Board of Park Commissioners

The Board of Park Commissioners governs the Hancock Park District. Authority is vested in Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1545. Board members are appointed by the Hancock County Probate Court Judge.

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Oakwoods Nature Preserve’s Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center. Meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Board of Park Commissioners

Gary Hirschfeld, Chairperson
Edward Ingold, Vice Chairperson
Scott Younger, Vice President
Gary Pruitt, HPD Director/Secretary

Board Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

Strategic and Comprehensive Plan

The Hancock Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved the Strategic and Comprehensive Plan for Programs, Parks, and Recreational Facilities at its November 12, 2014 meeting. The Strategic and Comprehensive Plan communicates a vision for the Hancock Park District in terms of its management approach, service to the customer, and improvements across the broad range of park district operations. The plan presents recommendations for park improvements and uses aimed at facilitating the quest for an enriched quality of life.

Multi-Use Trails Master Plan

The Board of Park Commissioners adopted the Multi-Use Trails Master Plan at its February 12, 2013, meeting. The plan proposes a trail system that, when completed, will serve as the basis for a pedestrian-bicyclist oriented network of interconnecting trails that link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other community places. The trail system is envisioned as a valuable resource aimed at creating, enhancing, and sustaining the health and vitality of Findlay and Hancock County. To review the trails master plan click TRAILS.

The consolidated financial report of the Board of Park Commissioners is based on information from the Hancock County Auditor’s Office and HPD accounting. 

2016 HPD Annual Report

2015 HPD Annual Report

2014 HPD Annual Report

2013 HPD Annual Report