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Hancock Park District

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Upcoming Events

March 2020

Discovery Stories with Hancock Park District

March 30 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 11, 2020

The Hancock Park District (HPD) is launching a new opportunity to experience nature- and history-based programs and events from the comfort of your own home. “Virtual Experiences with the Hancock Park District” will begin Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m.… Find out more »

April 2020

Way Back Wednesdays with Hancock Park District

April 1 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 11, 2020

The Hancock Park District (HPD) is launching a new opportunity to experience nature- and history-based programs and events from the comfort of your own home. “Virtual Experiences with the Hancock Park District” will begin Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m.… Find out more »

Hit The Trail with the Hancock Park District

April 3 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 11, 2020

The Hancock Park District (HPD) is launching a new opportunity to experience nature- and history-based programs and events from the comfort of your own home. “Virtual Experiences with the Hancock Park District” will begin Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m.… Find out more »

Discovery Story: When Spring Comes

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Spring is a time for all things to wake up and come out of their winter hiding places. Can you find where there are new spring babies, flowers, bugs, and more? Spring is full of little surprises, sweet smells, and… Find out more »

Hancock Park District 50th Birthday Hikes

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 18, 2020 at 7:30 am

One event on August 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on October 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Riverbend Recreation Area
On October 19, 1970 the Hancock Park District (HPD) was created to meet the growing demand for public access to parks and recreation opportunities close to home, such as hiking, bicycling, and boating. Celebrate HPD’s 50th Birthday throughout the year… Find out more »

Spring Sky

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
J.T. Senghas of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program on the spring night sky. He will explain which constellations, galaxies, star systems, and planets are visible this time of year, followed by views of Venus and the crescent… Find out more »

Earth Adventures

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverbend Recreation Area
Keep calm and plant more trees! Activities planned by the Hancock Park District and Hancock County Master Gardeners will feature tree-planting demonstrations in the arboretum, trail hikes, displays about establishing pollinator corridors in yards, gardens, farms and right-of-ways, and more… Find out more »

Wee Ones: Robins

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

The American robin is thought of as one of the first birds of spring. A story and activities will take place so that children can learn about this common backyard bird and look at their eggs and worms, which is… Find out more »

May 2020

24th Annual Fish Festival

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Young anglers can try their luck as the Hancock Park District hosts its 24th Annual Fish Festival. Trout stocking will take place prior to the event courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Fishing will be allowed… Find out more »

Canoeing and Kayaking on the Blanchard River Water Trail: Liberty Landing to Blanchard Landing

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 24, 2020

The Hancock Park District is facilitating a series of self-guided float trips with shuttle service this spring. Canoeists and kayakers will have the opportunity to see wildlife, enjoy scenic beauty, and spend quality time together in the great outdoors. Liberty… Find out more »
$20

Spring Migration: Open House

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May is the prime time for bird migration in Northwest Ohio. From brightly colored warblers to drab colored flycatchers, learn about the variety of species that pass through the area. You can look for birds from our window on wildlife,… Find out more »

Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2020

The Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in Hancock County parks. All adult artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors are welcome. If you are… Find out more »

Discovery Story: Go Buggy!

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Do your children think bugs are gross or do they come home with little critters in their pockets? Either way, this program is for you. Explore the world of the creatures that we call bugs. Children will have a chance… Find out more »

Planetarium & Picnic

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Enjoy a show in the portable planetarium followed by a picnic in the park. We will see what phase the moon is in, which constellations are out at night, and if any planets are in viewing range. Afterwards we will… Find out more »

Bread and Butter: Open House

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bread and butter were the bread and butter of pioneer life. Help the pioneers make fresh churned butter and then taste it on warm homemade bread. Nothing could taste finer. Enjoy your visit with the McKinnis Family and friends while… Find out more »

Wee Ones: Frogs and Toads

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Hop on over to learn about our amphibian friends. Find out what makes frog and toads different, where they live, and all the cool things they do. Listen to a story followed by native frog and toad calls, look at… Find out more »

Archery: Arrows Away

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Have you always wanted to learn archery or do you just need more practice time? Learn archery techniques at our instructor-led archery class and practice shooting arrows with a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Participants… Find out more »

1847 Period Garden at the McKinnis House

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on May 29, 2020 at 9:00 am

Help is needed with the maintenance and care of the herbs, vegetables, flowers and fruits at the 1847 Period Garden at the McKinnis House. This can include weeding, hoeing and harvesting of these items. A staff person will be on… Find out more »

Moons and Satellites of Our Galaxy

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Susan Nims of the Millstream Astronomy Club will present a program on the moons and natural satellites of our galaxy, followed by views of Venus and other wonders of the night sky. Look through their telescopes or bring your own.… Find out more »

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