Free family movie night: Lilo & Stitch

Silver Screen Under the StarsAloha! We're having a luau! Join us tonight, Friday, August 26 at Yankee Park for Lilo & Stitch!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. Free popcorn will be available and there will be games to play before the movie begins at sunset.

Note: The Menehune Tiki Bus was scheduled to be at this event. Unfortunately, they have cancelled. They are repairing the bus after an unfortunate accident. We wish them well and hope they are back on the road again soon! We were unable to find a replacement at this late date, so make sure you eat dinner before you come!

Updated: August 26, 2016

Bikes, Boards & BBQ at the expanded skatepark

Skatepark at Oak Creek South ParkHelp celebrate the newly expanded skatepark with a free event, Saturday, September 10 from noon – 2 p.m. at Oak Creek South Park!

Bikers, skaters and their families will enjoy demos from Inspired Stunt Shows, music from Liftoff Entertainment and food from PA’s Pork food truck!

New features of the skatepark include 2’, 3’, and 4’ bank ramps, 4’ and 8’ tall quarter pipes, and a stair set, rails and ledges for intermediate and advanced skaters. The expansion to the skatepark was completed in late March of this year.

Updated: August 25, 2016

Family Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day

Fishing at Oak Grove ParkThe Park District, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are excited to be co-sponsoring this community celebration at Oak Grove Park! September 24 will be filled with family-oriented, hands-on activities that all ages and abilities will enjoy. Share the fun of outdoor sports while learning about the important role hunting and fishing play in Ohio’s wildlife conservation.

Planned activities include: fishing, hunting and trapping demos, Buckeye DockDogs, casting challenge, 3D archery skills challenge, kid zone activities, beginner archery clinics, food trucks and vendors!

Saturday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Updated: August 16, 2016

Activity Center Park Sprayground

Activity Center Park SpraygroundThe sprayground will remain open for the season through Sunday, September 11. The sprayground is located at Activity Center Park, 221 N. Main St., Centerville. The water is motion sensor activated and turns off each evening at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy!

Updated: August 12, 2016

Updated improvement plans for Forest Field Park

Forest Field Park Improvements 2016Exciting improvements are in the works for Forest Field Park! Public planning sessions were held in February to receive community feedback on desirable future park amenities. A plan was drafted and shared with the community.

With your valued input, we have made some changes to the preliminary plan! The path along the north and south ends has been moved further into the park and outside of the tree line.

Some neighbors have asked, “Why the crushed stone path? Can we keep it grass?” The stone path will allow park users of all abilities to get outside and enjoy this great community park. To comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA): paths, where not paved, need to be crushed stone. Grass does not meet the requirements. Now this surface will be accessible for strollers, bikes, wheelchairs and walkers! The nine foot width allows for people to safely and easily pass one another on the trail.

We have also shown an improved line of sight between the new playground and the new nature play area. This will be a great picnic area for all residents to watch family and friends at play!

Please take a moment to view the master plan (PDF) that resulted from the public planning sessions and community feedback!

Updated: August 3, 2016

July's free family movie night rescheduled

Silver Screen Under the StarsJuly's CWPD Silver Screen Under the Stars has been rescheduled due to the rainy forecast. Join us Friday, September 23 at Oak Creek South Park for The Incredibles!

Super Heroes Closet will be attending with several super heroes!

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and a beach ball to donate to Dream Catchers VSP, a nonprofit organization that offers all children, no matter their disability, the opportunity to enjoy playing the game of softball.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Free popcorn will be available and there will be plenty of games to play before the movie begins at sunset.

Updated: July 29, 2016

Fall 2016 News & Events

Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the September-November 2016 issue of News & Events!

Online registration opens for fall programs 10 a.m. August 15 for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Phone or walk-in registration begins August 16.

Nonresident online registration begins 10 a.m. August 22. Nonresident phone or walk-in registration begins August 23.

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Updated: July 25, 2016

Adults-only recess

Remember all those playground games you used to play? You may not have realized it then, but while you were having fun, you were also working out! Join us for a great workout, fun and laughter. Bring your significant other, neighbors and friends for an adults-only recess! No need to register, just show up and have a blast!

August 30, 6-7:30 p.m.: Oak Grove Park

Updated: July 20, 2016

Children at play. Thank you for not smoking.

Thank you for not smokingSummer break is here and the parks are full!

The Centerville-Washington Park District is dedicated to providing the community with ample opportunities to live healthy and active lifestyles. Secondhand smoke is a proven health risk and children may be especially vulnerable. It is our hope that park visitors will abstain from smoking in any park area where children are at play. Reduce litter, promote positive role modeling and give children a healthy, safe place to play!

Updated: May 31, 2016

Summer 2016 News & Events

Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program information in the June-August 2016 issue of News & Events!

Online registration opens for summer programs 10 a.m. May 16 for Centerville and Washington Township residents. Phone or walk-in registration begins May 17.

Nonresident online registration begins 10 a.m. May 23. Nonresident phone or walk-in registration begins May 24.

Please note: there has been a change since newsletter printing to the Booked for Lunch summer book schedule. The book for June is now Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and the book for July is now Grandma Gatewood's Walk. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Updated: May 9, 2016

CacheQuest: A Geocaching Adventure Challenge

CacheQuestThe Centerville-Washington Park District is celebrating the start of spring with an exciting geocaching adventure challenge in the Smith Property area of Bill Yeck Park! The cache stages will be themed around the past, present and future of the Smith Property.

The first 50 participants to find and log all 6 caches will win a CWPD official trackable, and will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card from! Limit one entry per family. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 20.

Official Rules:

CacheQuest is a multi-stage challenge, with the coordinates for each cache found in the preceding cache. The first set of coordinates were released on March 20, 2016 on

Participants will need to sign the log book at each cache, log their finds on, and also keep a record of each cache’s title and coordinates for proof.

Participants will need to come to Park Headquarters to fill out a log sheet with the title and coordinates for each cache in order to claim their official CWPD geo-traveler. (Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Only the first 50 participants will receive a trackable.

One trackable per family.

Updated: April 19, 2016

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