Watkins Glen Park is currently closed to the public
due to forestry activities (ash tree removal). |
Pleasant Hill Park
will have some areas closed to the public during the week of July 27, 2015
for ash tree removal.
The Centerville-Washington Park District has position openings
for a full-time Recreation Coordinator and a
part-time Volunteer Coordinator.
more about the open positions>>
July 21, 2015
Movie Night in the Park
your dinner to Activity Center
Park and enjoy the playground and sprayground and
other fun activities on Saturday, August 1 beginning at
8:00 p.m. When the sun
sets, find a place on the lawn to enjoy Ice Age:
Continental Drift on the big screen!
Chairs or a picnic blanket are recommended.
Registration is requested.
July 23, 2015
Skatepark Expansion Feedback
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
Please return your comments to Nick Meyer at
July 15, 2015
We're Ready to Have a Sudsational Time!
won’t want to miss this annual end-of-summer special event!
Bring your children to Yankee Park
on Friday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. - noon. There will
be water-themed games for them to play before the Washington
Township Fire Department foam truck arrives!
Advance registration is not required, but please sign-in your
child and plan to stay with them at the event.
To avoid eye irritation, please
consider bringing goggles for your child to wear while playing
in the foam.
July 15, 2015
Take a Book, Leave a Book
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.
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
You can find other Little Free Libraries in
our area and all over the world by visiting
July 13, 2015
The Summer Pop-Up Park Challenge
you think you’re up to the challenge?
Thoughout the summer
we’ll be posting challenges on our social media accounts —
Instagram. Complete ten pop-up park
challenges on your own or with family and friends and win a
Graeter's gift card! Everyone that completes the challenge will also be entered for a grand prize! Most challenges will
involve visiting a specific park location to fulfill a task or
to find a landmark. Other challenges will involve attending one
of our summer special events! You won’t know the challenge until
the challenge timeclock begins, and then you’ll have
to complete it. Post a photo proving challenge completion with
the tag #itsacwpdsummer.
Like us on Facebook and follow us on
Instagram to get more updates about this summer’s
park challenge! We’re excited to spend the summer in the parks
The challenge began on June 1!Updated:
June 2, 2015
Summer News & Events
Read the latest Park District news and find upcoming program
information in the June-August 2015 issue of News & Events!
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).
Download PDF version of newsletter>>
April 20, 2015
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Centerville-Washington Park District grows to 50 parks!
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!
January 16, 2015
Robert F. Mays Park Update
we approach the cold winter months, we wanted to provide an update on Robert
F. Mays Park. All drainage for the fields and parking lot has been
completed. Jess Construction has performed 20,100 cy of excavation and
22,300 cy of embankment, leaving 6,500 cy of fill remaining for the site.
The existing soils were mostly clay, so Com-Til was incorporated to add
nutrients to the soil. Everything was re-graded to make sure the playing
fields were at the proper elevation. A “dormant seed” of the Green Velvet Sports
Mixture will be applied to the athletic fields over the winter months. The
native plant areas and turf areas will get temporary seed as per the plans.
The mounding around the exterior of the fields is very close to finish grade
and many, but not all of the tress have been planted. The remaining trees
will be planted over the winter months.
The parking lot has the first
4.5” of aggregate base on top of the subgrade. All curb in the
parking lot has been installed. The wall ball wall footer has
been poured and construction of the wall has started. We will
continue to push forward with all items of work that aren’t
weather sensitive and hope to have only a few remaining items
from Phase 1 construction flow into next year.
Future phases of the park development include
construction of the shelter with restrooms (in 2015 thanks to a NatureWorks
grant received), with playground, fitness stations, and walking trails
completed once future funding is secured.
View the final approved
plan. (The Wallingsford circle is planned, but not shown on this map.)
If you have any questions during the construction project, please call the
park headquarters at 937-433-5155.
Watch for future updates here!
December 4, 2014
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