Our programs are mostly held outside. That means YOU:

  • Get to be in the fresh air
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna around them
  • Experience lower noise levels and sounds of nature
  • Feel the warmth of the sun

We have everything set up and ready – you just need to register and join in!

Public Programs

Check out the Monthly Calendar on the Hancock Park District website to view all public programs being conducted by HPD staff and volunteers. Watch The Courier for monthly ads with complete listings.

Program Registration

Registration for free programs can be made online or by calling the HPD office. Credit cards may be used online to register for a program that requires payment. Check or exact cash is also accepted and can be either mailed to or dropped off at the HPD office. A mail slot is also available for receiving cash or check payment after hours. You will not be registered for a program until payment is received. Make checks payable to the Hancock Park District. HPD cannot accept bills larger than $20.

Request a Program

Program presentations and workshops can be requested for your group. Call the HPD office to schedule a program several weeks in advance. Programs can take place at park locations and offsite, depending on the subject matter. Requested programs are free, unless the requesting group is out of Hancock County.

A charge of $2 per person or $50 minimum is required.

School Programs

Programs can be conducted in your classroom, school or a variety of park locations. Check out our school programs brochure for a complete list of programs that help achieve Ohio Academic Content Standards. Please contact the HPD office if you are bringing a large group of students to the park. There is no charge if you are a Hancock County school.

Program Fee Refund Policy

Program payment will be refunded if HPD cancels a program or trip due to lack of registrants or inclement weather. A refund will be issued if the customer cancels prior to the registration deadline. No refunds will be issued after the start of a program or once the program or trip has been completed.

Refunds under $20 may be made in cash. If payment was made by credit card, the credit card fee will not be refunded. Refunds will not be made to the credit card, but will be made via check processed by the Auditor’s Office.

Inclement Weather Guidelines

Severe weather can disrupt park district operations. In extreme cases, this may mean program cancellations and facility closures. When program cancellations occur, program participants who have registered will be contacted by telephone. Program cancellations will be reported to radio station WKXA 100.5 and posted on our website and through social media.

Programs held outside will be canceled if a Thunderstorm Warning has been issued one hour prior to the start of the program. All programs will be canceled if a Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning has been issued one hour prior to the start of the program.

All programs will be canceled if a Level 2 Advisory has been issued three hours prior to the start of the program. Even if conditions improve following the program cancellation, the program will remain canceled.

If a Heat Advisory or Wind Chill Advisory is issued, any programs for that day will be cancelled. Visit weather.gov and search “Findlay, OH” to see if an advisory has been issued for the day or evening of the program.