Commemorative Trail WW Knight Nature Preserve Wood County Park District

The Commemorative Trail at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve is the perfect place to showcase your milestones, anniversaries and legacies. This 310 foot path between the native plant prairie and the wetland pond is a lovely area to stroll and appreciate nature’s beauty.

An 8 x 8 inch brick with 5 lines of text is $125. A 4 x 8 inch brick with 3 lines of text is $100. Order forms must be mailed or delivered to the Park District Headquarters located at 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Wood County Parks. This is a fundraiser and the proceeds go to the Friends of the Parks who support park amenities, activities and beautification.

Click here for a Brick Order Form to order your brick today. Additional engraved bricks will be laid into the trail on a quarterly basis. Order forms must be turned in or mailed to Park District Headquarters: 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Check out the spring 2018 Program Guide.

Choose your own Adventure with the Wood County Park District!

Geocaching photo

Click here for more info about this fun and free outdoor adventure. You can win prizes.

Happy Geocaching!

Check out the Geocaching page for clues.


Public Survey – Help shape the future of the parks. Thank you!



Enjoy Earth-friendly & nature education programs all April. Visit for participating agency programs.

Join us for the culminating event on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Montessori School of BG. This is a free event geared towards families and children. There will be hands-on activities and interactive learning.

Be sure to plant your sapling immediately after the event.




Nature Summer Camps

for ages 5 – 15. Make the most of summer! Register from our Program listing, or call 419-353-1897

Click on the graphic for more information.









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Free Community Event:

Heritage Farm Fest

Saturday, June 16th; 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Carter Historic Farm

18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Enjoy wagon rides, farm animals. live music, and 1930s cultural fun!

No registration needed.





Have you been to the new Nature Interpretation Center at the Bradner Nature Preserve?

Bradner Interpretive Center The Interpretation Center is open 365 days a year from 8:00 am – dusk. It is free and filled with interactive learning for all ages.

The Windows on Wildlife overlooks pollinator gardens and has the sounds of nature piped into the room. The underground room teaches about soil, burrowers, and ants. The main children’s space has a library, swinging chairs for kids, an activity table and a magnification table for exploring nature.

We hope you enjoy this space that celebrates nature. There are also miles of trails to walk to take full advantage of the health benefits of being in nature.

Bradner Interpretive Center: 11491 Fostoria Road/State Route 23

Photo Contest

 Take photos at a Wood County Park District Property, submit up to 4 photos in the three categories of: Wildlife, Landscapes and Plant Life. Submission deadline is November 30, 2018.

Click here for the contest prospectus. 

Submitted photos (at least one per photographer) will be framed and displayed in a photo gallery exhibition.



Coming Soon:

rendering of archery rangeArrowwood Archery Range on Linwood Road in Bowling Green, Ohio. A free, open-air range will be available in spring of 2018.






Self-guided rappelling and bouldering (low-level rock-climbing) is available at Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve. For more information, visit our Recreation page.