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Programs Available through the Wood County Park District

Here are the latest programs available through the Wood County Park District:

PIPs: Dragonflies and Art in the Park

Friday, June 1; 10:00 am – noon

WW Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Look for dragonflies through their life cycle and create artwork guided by local artist Valerie Rowley. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Paddle the Pond

Every Monday, June-August; 4:00 – 7:30 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Enjoy a float on the pond at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve; perfect for a family outing, comfort-builder for beginners, or relaxing exercise! An instructor will be available for introductory safety and skills education. All boats, life-jackets, and paddles provided. Boats and gear on a first-come-first-served basis. Enjoy a nature walk while you wait!

The last Monday of every month will feature kayaks along with canoes: June 26, July 24, August 28.


Kayak Safety & Rescue

Saturday, June 2; 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Three Meadows Pond

700 Three Meadows Drive, Perrysburg

Join American Canoeing Association instructors to advance your kayak safety and rescue skills. Be prepared to take a swim through this involved course that will help you keep all boats afloat and prepare you for when they don’t. See online description for full details and registration requirements.  Cost: $25, FWCP $20

Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Senior Nature Hike Series

Mondays, June 4 and August 6, 10:00 – 11:30 am

June 4: WW Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

August 6: Otsego Park

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

Join a naturalist for exercise and the wonder of watching the seasonal changes. The hikes will offer a true mind-body connection. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Bird Song I.D. Part Two

Tuesday, June 6; 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Slippery Elm Trail: Cricket Frog Cove

14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet

Get some experience listening for breeding birds as we build upon skills learned in March’s bird song program. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


EcoLit Book Group Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

For this meeting, please read The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv. Group meets once a month. Register for any or all. Discussion leader: Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN). Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Bike Skills Bash

Sunday, June 10; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Black Swamp Preserve

1014 South Maple Street, Bowling Green

Learn from the pros of Spoke Life Cycles as they teach fundamental skills to conquer off-road biking challenges and features. Bring your own bike and helmet. This class is appropriate for riders of all skill levels! Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Open Bouldering

Wednesday, June 13; 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

Come anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 to get hands-on with the quarry rock as staff share knowledge, tips, and tricks to get beginners climbing safely in this ever-challenging outdoor sport. Crash pads for safe landing and limited chalk supplied. Wear flexible, yet sturdy footwear with good grip. No registration needed.


Night Nature                                     

Thursday, June 14; 9:00 – 10:30 pm

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

When the sun sets not everybody goes to bed, experience the park after dark and learn about some fascinating creatures that wake after the gates normally close. Register at, or call (419) 353-1897


Canoe with Clean Streams

Friday, June 15; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Orleans Park

Maumee Western Reserve Road, Perrysburg

Partners for Clean Streams is a local non-profit working towards clean, clear, and safe water for everyone by educating people on ways to be better stewards of our waterways and their connected habitats. Join them and a naturalist as we paddle around Audubon Island to search for the wildlife and showcase our scenic river. $8/$5 FWCP

Register at, or call (419) 353-1897

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