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Wood County Parks Offer Programs

Winter Reptiles
Wednesday, December 12;
6:00 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

When the weather turns white and chilly, what do all of our scaly neighbors do? Migrate, hibernate, or put on a sweater? We’ll learn these things and more as we meet two of our animal ambassadors. Please register all attendees.

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The Geminid Meteor Shower
Thursday, December 13; 9:30 – 11:00 pm
Cricket Frog Cove
14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet

The Geminids are considered one of the best annual meteor showers because they are easily and frequently seen. Bring a thick blanket or reclining folding chair and appropriate clothing for an evening under the stars. This shower peaks around 2 am, but meteors will be visible beginning between 9-10 pm. Cancelled if skies are cloudy.

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Homeschoolers: Old Time Games
Friday, December 14;
10:00- 11:00 am
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Learn how Native American and pioneer children had fun, and how play helped them develop skills for adulthood.

Register Here

Rudolph Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15;
6:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Field Trip
Meet at Waffle House,
1548 E. Wooster Street, BG
compilation party at Park HQ
18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green

Be a citizen scientist! Join the Wood County Parks and local birders to count wintering birds to provide a snapshot of bird species and populations in Wood County. Visit for more information. Birding expertise is not necessary, you will be paired with a knowledgeable group leader. You may depart at any time during the day, but need to check in at the restaurant at 6:45 to be assigned a leader and coverage area. Participants may choose to join us at park headquarters for a meal, recap of the day, and compilation of birds.

No Registration is needed.

Winter Tree ID
Sunday, December 16;
10:00 pm – 11:30 am
Bradner Preserve
11491 Fostoria Road, Bradner

Get a closer look at trees without their leaves. Learn how to identify them by bark and twig characteristics.

Register Here

Holiday Open Geocaching
Friday, December 21
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Find your own festive cheer this time of year! Stop by anytime between 11:00 and 2:00 to borrow one of our GPS units or bring your smartphone with the Google Maps app and search for hidden gifts in the park. Dress for the weather and be prepared for substantial walking and self-guided exploration. No SWAG for exchange necessary. Driver’s license needed to check out GPS units. Suggested age for GPS use is 8 and up. Parents/Guardians encouraged to use GPS while guiding children who search for geocaches if children are unable to use GPS.

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Long Nights Full Moon Walk
Saturday, December 22;
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve
26940 Lime City Road, Perrysburg

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights are at their longest and darkest. Bundle up and enjoy the last full moon of 2018.

Register Here

Christmas Tree Recycling
December 26th – January 31st

Park District Headquarters

18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419) 353-1897

Otsego Park

20000 West River Road, Bowling Green

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

William Harrison Park

644 Bierley Avenue, Pemberville

Slippery Elm Trail

218 E. Broadway, North Baltimore

*All ornaments, tinsel, and lights must be removed!

Snowshoeing Pop-up Programs
When the parks turn white,
we’ll go hike!

Add your name to the snowshoe program alert list.

Commemorative Trail
Say it forever and leave a legacy with a Commemorative Trail Bricks.

3 lines of text on a 4 x 8″ brick = $100
5 lines of text on an 8 x 8″ brick = $125

Find an order form here.

Passports Are Back

Pick up your 2019 Passport to the Parks at the park district headquarters, or any of our park kiosks. This self-stamping passport is a fun way to keep track of the great activities you participate in! Once you have collected 10 or 20 stamps you can redeem your passport at the park district headquarters for great prizes!

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