Park Programs

Tiffin Park & Recreation

A Food, Friends and Fun at Oakley Park event is planned for noon-2 p.m. Friday. The program offers warm lunches, organized games, crafts and activities at the park. Parents, grandparents or child care professionals are encouraged to participate and should stay for the duration of the program. All of the events are Oakley Park. Other dates are July 26 and Aug. 9.

For more information on programs or to sign up for summer camps, visit www.tiffinparks.com or call (419) 448-5408.

For more information, visit www.tiffin

parks.com or call (419) 448-5408.

Seneca County

Seneca County Park District invites Preschool Pals ages 3-5 with an adult companion to Fishing Fun at 6 p.m. Monday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve. Kids can learn about fish and try to catch fish in the pond. Supplies are provided or take some along. Catch and release. Registration required.

Join a full moon hike at 9 p.m. June 16 at Clinton Nature Preserve. Spend the evening walking the trail under the light of Buck Moon. This hike qualifies for the Walking Stick Program and will last about 1 1/2 hours.

For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com. Visit the website at senecacounty


Sandusky County

Sandusky County Park District is offering moonlight canoe trips 7-10 p.m. July 15-16. Meet at Countryside Park, Fremont, and carpool to Decoy Marsh to enjoy a float down Green Creek by the light of the moon. Registration required, but not available online. Call the main office at (419) 334-4495.

A stream quality monitoring program is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek Park canoe launch at the north entrance. Water is an indicator of the environment’s health, and can be determined by surveying creatures that live in the river. Participants are to be walking into the Sandusky River, so dress to get wet. No open-toed shoes. Take along dry clothes and a towel. Registration is required.

People interested in getting into the river to help with fish research are invited to Creek Bend Farm, Lindsay, at 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants will help survey fish populations in Muddy Creek and should attend prepared to go into the creek. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.

Hancock County

While the dark sometimes frightens humans, for many animals, darkness is comforting. Find out why 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hancock Park District’s Oakwoods Nature Preserve’s Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay. Learn about bats, owls, centipedes and other nocturnal animals. During the “Nocturnal Notions” program, participants can get to know what goes bump in the night, what screeches while it’s dark or what wriggles just beneath the house. All ages are welcome, but register by 4 p.m. Monday.

Celebrate World Snake Day 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Discovery Center. Find out why people should appreciate snakes, which snake myths are not true and what snakes live in Hancock County. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in snake activities and make a paper plate snake to take home. All ages are welcome. No registration is required.

People ages 50 and older are invited to a Grown-ups in the Park Social Saturday at the Discovery Center. Attendees can enjoy Culver’s custard cups, cookies and the sights and sounds of nature through a short hike in the park, a nature film and birdwatching. A craft also will be available. Times are 10-11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. The event is free, but people must register by For more information or to register for programs, visit www.hancockparks.com or call (419) 425-7275.

Crawford County

Sneaky Snakes is the topic of a Crawford Park District program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Unger Park , 1303 Bucyrus-Nevada Road, Bucyrus. Join Lisa and help check the snake cover boards and tins at Unger Park. The ectothermic reptiles depend on the environment to regulate their body temperature. Snakes and other animals will use boards to find safety and warmth.

For more information, contact (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordpark


Wood County

Wood County Park District has

Adventurers Farm Camp (ages 11-12), Adventurers Nature Camp (age 11-12) and Trail Tikes Summer Camp (ages 5-6) available Monday through Friday. Camp fee is $60 and scholarships are available.

To register for programs, visit www.wcparks.org or call (419) 353-1897.