CWPD volunteer Lindsay Perry

Lindsay Perry

Lindsay, a 15-year-old homeschool sophomore, loves to spend time outdoors — doing just about anything! Some of her favorite hobbies include hammocking, hiking, bike riding, tree climbing, frog catching and reading. When not outdoors, you will find Lindsay refining her…

CWPD volunteer at Holes Creek Park Monarch Waystation

Catherine Tollefson

Seventeen-year-old Centerville High School student Catherine Tollefson recently planted a Monarch Waystation at Holes Creek Park. She researched appropriate plants and reached out to native plant nurseries for donations, successfully garnering enough plant donations for the entire Waystation! The new…

CWPD youth volunteer with four children at camp

Simran Surana

Simran is a senior at Centerville High School. At school she participates in Science Olympiad — growing her love of science with her friends. She is also involved in Student Council and has had the opportunity to raise thousands of…

CWPD volunteer Bill Keegans

Bill Keegans

At 23, Bill Keegans left his home in Scotland and emigrated to Australia. As a software developer, Bill was working with Australia’s largest company (BHP) when he applied for a position with NCR’s Australian operation. Seven years later he was…

CWPD volunteer Julianne Gonzalez

Julianne Gonzalez

Julianne is in 9th grade and has been involved in park programs since kindergarten! She’s the youngest of five children in her family (all of whom have also been CWPD volunteers!) and her hobbies outside of volunteering are gymnastics, swimming…

CWPD volunteer John Kennard at fall birding program

John Kennard

John is a life-long resident of the Dayton area, who graduated from Fairview High School and attended Wright State University. He retired from General Motors in 2006 and began his second career as a bus driver for Centerville City Schools.…

CWPD volunteer Jeremy Eatough at park headquarters

Jeremy Eatough

Jeremy is an eighth grader at Magsig Middle School in Centerville. He has been enjoying park programs for many years. His favorite part about volunteering for the Park District is that he gets to help spread some of that same…

volunteer showing pelt to student

Tammi Eslinger

Tammi Eslinger has been a Centerville resident for nearly 25 years. The wife of an Air Force officer and a mother of four sons, she quickly learned the area by visiting parks with her sons’ various sports schedules. Tammi began…

CWPD volunteer Katie Kress

Katie Kress

Katie is a sophomore at Centerville High School. Volunteering with some of her closest friends, her favorite part is meeting new members of her community while being out in the parks that she grew up exploring. Along with volunteering for…

CWPD volunteer Joe DiMisa

Joe DiMisa

Joe first volunteered with CWPD in 2004 as a founding member of the Creating Community Connections task force. The task force planned and advocated for multi-use trail routes in the area. Joe was a bicycle commuter for many years and…