Wood County Park District


Perrysburg Township is home to four parks in the Wood County Park District.

Please contact the Park District for more information– 419.353.1897

Buttonwood/ Betty C. Black Recreation Area- 27174 Hull Prairie Road

This recreation area is a prime spot for fishermen looking to catch some walleye.

J.C. Reuthinger Memorial Preserve- 30730 Oregon Road

“The Reuthinger Preserve was donated in 2005 by the late Lucille Reuthinger Knepper. The 69-acre preserve is home to the Wood County Park District’s native plant nursery, greenhouse, and Stewardship Department. The Native Plant Program encompasses every aspect of growing native plants from collecting seed to planting plants in our parks and preserves. In 2008 the Friends of the Wood County Park District donated a greenhouse to the preserve enabling the Park District to propagate     native plants species on site for the first time. The greenhouse season runs January through May grows anywhere from 12,000 to 15,000 plants each season. (Wood County Park District)

W.W. Knight Nature Preserve-29530 White Road

“Donated by the family of the late William Windus Knight, this 44-acre preserve offers hiking trails and boardwalks through various natural areas including wetland, remnant swamp woods and native prairie. The pond offers family fishing opportunities. Opened in 2005, the Nature Center at the preserve offers various educational opportunities including a Lookout on Nature Area (LOONA), perfect for bird watching.” (Wood County Park District website)

Sawyer Quarry Nature Preserve –26940 Lime City Road

“Donated to the Wood County Park District in 2014, the District intends to utilize the property to
further its mission.  Initial site plans were approved in early 2015 and development will include walking and hiking trails, rock climbing, and other outdoor recreational activities and education programs.  The two homes on the property will remain and be repurposed for office space, meeting space, and storage. The Park District expects four full time staff members will work at the site.