Board of Park Commissioners

As Hancock County’s principal outdoor recreation agency, the Hancock Park District has basic responsibilities for park and recreational resources. Created by Hancock County Probate Court at the request of City of Findlay and Hancock County, the Hancock Park District was created in 1970 and is a special district of the State of Ohio.   Protection of our environment and improvement of outdoor recreation are major concerns of the Board of Park Commissioners.  The Board is composed of three individuals who serve three-year terms without compensation. They establish policy and approve budgets and expenditures for all Park District services, facilities, equipment and development projects. Board members are appointed by the Hancock County Probate Court Judge. Pictured are Scott Younger, Barbara Deerhake, Judge Allan Davis, and Gary Hirschfeld.

The Board meets monthly for public meetings, generally on the second Tuesday of each month at the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve and the public is welcome to attend.  Call the HPD office to confirm dates, time and location or check out the posting on our monthly calendar.

Board of Park Commissioners
Gary Hirschfeld, President
Barbara Deerhake, Vice President
Scott Younger, Vice President

Gary Pruitt, HPD Director/Secretary


The Mission of the Hancock Park District is create, preserve, protect and manage a system of parks, nature preserves, and outdoor recreational facilities to be held in public ownership with a focus on local, natural, historical and cultural resources and maintained for the leisure use and enjoyment of this and future generations. 

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Strategic and Comprehensive Plan

The Hancock Park District Board of Park Commissioners approved the Strategic and Comprehensive Plan at their November 12, 2014 meeting. Click PLAN to review. The 2014-2015 Strategic and Comprehensive Plan communicates a vision for the Hancock Park District in terms of its management approach, service to the customer, and improvements across the broad range of park district operations. The plan presents recommendations for park improvements and use aimed at facilitating the quest for an enriched quality of life for individuals living and working in Findlay and Hancock County.

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Multi-Use Trail Plan Approved by Park Board

The Park Commissioners approved a Multi-Use Trails Master Plan at their November Board 12, 2014 meeting. The Multi-Use Trails Master Plan involves the design and development of multi-use trails that will accommodate a variety of leisure generated activities while enhancing opportunities for non-motorized travel throughout the community. The plan proposes a trail system that, when completed, will serve as the basis for a pedestrian-bicyclist oriented network of interconnecting trails that link neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other community places. the trail system is envisioned as a valuable resource aimed at creating, enhancing, and sustaining the health and vitality of Findlay and Hancock County. To review the trails master plan click TRAILS.

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PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST POLICY
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST FORM

The consolidated financial report of the Board of Park Commissioners is based on information from the Hancock County Auditor’s Office and HPD accounting. 

 2015 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2014 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2013 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2012 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2011 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2010 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

2009 HPD ANNUAL REPORT

  
 Interpretive panels at HPD Headquarters

HANCOCK PARK DISTRICT OFFICE
1424 East Main Cross Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-PARK/7275
hpdparks@hancockparks.com

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4:30pm