Riverbend Recreation Area

16618 Township Road 208, Findlay

Riverbend Recreation Area was the Hancock Park District’s first park, which opened in 1976 for America’s Bicentennial celebration. Once a Native American camp along the “big bend” of the Blanchard, the 129-acre park remains a unique habitat for wildlife. Visitors can birdwatch and take photographs as they enjoy a wide range of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities and experiences. Ample open space is available for yard games. A multi-use loop trail and nature trails weave through clearings and tree canopy, perfect for quiet dreaming and restful solitude for every season.


  • Brugeman Lodge
  • Lakefront Activity Center
  • Picnic shelters
  • Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center
  • Giertz Lake with two fishing piers
  • Primitive campground
  • K-9 Field of Dreams Dog Park
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • 18-hole disc golf course
  • Playgrounds
  • Robert G. Payne Arboretum
  • Bridle trails
  • Access to the Blanchard River Water Trail
  • Gazebo
  • Restrooms
  • Parking lots
  • Hiking and Walking

Flooding at Riverbend Recreation Area