Commemorative Trail WW Knight Nature Preserve Wood County Park District

Commemorative Trail milestones

Say it forever with an engraved brick at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

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. Engraved bricks will be laid into the trail on a quarterly basis.

Passport to the Parks

  1. Pick up a passport from a park kiosk.
  2. Self-record the programs you attend
  3. Redeem your prizes for 10 and 20 stamps at the Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Road,  Bowling Green, OH 43402. Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Click here to print a passport.

Carter Historic Farm Wetland Restoration Project

The Wood County Park District and the Black Swamp Conservancy are working together to restore twenty acres of wetland and prairie at the Carter Historic Farm. The intent of the project is to filter out pollutants in runoff from the farm fields before it reaches the Lake Erie watershed.

Sixteen acres have been converted to wetland and four acres restored to upland prairie with walking trails along the berms. This is an important conservation effort that yields, educational interpretation opportunities. Sally and Lyle Loomis, who donated the property wished this restoration to take place.

rendering of archery rangeArrowwood Archery Range on Linwood Road in Bowling Green, Ohio is free and open to the public everyday from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past dusk. Select programming will occupy the space, so check the program listing for details.

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

Have you been to the 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