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.  

 

RULES & REGULATIONS
SUMMARY OF RULES & REGULATIONS

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST POLICY
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST FORM

2013 HPD ANNUAL REPORT
The consolidated financial report of the Board of Park Commissioners is based on information from the Hancock County Auditor’s Office and HPD accounting for 2013.

2012 HPD ANNUAL REPORT
2011 HPD ANNUAL REPORT
2010 HPD ANNUAL REPORT
2009 HPD ANNUAL REPORT 
 

Interpretive panels at HPD Headquarters

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

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