Experience community events in every season!

The Wood County Park District hosts community events throughout the year for the public to come together to learn and celebrate together.

Spring: Kayak Demo Day and Community Earth Day Celebration
Summer: Paddle the Pond and Fairs
Autumn: Heritage Farm Fest and Habitat Heroes
Winter: Wild Lights and Basecamp Stories


Wild Lights is a community event centered around lighted animal displays at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg.

Wild Lights Workshop: Groups adopt stations to decorate with lights in a cooperative competition.
Free to enter with cash prizes from our sponsors.
Wild Lights Weekend: Community walk the illuminated woods at night to see the displays and vote for their favorite.

Add your name to the interest list and receive info about participating in Wild Lights 2024. #wildlights

Participants bring their own lights and decorations. Stations are judged by a panel of Wood County Parks staff and volunteer judges.

For questions please contact Naturalist Craig Spicer: 419-661-1697 x3 | cspicer (at) wcparks.org

image of foam deer at night with a string of large multi-colored light bulbs wrapped in its antlers. Image of area family posing with their decorated station. Image of a lighted display of wild animals acting out a star wars theme. May the Forest be with you.