The basketball courts at Concept Park will be closed 8/14/15 - 8/28/15. The courts are being replaced with new ones.

Portions of the paved trail at Yankee Park are currently closed to the public due to forestry activities (ash tree removal).

Portions of the Iron Horse Trail are currently being repaired. You may encounter trail closures on your visit.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation

Enthusiastic about nature? Interested in more community involvement? Become a Park District Volunteer! We're holding a volunteer orientation Tuesday, September 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. The orientation is for adult volunteers who wish to lead classroom programs and park field trips. Training will include presentation tips, lesson outlines and program materials.

New volunteers should submit a completed volunteer application prior to or at the orientation. Applications can be picked up at Park District Headquarters or downloaded here.

Updated: August 27, 2015
Paws in the Park - Vendor Booth Space Applications Available

Summer Pop-Up Park ChallengePaws in the Park
Friday, September 18, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This fun event, co-sponsored by the Washington-Centerville Public Library, is a great opportunity for the community to learn more about local pet services and pick up some fun giveaways! Hot dogs will be available for purchase from Dogs for Dogs!

Participant registration for Paws in the Park is not required.

Vendors interested in booth space, please contact Ally DeShurko at or (937) 433-5155. Deadline for booth space application is Friday, September 4.

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Updated: August 5, 2015
Fall 2015 News & Events  

News & Events September-November 2015Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the September-November 2015 issue of News & Events! This issue includes new registration procedures and more evening and weekend programs for you to enjoy!

Registration is now open for fall programs!

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Updated: August 27, 2015
Skatepark Expansion Feedback

Schoolhouse Park Little Free LibraryAmerican Ramp Company has been contracted to expand the Oak Creek South Park skatepark. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall. An open house was held at the Oak Creek South Park shelter to gather design feedback on July 14, 2015.

If you missed the meeting, but would still like to give your feedback, please complete the Skatepark Questionnaire. The questionnaire is intended to help develop ideas for the layout of the park and is your chance to voice your opinion and impact the future of the park!

Please return your comments to Nick Meyer at

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Updated: July 15, 2015
Take a Book, Leave a Book

Schoolhouse Park Little Free LibraryWe are pleased to announce the addition of a Little Free Library at Schoolhouse Park. This Little Free Library is the first in Centerville, and one of eight registered in the greater Dayton area. A Little Free Library is a collection of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and leave behind another book to share. This concept was introduced in Wisconsin and has turned into a worldwide book sharing movement.

The Ribbon Cutting for the Schoolhouse Park Little Free Library was held on July 13. A free story time for children ages 5 and under followed the short ribbon cutting ceremony.

Generous donations from the Centerville Rotary Club and the Centerville-Washington Foundation helped make the Little Free Library possible. The Carpenters Local 136 and the Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program volunteered their time and skills to build the library, which was designed by Patrick Hansford Associates. The Little Free Library will be monitored by the Friends of Washington-Centerville Library to make sure it is always stocked with books. Visit to drop off a book to enjoy and pick up a new one for yourself or your children!

You can find other Little Free Libraries in our area and all over the world by visiting

Updated: July 13, 2015

Summer News & Events  

News & Events June-August 2015Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the June-August 2015 issue of News & Events! This issue also includes information about Hidden Meadows Day Camp taking place this summer.

Registration for Hidden Meadows Day Camp began on April 20 at 10 a.m. for Centerville and Washington Township residents (April 27 at 10 a.m. for nonresidents).

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Updated: April 20, 2015

Centerville-Washington Park District grows to 50 parks!

Little Woods ParkPreserving open space throughout the community is the foundation of the Centerville-Washington Park District’s mission. We're excited to announce that a recent land donation to the Park District by the William and Dorothy Yeck Family Foundation will allow us to continue that mission. The Yeck Family Foundation has donated 3.6 acres along Far Hills Avenue, at the northernmost entrance to the community, which will become the Park District’s 50th park.

“We’re proud to carry on the legacy of support in expanding our community’s open spaces and the Park District’s tireless efforts to improve the services they provide to our neighborhoods,” said Bob Yeck, of the Yeck Family Foundation.

The park, to be named Little Woods Park, will be developed primarily as a nature park, with an emphasis on native plantings. The plants are planned to provide color during all growing seasons—spring, summer and fall. Little Woods Park will feature a crushed limestone path running north/south. Plans call for native butterfly, herb, scent and prairie gardens along the path. The Park District’s fourth Nature Literature Trail, in partnership with the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Yeck Family Foundation, will also be installed along the path. A small shelter and a picnic table grove are also planned.

The initial stage of park development, which is currently in process, includes the removal of invasive honeysuckle and vines along the eastern boundary of the property. The park is expected to be open for public use in early summer.

We are grateful to the William and Dorothy Yeck Family Foundation for their support of the Centerville-Washington Park District and are excited to develop our 50th park!

Updated: January 16, 2015

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