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Trail Closure Notice: Bill Yeck Park, McGuffey Meadow Entrance (7893 Wilmington-Dayton Road). Intermittant trail closures as work is done throughout the summer to restore this area back into a wetland.   
Tell us what you think! 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.

Please take a moment to view the full-size preliminary plan (PDF) that resulted from the public planning sessions.

Take the survey to let us know your thoughts. We appreciate your feedback as we aspire to continuously improve your community's BIG backyard!

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Updated: June 24, 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 these adults-only recesses! No need to register, just show up and have a blast!

June 28, 6-7:30 p.m.: Schoolhouse Park

July 26, 6-7:30 p.m.: Iron Horse Park

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

Updated: June 21, 2016


Brand new summer camp options!

We are excited to offer new summer camp options for 2016! Camps are for ages 6-12 and take place at Forest Field Park. They are $40/week for Centerville/Washington Township residents and $70/week for nonresidents.

Ooey Gooey Park Patooey: July 11-14, 6-8:30 p.m.

We’re going to put a sticky spin on some of our favorite park games in this messy camp! We'll do nature science experiments and participate in an interactive presentation from a naturalist.

Go for the Gold: August 1-4, 1-3:30 p.m.

The Summer Olympics are starting early! Children will play kid’s versions of popular Olympic sports like badminton, fencing, tennis, volleyball and more! We'll create Olympic-themed crafts and, of course, hold an Olympic ceremony! The Dayton Dutch Lions will join us for a special demonstration. Come prepared to have fun and help bring your team to victory! 

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Updated: June 14, 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

Are you up to the challenge?

The Summer Pop-Up Park ChallengeThroughout the summer months we’ll be posting challenges on our social media accounts — Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Complete ten out of 15 posted pop-up park challenges and win a $20 Graeter’s gift card! In addition, each winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100 Whole Foods gift card!

Most challenges will involve visiting a specific park location to fulfill a task or find a landmark. Other challenges will involve attending one of our special events! You won’t know the challenge until the challenge timeclock begins, and then you’ll have a deadline to complete it! Post a photo proving challenge completion with the tag #itsacwpdsummer.

The challenge begins June 3!

Updated: May 29, 2016

Work continues on Holes Creek Trail

Aerial view of Holes CreekA 1.3-mile, 10-foot wide multi-use asphalt trail is being constructed along Upper Holes Creek between Holes Creek Park, a 25-acre nature park located at 8575 Yankee Street, and Silvercreek Park, a 9-acre nature park located at 9369 Yankee Street. The project includes three bridges and two culvert crossings over side streams of Holes Creek.

The new trail is part of the community’s multi-use trail plan to develop safe and user-friendly system of trails that foster community connectivity while promoting alternative modes of transportation and enhancing the physical fitness and quality of life for local residents.

The trail is expected to open for use in late July 2016. Please note: this is an active construction site, so the trail is not yet safe for public use.  

Updated: May 13, 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 geocaching.com trackable, and will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card from geocaching.com! 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 geocaching.com.

Participants will need to sign the log book at each cache, log their finds on geocaching.com, 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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