Each department within the Wood County Park District has a unique function. Working together, these departments provide safe, quality spaces and engaging activities for the citizens of Wood County while protecting natural and cultural resources.
Administration: (419) 353-1897
Christopher Smalley, Director
Andrew Kalmar, Assistant Director
Kristin Long, HR Manager & Office Manager
Diana Ziems, Administrative Assistant
Jamie Sands, Volunteer Services & Communications Specialist
The administrative business offices are located at Park District Headquarters 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Contact us at (419) 353-1897, or email office @ wcparks.org
In addition to keeping the parks safe, the Park Officers conduct a variety of programs including fishing, women’s self defense, CPR certification, bicycle safety, hunting safety and boating safety. Learn more on the Park Police page.
Stewardship: (419) 661-5113
___, Stewardship Coordinator – position is open until filled.
Zebediah Albert, Restoration Specialist
Justin Siler, Woodland Specialist
Sanja Jennings, Stewardship Specialist
The Stewardship Department is responsible for natural land management and habitat restoration in the parks, as well as, the native plant nursery and greenhouses where thousands of native plants are grown each year to propagate in the parks. In addition, the Stewardship department conducts a variety of conservation-based volunteer programs and maintains native plant gardens throughout the parks. The Stewardship shop is located at the J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve, 30730 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.
Programs: (419) 661-1697
Jim Witter, Program Coordinator
Bill Hoefflin, Senior Naturalist
Craig Spicer, Program Naturalist
Emma Taylor, Program Naturalist
Corinne Gordon, Historic Farm Specialist
Alyssa Garland, Historic Farm Interpretive Assistant
Chris Dauer, Historic Agricultural Specialist
____, Historic Farm Assistant
The Program Department creates and conducts public programming in nature education and several recreational adventure programs. In addition, the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program is headed by the Program Department whose offices are at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Road, Perrysburg, as well as, The Carter Historic Farm, 18331 Carter Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Rob Brian, Operations Manager
Ned Fairbanks, Maintenance Specialist
Scott Stoudinger, Maintenance Specialist
Eli Eynon, Maintenance Specialist
________, Facilities & Lawn Care Specialist
Garik Swope, Facilities & Lawn Care Specialist
Trevor Solether, Facilities & Lawn Care Specialist
James Wilcox, Facilities & Lawn Care Specialist
The Operations Department keeps the parks clean and beautiful. Their many responsibilities include: conducting playground safety inspections, playground updates, restroom and rental facilities cleaning, grass mowing, vehicle maintenance and much more behind-the-scenes work. Operations’ offices are located at Park District Headquarters.
Thomas Belcher, Construction Manager
Dean Livingston, Construction Specialist
The construction Department is responsible for building and maintaining many capital improvement projects including the open-air shelters available for rent, playground installations, and building the archery range among other projects. Construction offices are located at Park District Headquarters.
Please note the following observed holidays in which the park business offices are closed:
New Year’s Day, Jan. 1
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day (3rd Monday in January)
Presidents’ Day (3rd Monday in February)
Memorial Day, Last Monday in May
Juneteenth, June 19
Independence Day. July 4
Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October
Veteran’s Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day, December 25
- Holidays in Sunday are observed the following Monday. Holidays on Saturday, are observed the preceding Friday.