Kendrick Woods Park Map.PDF

Kendrick Woods

Kendricks Woods SignKendrick Woods is Allen County’s largest contiguous woodlot with 472.29 acres of scenic natural areas to explore. Designated a State Nature Preserve by the State of Ohio and abundant in a variety of plant species, animals, reptiles and amphibians.

Kendrick Wood’s original 181 acres was purchased in 1976 through a bequest by Florence Kendrick along with a 50% matching Federal grant (no cost to local taxpayers). An additional 25 acres were purchased, along with conservation easements, with the remaining Federal grant money in 1985-1986. The Park District purchased an additional 11 acres in 1990 and 92.5 acres in 1999.


Kendrick Woods Playground

Shelter Information

Oak Shelter

Shelter Name: Oak
Capacity: 65
FEE: $35

Hickory Shelter

Shelter Name: Hickory
Capacity: 65
FEE: $35

Maple Shelter

Shelter Name: Maple
Capacity: 100
FEE: $50


971 N. Defiance Trail
Spencerville, OH 45887

Kendrick Woods is located in Amanda Township,
10 miles west of Lima,
1/2 mile north of St. Rt. 81.


  • 472.29 acres
  • 3 reservable shelters
  • Large picnic area (tables, grills)
  • Water, restroom facilities
  • 1-1/4 acre pond (fishing, skating)
  • 5 miles hiking/cross country skiing trails
  • .33 mile “All People Trail” (boardwalk-handicap accessible)
  • Kiracofe Prairie
  • Wetland
  • Horseshoe courts
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Play Equipment