Status Updates

  • The Slippery Elm Trail south of Gypsy Lane Road will be closed for two days for resurfacing.
  • The Adam Phillips Pond is closed until further notice.
  • Facility Open Views
    • Otsego, Thomson Stone Hall – 1st Monday; 7-8 pm
    • W.W. Knight, Great Room – 1st Wednesday; 7-8 pm
  • Parks are open daily from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past dark.
  • Restrooms are open.
  • Playgrounds are open.
  • Water fountains are off. Please bring water with you.

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

 


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.


Summer Nature Bingo

Use these nature bingo sheets on your next park visit to make observing nature an interactive experience.

Download a .pdf 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 working farm and cultural heritage agricultural center interpreted to the Depression-era. 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. The orchard is growing, as are the new piglets. 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.

 

 

 


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


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.