Kendrick 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.
Shelter Name: Oak
Shelter Name: Hickory
Shelter Name: Maple
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
- Horseshoe courts
- Sand volleyball courts
- Play Equipment