W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

baby playing at Nature Playscape at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Donated by the family of the late William Windus Knight, this 44-acre preserve offers hiking trails and boardwalks through various natural areas including wetland, remnant swamp woods and native prairie. The pond offers family fishing opportunities.


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Opened in 2005, the Nature

child playing at Nature Playscape at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

Center at the preserve offers various educational opportunities including a Lookout on Nature Area (LOONA), perfect for bird watching. While at the preserve, visit the Nature Playscape, the pollinator and sensory gardens. Mondays during summer there is Paddle the Pond, a free program that teaches paddle sport safety. All equipment, life jackets and instructions are provided.



The Nature Center facility also includes the Hankison Great Room event space.

Here is a scale drawing with tables to aid in planning the layout for your event.










Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Site capacity is 120 people. Available 9 am-10 pm, the room is 33′ x 48′, has a pass-through window to a serving kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and sink. In the event space, there is one gas fireplace, ceiling fans, heat, and air conditioning, 20 aluminum rectangular tables 6′ x 3′, and 120 chairs (19.5 x 19.25 x 32.25).

No balloons allowed, no 220 outlet available, and no dressing rooms are available.

The preserve is open from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset everyday.

Alcohol Permit

Alcohol is allowed with paid Alcohol permit. Permit must be purchased at least 45 days prior to the event. You need your driver’s license or state ID number to purchase a permit. Permits may be purchased online or at the Park District Headquarters. Permit fee $225 ($150 of the total is a refundable deposit and $75 is the permit fee). All rental fees are expected in full when you reserve a facility.  Holds are not available.


Click here for a Special Use Permit.

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Hankison Great room at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve