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Wood County Park District Lists Upcoming December Programs

Sign up for December Programs:
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Homeschoolers:

Old-time Games

Learn how Native American and pioneer children’s fun helped them develop their skills for adulthood. Register for only one date – the same material will be presented both days.

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve:

Friends’ Green Room

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Friday, December 2; 10:00 – 11:00 am

Register Here

Friday, December 9; 10:00 – 11:00 am

Register Here

Winter Adventure Campout

Saturday, December 3 –

Sunday, December 4; noon – noon

Geocaching, survival skills, owl-calling and more

are in store at this 24-hour overnight camping experience! We provide meals and program materials. Tents are available to rent for $5. Participants must provide all other camping equipment. Must be 8 years of age or older.

Cost: $20/Friends of the Wood County Parks: $15. Program time subject to change; alternatives may

be available. Gear for cooking, cleaning, and first

aid will be available for group sharing. Personal equipment is encouraged! Special nutrition or health needs must be addressed by the participant.

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve

26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg
Register Here

Heritage Angel Craft Workshop
Saturday, December 3; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Angels play a role in a variety of religious holiday and winter stories. Come hear interesting folklore and see some different angel-themed artifacts in the farmhouse. Craft your own holiday angel to decorate your home and share their stories. We’ll also provide a holiday treat.

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Register Here

A Heritage Holiday
Saturday, December 10; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Join us for holiday cheer at the farm’s open house. Craft a heritage ornament and sing along with carols played on the player piano. Sample warm wassail (spiced cider) and homemade sugar cookies, also make and taste bark chocolate candies. Santa will be stopping by around 2:30 for a visit. While you’re at the homestead, visit the farrowing house at 2:30 or 3:30 to hear winter folklore from professional storyteller Chalka Csenge. Be sure to visit the new Zimmerman schoolhouse site for soup and hot cocoa from the warming fire. Hike the woodlot trail with a naturalist at 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.

Carter Historic Farm &

Zimmerman One-room Schoolhouse

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

No registration needed

Long Nights Night Hike

Wednesday, December 21; 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the longest night of the year with a night hike in our largest park. Then warm up with coffee and hot chocolate before retiring for a long winter’s nap.

Bradner Preserve

11491 Fostoria Road/SR 23, Bradner
Register Here

Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26, 2016 – January 31, 2017

– Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

– Otsego Park

20000 West River, Bowling Green

– W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Perrysburg

– William Henry Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

– Slippery Elm Trail at North Baltimore

*Must remove all ornaments, tinsel and lights!

Commemorative Trail

Engraved Bricks on Sale

Say it forever. Leave a legacy.

The brick path at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg is an excellent way to celebrate loved ones, birthdays, anniversaries and legacies. Bricks and engravings are of the highest quality. 4″ x 8″ bricks are $100 (3 lines of text) and 8″ x 8″ bricks are $125 (5 lines of text).

Click here for an order form

Ohio Certified

Volunteer Naturalist

Certification Program

Register by Friday, February 10th!

Interested in the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program? This unique hands-on natural resource education program is coupled with community-based volunteer service. Sessions take place inside and out at Wood County Park District properties and off-site locations. Class topics include interpretation, ecology, birds, native plants, mammals, insects, geology, and more. Co-sponsored by WCPD and Ohio State University Extension of Wood County.

Nature education classes run April – June.

Contact Jim Witter (419) 661-1697 email

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