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W.W. Knight Nature Preserve Ranger Station
29530 White Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551
1.877.RANGER-AID / Fax 419.353.7765
Each Ranger of the Wood County Park District is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to all members of the community, incorporating fairness and courtesy while preserving the dignity of each citizen in our endeavors.
What is a Park Ranger?
Wood County Park District rangers are Ohio Peace Officer certified law enforcement officers who exercise full police powers in the commission of their duties. Park rangers have the same certification and training as other police officers you see throughout Wood County, they just have a different title.
Rangers patrol seven days a week and log over 9,000 patrol hours per year, using marked patrol vehicles, ATVs, bicycles and on foot.
In addition to law enforcement duties, rangers handle meeting the over 400 rentals at the Park District’s ten rental facilities each year, run the hunting by permit program, serve on the burn crew, deliver newsletters to dozens of locations in the county, collect camping fees, schedule leagues at the soccer fields, conduct various programs, help out the other Park District departments in any way needed, and many other non-law enforcement jobs.
Programming and Education
Wood County Park Rangers conduct a variety of programs during the course of the year. Some of these programs are: Bike Safety, Fishing, Firearms Safety, First Aid and CPR, and Hunter Education. Rangers coordinate the geocaching program and also offer student ride-alongs and career presentations.
How Do I Contact a Park Ranger?
In the event you need the assistance of a Park Ranger while visiting one of your Wood County Parks, you can reach us through the following methods:
Please remain calm during an emergency. If you do not provide your location in a calm manner, the dispatcher may be unable to hear you clearly. This may delay the response time.
Be as descriptive as possible in providing your EXACT location, so that we may find and assist you quickly.
Dial 1-877-RANGER-AID (1-877-726-4372)
If you know the ranger on staff you need to talk to, you can dial them directly:
Chief Ranger Todd Nofzinger
Ranger Troy Bateson
Ranger Travis Simons
Ranger Eric Shiffler
Ranger Shawn Ruemmele
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 19:47|
Just wanted to say we had a wonderful time camping last weekend! My girls have talked a lot about what we did and how much fun they had and that makes us very happy! Keep offering all the great Wood County park programs, they are a tremendous value to our community! - Heather Janes