talent to win a 55-gallon rain barrel! The Centerville-Washington Park District (CWPD) is installing a new rain barrel at their headquarters building located in Activity Center Park at 221 N. Main Street in Centerville. They would like to use the rain barrel to display your artwork in the high traffic park.

Rain barrels are above ground storage containers designed to capture rainwater for reuse. They reduce the rainwater runoff that is polluting waterways with fertilizers and pesticides. Placing a rain barrel under your gutter’s downspout lets you collect the runoff from your roof. From a spigot near the bottom of the barrel, you can hook up a garden hose, open the valve, and use the water for a wide variety of applications. Many homeowners use harvested rainwater to water lawns, plants and gardens. This steady supply of free water may even help you save money on your water bill!

Submit rain barrel design proposals to CWPD’s Communication Coordinator Carrie Dittman,, by June 1 for consideration. Include full name, mailing address, phone number and age with your design. The winning designer will get to paint their design on the CWPD rain barrel and will get a free 55-gallon rain barrel of their own!


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