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.   


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. 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.


Photography Contest

Focus your photography skills for a 12-month visual quest. Hancock Park District’s 22nd Annual Photography Contest is underway March 1, 2017 with a revised format that challenges photographers to share their best every month through February 28, 2018. 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.  


ODNR launches SCORP survey 

From Lake Erie to the Ohio River, Ohio offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities in local, state and national parks, recreation areas and preserves.  Outdoor recreation involves many activities, including walking, fishing, boating, cycling and playing sports.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking your opinion on improvements to sustain and develop outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities. As you complete this survey, respond to the questions keeping the following in mind:

- Respond for yourself and all members of your household.  By HOUSEHOLD, we mean all of the adults and children who permanently lived in your residence in 2016.
- Period of outdoor recreation participation: January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
- Respond for outdoor recreation only on public lands in Ohio, including local, community, state and national parks and recreation areas, state wildlife areas, state and national forest areas and state nature preserves.  Do not include activities or time spent on your personal property, school district properties or on land held by non-public entities, such as non-profit organizations, clubs and commercial recreation entities, or for activities outside of Ohio. 
- Please answer each question completely. 
- All responses are confidential.
- This survey is estimated to take 15 minutes to complete. 
Any Ohio resident (one per household) may take the survey at SCORP ODNR Survey 2017.


Spend Spring Break at Oakwoods

Great news! Your child can enjoy a Spring Break day or three, April 11-13 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day, learning about different kinds of wildlife at Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center.
Required to be ages 6-12. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch with your camper. Registration must be made in person at 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay. Camp details include:
  • Owl About Birds! Tuesday, April 11
    ID birds, play games, dissect owl pellets, and make bird feeders to take home. Register with $15 per child by 4:30 p.m. on April 7.
  • Plants Palooza, Wednesday, April 12
    Go on a wildflower hike, start seeds for your own garden, press plants, and more. Register with $15 per child by 4:30 p.m. on April 7.
  • Camping 101, Thursday, April 13
    Your child can “try-out” camp activities like fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. Register with $15 per child by 4:30 p.m. on April 10.


Growing Green Thumbs

Join Program Specialist Chris Allen for the second of Hancock Park District’s new, Growing Green Thumbs garden series on Saturday, April 1, at 10 AM. Program will be held at the Litzenberg Memorial Woods, McKinnis House Historical Orchard. A talk will be given by Bill Patch on caring for our McKinnis Historical Orchard. We will learn how to care for the trees, how and when to prune them and what they will need in order to produce good fruit.

Children are required to be 4 to 18 years of age. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required to this free program. Please bring along your own work gloves. We will meet in the Garden area by the house. 

News Releases

3-26-17 True or False DC OH

4-1-17 Growing Green Thumbs McKinnis House

4-2-17 A Weaving We Will Go

4-7-17 Jupiter

4-9-17  Bats are Superheroes

4-10-17 DS Eat Like Birds

4-11-17 Spring Break Camp Owl About Birds

4-12-17 Spring Break Camp Plants Palooza

4-13-17 Spring Break Camp Camping 101

4-17-17 WOP Spring Has Sprung

4-19-17 Impact Series Invasive Species

4-22-17 MAC Spring Constellations and Binoculars

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Service - Partnerships - Fiscal Responsibility

“Our vision inspires us.” The Hancock Park District’s vision is to be an innovative and resourceful park district
creatively adapts to community needs and provides exceptional parks and services.

“Our mission is what we do.” The Hancock Park District’s mission is to enrich lives by providing
meaningful experiences through 
quality parks, facilities, and programs.


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Findlay, OH 45840

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