two adults and two children walking in Holes Creek at Grant Park

New Grant Park Master Plan Adopted

The Centerville-Washington Park District began work on the Grant Park master plan project in March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, proposed community engagement sessions were modified to include an online survey and a virtual community meeting. The online survey…

red squirrel on log gathering material for nest at Bill Yeck Park

To Hibernate or Not To Hibernate

Squirrels are among the most recognizable local wildlife; they’re noisy, they’re active, and they always seem to be around. But there’s more than one way to be a squirrel! Squirrels are members of the rodent family Sciuridae, and our local…

Monarch butterfly on aster in Bill Yeck Park

Amazing Migrations

With the season of diminished daylight upon us, the shift from summer wildlife to winter wildlife is pretty much complete. Insects have substantially disappeared from the meadows. You’re not likely to see a snake in your path through the woods.…

red squirrel at Bill Yeck Park

Going Nuts!

Going nuts! A good year for walnuts — and squirrels. These days, every squirrel seems to have a nut in its mouth. And if you walk in the woods, it’s hard not to notice the crunch of acorns underfoot, or…

Kim Senft-Paras at Pleasant Hill Little Free Library

New Little Free Library

Pleasant Hill Park has a new Little Free Library! Patrick Hansford designed the Little Free Library to resemble the iconic sunscreen at Woodbourne Library. It was a gift from the Friends of Washington-Centerville Public Library to honor the contributions made…

Activity Center Park Sprayground

Activity Center Park Sprayground Open

The sprayground opened for the season on Wednesday, July 1! Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, groups of 10 or larger are prohibited from visiting this summer. The shelter is open to park visitors, but group reservations are not available.…

three dogs playing in dog park

Pop-Up Pup Parks

Discover a fun way to get together with your neighbors and their dogs this summer! In an effort to create more active and social outdoor spaces, we will rotate pop-up dog parks to various neighborhood parks every three weeks throughout…