Owlexander's Hoot Route


Join Owlexander and his friends on Owlexander's Hoot Route!

Owlexander, the Centerville-Washington Park District mascot, hoots "welcome" to you! He lives in Grant Park and he’s going on a great adventure!

What will he find along the way and whoooo will he meet?

Hike the Hoot Route and find out!

View pictures of the Grand Opening!

About the Trail


The nature literature trail is a wheelchair and stroller accessible, crushed gravel/dirt path through the woods. Children ages 3-8 with their adult companion can hike along the storybook trail and learn about the animals that live in the park. While reading the story, children can play active games, solve riddles, and more. The trailhead to Owlexander's Hoot Route may be found at Grant Park – Normandy Entrance, 501 Normandy Ridge Road, Centerville. The trailhead to Owlexander's Hoot Route may be found at Grant Park, Normandy Entrance, 501 Normandy Ridge Road, Centerville. Please note that the trail may become saturated with water after heavy rains or significant snow melt.

Do Some Fun Activities


Do a puzzle!

Color a picture!


Learn About Grant Park & Forests


About the Sponsors


The Nature Literature Trail and Owlexander's Hoot Route are made possible through a partnership between the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Centerville-Washington Park District and is fully funded by the Yeck Family Foundation.


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