Oakwoods Nature Preserve

1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay

Oakwoods Nature Preserve is a 227.5-acre outdoor complex that contains diverse habitat, nature trails, and two lakes—all anchored by the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center. Wetlands, woodlands, and prairie create a place for discovery and form a natural attraction full of seasonal beauty that supports wildlife, environmental education, and nature-based outdoor recreation.


  • Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center
  • Picnic shelter and fireplace
  • Boat launch, fishing pier, and observation area at Shank Lake
  • Fishing pier and observation area at Dold Lake
  • Picnicking areas
  • Multi-use trail
  • Nature trails
  • Restrooms
  • Parking lot