Status Updates

  • Parks are open daily from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past dark.
  • Restrooms are open. Please wear a mask inside.
  • *Facility Rentals for W.W. Knight and Otsego Park can be made with reduced occupancy. Fill out this supplemental agreement and to email kstrong at wcparks.org. Facility rental dates start in May.
  • Playgrounds are open. Use at own risk. Wash hands before & after.
  • Please observe 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Park District Main Office is closed to the public.
  • Water fountains are off. Please bring water with you.

Bring your own reusable water bottle. Hydrate and be well.


Earth Day T-shirt Fundraiser

Order online by April 30. T-shirts shipped to you by May 14, 2021.
Order here.


Native Plant Sale

For 2021, the Wood County Park District and Friends of the Parks will not conduct their own sale. We are participating in and supporting other native plant sales for the Lucas County Soil & Water and the The Green Ribbon Initiative Blue Week Sale.

Oak Openings Region Blue Week, May 10-16, 2021

Online Native Plant Sale pre-order May 1-15, 2021

Plant pick-up May 22 and 23, 2021 from the Blue Creek Seed Nursery.

Oak Openings Blue Week Details Here.

AND

Lucas County Sale: Pre-order Here by May 17, 2021

Pick-up: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street, Maumee, OH (Please use the south entrance near the railroad tracks.)
Find the event flyer here.


Go Green

graphic of leaf with the words Go Green

Print a Go Green Passport and Go Green by visiting parks and participating in at-home go green action steps. This self-guided journey is more than just a valuable experience. This is a fun way to be rewarded for your participation while being a good steward of the Earth.

Accomplish three Go Green activities from each of ten categories. Redeem your passport for a bamboo utensils, chopsticks & straw set. Have the whole family participate on one passport and each member receives a bamboo set. Accomplish six items from each Go Green Category and receive your choice of a campfire mug or a park t-shirt.

Please call 419-353-1897 before picking up your prize from Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Road, Bowling Green. Prize pick-up days are Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Text version of the Go Green Passport found here.


Nature Quest

Nature Quest

 

Nature Quest is a series of self-guided activities. Think of an escape room without the claustrophobia.  Each new Quest is based on a different level of puzzle difficulty.  Solve the logic puzzles that lead from one clue to the next and you’ll win the Quest.

Nature Quest II: Virtual Escape Room.
Click here for an online puzzle-based logic challenge.

 


Down on the Farm

The Carter Historic Farm is a hard-working cultural heritage farm. The Buckwheat that was harvested is being stone ground at Ludwig Mill. The wetland is holding water and the native plants are setting down roots.  New interpretive panels have been installed. Once facilities are reopened, we look forward to sharing these with you.

produce grown on the farm donated tot eh Brown Bag Food Project.Farm staff standing in front of interpretive panels. Interpretive Panels - low res not readable
Farm staff standing in front of interpretive panels.

 

 


Videos

Follow the WC Parks YouTube Channel.


Check out this video tour of the Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve.


Just Nature


Just Nature: Sunset over the Maumee River


Just Nature: Babbling Brook


2020 Photo Contest

 

The 6th annual Friends of the Parks Photo Contest is happening now.

Let your inner nature photographer out.

  • Photos taken at Wood County Park District properties
  • Entry fee: $5
  • Enter by November  30, 2020
  • Entries printed and framed in a gallery exhibition

Prospectus Here

 

 


Rudolph Bike Park

14038 Mermill Road, Rudolph, OH

See the latest updates with the Rudolph Bike Park here.

With three pump tracks and one mountain bike skills course, there’s something for everyone.

 


Find nature & adventure with the wcparks app.

 

 

The app has helpful park navigation, maps, program listings, and fun extras.

 

 

 

Stay in-the-know with the ‘wcparks’ app. We wont send you push notifications and you don’t need to create an account. Just good info when you’re looking for it.

 

 

 


Commemorative Trail WW Knight Nature Preserve Wood County Park District

 

Commemorative Trail

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.