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Wood County Parks Activities – July 18 thru July 31

Check out these great programs & events!
Preschoolers in the Parks (PiPs) – River Critters 
Saturday, July 18; 10 – 10:45 am
Otsego Park – Marlow Overlook
20000 West River Road, Bowling Green
3 – 6 year-olds and their adult companion enjoy an activity, a story, and a short nature hike.
Register Here
Kayak and Rappel Northwest Ohio  
Saturday, July 18; 8 am – 2:30 pm
Sawyer Quarry & Orleans Boat Launch 
Gear up for a day of outdoor adventure with introductory rappelling (closed-toe shoes required) and kayaking to Audubon Islands. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. All participants must be 12 years of age or older. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Stargazing with the Toledo Astronomical Association
Saturday, July 18; after sunset
Beaver Creek Preserve, Observation Deck 
23028 Long Judson Rd., Grand Rapids, OH
See Stars, Nebula & Planets! Viewing equipment provided. Call for information: (419) 535-8775
Herb-alicious Picnic & Campfire
Saturday, July 18; 11 am – 1 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green
Every third Saturday, bring the family to harvest from the garden herbs learn about history, how to grow herbs, their culinary uses and medicinal folklore.
Register Here
Intro to Archery   
Sunday, July 19; 2 – 4 pm
J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve
30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg
Give our brand new archery program a shot and build your skills with beginner-friendly instruction. All archery gear provided. Participants must be 10 years of age or older; minors accompanied by a legal guardian. Cost: $5/FWCP Free. Register Here
Ride with a Ranger 
Sunday, July 19; 4 – 5 pm
Black Swamp Preserve
1014 South Maple Street, Bowling Green
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the Slippery Elm Trail from Bowling Green to Portage and back. Meet in the new parking area off South Maple Street.
Register Here
Paddle the Pond
Every Monday, through August 17
Monday, July 20 & 27; 4 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
This is a great program for beginners. Canoes, paddles, life preservers, and instructions are provided. Canoes are first-come, first-served.
Visitors arriving at 7 p.m. may paddle until 8 p.m.
Register Here
Family Fishing Night 
Sunday, July 26; 6 – 8 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Try to catch the big one! A ranger will be on-hand to help with loaner poles and worms if it’s your first time fishing. Children must have adult supervision; adults must be accompanied by a child to fish.
Full Moon Paddle 
Friday, July 31; 8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
The pond comes alive when the full
moon shines and we paddle the pond by moonlight and flashlight. A short skills and safety session will precede the paddle. All canoe gear provided. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian
Register Here
See us at the Fair! 
The Wood County Park District will be at the Wood County Fair. See us at the, “Grove”. We have activities, exciting new information, giveaways, educational programs and more!
 The Friends of the Wood County Park District, “Focus on Nature” Photography Contest
Categories: Wildlife | People in the Parks | Landscape | Plant Life
Ribbons and prizes awarded to People’s Choice (Facebook voting) and Judge’s Award.
Photos must be taken at a Wood County Park District property or event. Photos of people must have their permission. • No obvious use of Photoshop will be accepted • No embedded names/credit on photos • Maximum four photo submissions per participant. • DEADLINE to submit photos is October 31, 2015. • Photos must be submitted in an electronic format and at least 2 mb file size.
The Wood County Park District reserves the right to use submitted photos for any purpose.
Report Suspicious Activity Please

Report anything suspicious in the parks to the Wood County Park Rangers 1-877-Ranger-Aid (877) 726-4372 

If you have a question for a ranger, send them an e-mail.

Friends of the Wood County Parks

Mission:  Friends of the Wood County Parks will engage the citizens of Wood County in ensuring the preservation of the natural beauty and diversity of the ecosystem by supporting the management and growth of the Wood County Park District.

Great membership benefits and so much more!

Visit the Friends Website to learn more.
Wood County Park District
The mission of the Wood County Park District
is to conserve, enhance and protect the natural and cultural resources of Wood County, while providing quality outdoor recreational and educational opportunities for
Wood County Citizens. 

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