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Wood County Parks upcoming programs and events Listed

Hocking Hills Rappelling Trip
September 4 – 6, 2015
For previous rappelling program participants only. 
Camp, hike and rappel 100 foot clifs. Gear and most meals are provided. Tents are available for rent.
Register by August 31st for this awesome adventure!
Click here for more information or call (419) 353-1897
Stargazing- Stars, Nebula & Planets
Saturday, August 15; after sunset – FREE
Beaver Creek Preserve, Observation Deck
23028 Long Judson Rd., Grand Rapids, OH
Viewing equipment provided by the Toledo Astronomical Association.
For more info:
Paddle the Pond – last one of the year
Monday, August 17; 4 – 7:30 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
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.
No need to register – FREE
Archery Range Fundraiser
August 21; 3 – 7 pm
Burger King
1272 N. Main Street (by Woodland Mall)
Help us raise money for the construction of an archery range behind the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. We receive 20% of the proceeds.
Call (419) 353-1897 for more information.
Prairie Pops
Friday, August 21; 8 – 9 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg
Cool off on a naturalist-led evening hike. We’ll provide popsicles and point out natural elements.
Register Here – FREE
Open Archery Day
Saturday, August 22; 9 am – 12 noon
William Henry Harrison Park
644 Bierley Ave, Pemberville
Try our brand new archery program and build your skills. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
No need to register – FREE
Ride with a Ranger
Sunday, August 23; 4 – 5 pm
Black Swamp Preserve 
1014 South Maple Street, Bowling Green
Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride along the Slippery Elm Trail from Bowling Green to Portage and back.
Register Here – FREE
Family Fishing Night
Sunday, August 30; 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. This is for children and adults together.
Register Here – FREE

Nature Technology: eBird & iNaturalist
Tuesday, September 1; 6 – 8 pm
Slippery Elm Trail at Cricket Frog Cove
14810 Freyman Road, Cygnet
Hike with a naturalist and learn how to share your findings digitally with other citizen scientists.
Register Here – FREE
Feeding Time!
Wednesday, September 2; 7- 8 pm
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Road, Perrysburg

Meet our program animals, learn what they eat and enjoy a short naturalist-led hike.
Register Here – FREE

Carter Historic Farm Grand Opening
Saturday, September 19; 1 – 5 pm
Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green

Enjoy wagon rides, old-fashioned crafts & games, refreshments, apple & pear cider pressing, live music, tours, contests, and more!
No need to register, all are welcome – FREE

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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