What's New at the Hancock Park District

Select the link below to see what programs and events are being offered in the Hancock Parks this summer. The listing includes a variety of camps for children.  


Printed copies are available at the Hancock Park District office. Complete program and event details are posted on the "Calendar" that can be accessed from the homepage. 

The Hancock Park District routinely takes photographs of program and event participants. Photographs under the supervision of Hancock Park District may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to web site, print materials, displays, and media publications. By registering for and/or attending programs or events, you are acknowledging your awareness and acceptance of the fact that photographs may be taken of you and your family. 


Interested in viewing Riverbend's Brugeman Lodge or Litzenberg's Activity Barn?

An Open House is normally held at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area from 6-8 PM on the last Monday of each month. Due to the observance of Memorial Day, the May Open House at this location will occur on Monday, May 22, from 6-8 PM. The last Tuesday of the months of March through November, from 6 - 8 PM, there is an Open House at the Litzenberg Memorial Woods Activity Barn. 

A Service Ranger will be available at each facility to allow any interested person(s) to view, inspect, and ask questions regarding the facility. Bring your tape measure, notepad, camera or video recorder to record your findings. Reservations or available dates are not provided at the Open House.


Riverbend Dog Park ‘s new waste disposal system is bagless

The Hancock Park District Field of Dreams Dog Park at Riverbend Recreation Area now offers an environmentally-friendly waste disposal system. The popular facility was closed during the last week of April for the installation of this unit as well as new fencing.

The disposal system includes a tank which eliminates the need for trash cans inside the dog park, although one trash can will be located at the entry outside of the gate. Patrons are asked not to place trash bags inside the tank as this could deter and possibly damage its composting system. Instead, HPD has placed scoopers for dog owner use beside the front gate.

22nd Annual Photography Contest
April winner selected
Congratulations to Steve Bodart for submitting the winning photo for April in this year’s HPD Annual Photography Contest! Bodart’s “Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker” captured these darting woodpeckers in colorful detail at Litzenberg Memorial Woods.
The HPD Photography Contest continues through February 28, 2018  with a revised format that challenges photographers to share their best every month. A winning photograph will be selected each month with all winning photographs of the month will be judged in a final competition. One winner will receive a Hancock Park District prize package valued up to $200.00. The winning photograph will be showcased on this website and in an upcoming issue of the Hancock Park District’s Seasonal Program & Event Guide. RULES, GUIDELINES, AND ENTRY FORM may be downloaded here
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Registration open for 2017 Summer Camps
Does your child get starry-eyed about planets? Are they a budding artist? Do they love to explore outdoors by land or water?  
If you said “yes” to any of the above, then register for one (or all) 2017 Summer Camps in your Hancock Park District. A medical form is required to attend all camps.
Download the 2017 HPD Summer Camp brochure and registration form.

2017 Riverside Summer Concert Series

The 66th Annual Riverside Summer Concert Series includes a total of 14 summer musical concerts featuring a variety of musical talent and invited guests throughout the summer months. Wednesday performances will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., June 14 through August 30 (August 23 is reserved as a raindate.) For the second year, three Sunday performances will take the stage from 7 to 8:30 p.m., July 16, July 30, and August 6.
Wednesday performers include:
June 14 Fostoria Community Band
June 21 Patrick Clark      
June 28 Night Jazz
July 5 Buddy Love and the Coconuts
July 12, 19, 26 Findlay Civic Band
August 2 Pantasia
August 9 Ted Yoder—hammered dulcimer    
August 16 Findlay Civic Jazz
August 30 Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Sunday evenings talents are:
July 16 David Gerald—Detroit Blues Band
July 30 Erin Coburn and Cosmic Chaos
August 6 Nashville Crush
This series continues to be free through the donations of financial and patron sponsors, including: The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Primrose Retirement Communities, Hitchings Insurance Agency, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Colleen Robinson and Ruthellen Ondrus--RE/Max Realty, The Heritage, Ball Metal Products, First National Bank, Whirlpool, Drury Hotels, Millstream-Kennedy Inc., Hancock Federal Credit Union, Rooney & Associates Real Estate, LaRiche Family of Dealerships, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Miller House of Color, and contributions in memory of Susan Dudley Whitehouse.
Cooperation in producing the concert series is provided by the City of Findlay Parks and Recreation Department, Hancock Parks Foundation, and the Hancock Park District. Sound engineering is provided by the House of Hindenach. WFIN radio personalities will be the master of ceremonies.               
Seating is provided at the Riverside Park Band Shell or feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. Concert goers are reminded to arrive early for choice seating and parking. In the event of inclement weather conditions, please listen to local media radio stations for last minute cancellations or alternate performance venues. Every effort is made to hold each scheduled concert.

News Releases

5-27-17 Telescopes 101

2017 ONP Habitat Restoration

6-2-17 ADC Awesome Astronomy

6-3&4-17 24-Hour Experience

6-3-17 Growing Green Thumbs Fruits of the Garden

6-5&6-17 Peter Rabbit Tea

6-7-17 ADC Summer Art

6-8-15-29-17 BS Bird Study Badge

6-8-17 Nocturnal Animals

6-14-17 Riverside Summer Concert Series 2017

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meaningful experiences through 
quality parks, facilities, and programs.


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